Films: Felicity Jones

On the Basis of Sex

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mimi Leder
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

Biopic of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), focusing on her journey from law student in the 50s to crusading lawyer in the 70s. Jones brings emotional conviction and power to the role, and her chemistry with Hammer as her lawyer husband Marty is sweet. Inspirational stuff.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Inferno

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Written by: Dan Brown (novel)
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster
  • UK release: 14 October 2016

Professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes up in a hospital with a bullet wound to the head, a kindly female sidekick (Jones) and a whole lotta skimpily-researched exposition to do. A half-decent plot and a strong international cast make this perhaps the least disappointing of the Dan Brown adaptations.

A Monster Calls

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • Spain / UK / US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
  • UK release: 6 January 2016

Twelve year old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

True Story

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones
  • UK release: 17 July 2015

This unconvincing crime thriller follows disgraced New York Times writer, Michael Finkel, (Hill) who befriends Christian Longo (Franco) – a man accused of murdering his wife and three children, yet finally caught in Mexico masquerading as none other than Finkel himself. True Story ’s undoing is that it lacks the very…

The Theory of Everything

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US / UK
  • 2h 3min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
  • UK release: 1 January 2015

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.

The Invisible Woman

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Fairley
  • UK release: 7 February 2014

Ralph Fiennes directorial return examines the relationship between Charles Dickens and his secret lover.

Breathe In

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Drake Doremus
  • Written by: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones
  • Cast: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan
  • UK release: 19 July 2013

A troubled foreign exchange student (Jones) arrives in a small New York town and forever changes the dynamics of her host family.

Like Crazy

  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Drake Doremus
  • Written by: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones
  • Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence
  • UK release: 3 February 2012

Anna (Jones) is a British student who spends a summer in LA falling in love with Jacob (Yelchin). In fact she overstays her visa, causing endless difficulties as the couple battle with separation, red tape and further romantic complications. Doremus' film has a beguiling naturalism and Jones is particularly good, but the…

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

  • 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Donald Rice
  • Written by: Donald Rice, Mary Henely-Magill
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern

Lovely weather, a country manor, a wedding. But Dolly isn't so certain the man she's about to marry is the right one.

Albatross

  • 2011
  • Directed by: Niall MacCormick
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones

Chalet Girl

  • 2 stars
  • 2011
  • UK / Germany / Austria
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Phil Traill
  • Written by: Tom Williams
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Bailey, Sophia Bush, Brooke Shields, Tamsin Egerton

Formulaic mix of Pretty Woman and Bridget Jones set on the ski slopes of St Anton. British actress Jones (single-handedly carrying the film) plays a former skateboarding prodigy whose promising career is curtailed by tragedy. An obvious crowd-pleaser that relies too heavily on staged, sitcom style humour.

The Tempest

  • 2 stars
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Alan Cumming, Felicity Jones

With an all-star cast, stunning Oscar-nominated costumes by Sandy Powell and lashings of CGI, Taymor's gender-bending adaptation (starring Mirren as 'Prospera') sounds lively enough, but it flounders in ugly visuals and pretension.

Albatross

  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Niall MacCormick
  • Cast: Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones

: Feature - UK Niall MacCormick’s well-pitched and beautifully written film about frustrated author Jonathan (Koch) and the incendiary effect on his family of the arrival of the ebullilent Emilia (Brown-Findlay), herself a would-be writer. Emilia first befriends and emancipates the bookish daughter Beth (Jones), alarms…

Cemetery Junction

  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Written by: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Cast: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Emily Watson, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

Largely free of the excruciating irony that has dominated their TV work, Gervais and Merchant's story of three friends living in suburban England in the 1970s is a tender, touching tale that's unashamedly feel good. Romance drives the plot but there are also lashings of teenage angst.

The Tempest

  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou

Taymor gender swaps Prospero, with the almighty Mirren taking on the role.

Chéri

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK / Germany
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: Christopher Hampton
  • Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates

Adapted from Colette's controversial 1920s novels 'Cheri' and 'The Last of Cheri', which centres on a six-year love affair between a young man (Friend) and an aging courtesan (Pfeiffer) and its aftermath, Stephen Frears' film is a complex and visually exquisite meditation on ageing and loss; themes that are effected on…

Flashbacks of a Fool

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Baillie Walsh
  • Written by: Baillie Walsh
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Claire Forlani, Felicity Jones, Eve, Emilia Fox, Jodhi May, Miriam Karlin

Set in present-day California and an English seaside resort circa 1972, Joe Scott (Craig between Bond outings), is a washed up Hollywood star who recalls a traumatic teenage experience that leads to professional success and personal self-destruction. Good supporting performances and rather pedestrian flashbacks make for…