Felicity Jones is a British actress best known for her role in the film "Like Crazy." She's also starred in films such as "The Tempest" and guest-starred on "Doctor Who."
Felicity Rose Hadley Jones was born on October 17, 1983 in Bournville, Birmingham, England. Although her parents divorced when she was just 3 years old, leaving her mother to take care of her and her brother, Felicity has said that her family is very close. When she was 11 years old, her uncle, actor Michael Hadley, encouraged her to take some acting workshops herself. By age 12, she was already starring in a television movie called "The Treasure Seekers," based on a novel by Edith Nesbit. She continued to take on small roles while attending Kings Norton Girls School, and then King Edward VI Handsworth School. After this, she took a break to shoot the television series "Servants" before attending and eventually graduating from Wadham College with a 2:1 (Second-class Honours, upper division) in English in 2006. From here, she was now free to focus more on her acting career.
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Prior to 2006, however, Felicity had already garnered herself a variety of roles on British television to gain her notoriety. She starred as Ethel Hallow on the first season of "The Worst Witch" before being replaced by Katie Allen after leaving the show because she was homesick. She would eventually reprise her role on the series "Weirdsister College." She may be most famous in England for her part on the BBC series "The Archers," the world's longest-running soap opera.
Post 2006, Felicity has begun to make more of a name for herself her in the U.S, even though she still resides in England and has yet to have much of a breakout role here besides in the film "Like Crazy" alongside actors Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence. However, this could all change very quickly with her role in the upcoming film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," where she is rumored to be playing the popular character, the Black Cat. The film is set to debut on May 2nd, 2014.