Three years ago Felicity Jones starred in The Invisible Woman, a small British period film – directed by Ralph Fiennes – about Charles Dickens’ secret lover.
Now, she is headlining Hollywood blockbusters namely the Ron Howard-helmed Inferno, A Monster Calls (co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson) and, of course, one of the most anticipated films this year Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The English actress, who turns 33 on Oct 17, has the 2014 film The Theory Of Everything to thank for this turn of fortune; the film gave Jones her first Oscar nomination. In Inferno, Jones worked with two Oscar winners – director Howard and actor Tom Hanks. Inferno marks the duo’s third effort in bringing Dan Brown’s books to the the big screen.
In a transcript provided by Sony Pictures, Jones says both Hanks and Howard have a shorthand and are often on the same page. She elaborates: “It’s what I would hope to do later in my career – to work with the same people and build up a shorthand. It’s like any creative endeavour, if you work with the same people, you actually save a lot of time because you’re not trying to establish a new relationship.”