Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Felicity Jones is best known for her Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe-nominated starring role opposite Eddie Redmayne in James Marsh's The Theory of Everything. Inspired by Jane Hawking's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, the movie details the love story between Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge cosmology student, and Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with at University in the 1960s.
Most recently, she led the cast of Disney/Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards. The film was released worldwide on December 16, 2016 and has recently surpassed the $1 billion dollar mark globally.
Jones was also seen in Ron Howard's Inferno opposite Tom Hanks, which hit theaters October 28, 2016; and J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls opposite Liam Neeson, in theaters January 6, 2017. She will also be seen in Collide with Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley in theaters on February 24, 2017.
Jones's past film credits include: The Invisible Woman, the story of Charles Dickens's secret mistress, in which she stars with Ralph Fiennes, who also directed; Rupert Goold's drama True Story opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco; Breath In, which reteamed her with director Drake Doremus; and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
American audiences first took notice of Jones in 2011 as the star of Drake Doremus' Like Crazy, in which she appeared opposite Anton Yelchin. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, earning the Grand Jury prize for American Dramatic Film and Jones a Special Jury Award for acting. She also was named Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Awards and Breakthrough Performance by the National Board of Review.
Prior, Jones was seen in films including David Hare's Page 8; Julie Taymor's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, also starring Dame Helen Mirren; Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's Cemetery Junction alongside a stellar cast including Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode; and Brideshead Revisited. Her extensive TV credits include the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank; a guest-starring role on HBO's hit series Girls; and Jane Austen's Northhanger Abbey.
A veteran of the stage, Jones recently earned rave reviews in Michael Grandage's production of 'Luise Miller'. Additional theater credits include 'That Face' at the Royal Court and Enid Bagnold's 'The Chalk Garden,' which earned her an Outstanding Newcomer nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.