Felicity Jones Facts: 12 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Inferno' Star
By: Christian Gray Snow
Felicity Jones is more than just a familiar face on the big screen. The actress's career began at a very young age, but do you know what her first job was? Here are 12 things you (probably) didn't know about Felicity Jones.
1. Hard-Working Kid
Jones has been in the industry for quite some time. The Academy Award nominee landed her first acting gig at the tender age of 12 in the '90s TV movie “The Treasure Seekers.” Have you seen it?
2. Challenge Yourself
Jones has previously admitted she would like to play unusual roles -- like a snake or a superhero. She believes an actor's job is to challenge him or herself with the roles you take.
3. Sister, Sister
Jones and "Game of Thrones" actress Ellie Kendrick have played on-screen sisters ... twice!
4. She Works Hard for the Money
5. Radio Beginnings
Jones's work history spans across all forms of media. While you're used to seeing her on-screen, you may be surprised to learn that she worked on radio soap show called "The Archers" for 10 years. Jones was so dedicated to the gig that she did it all through college.
6. Flashing Lights
Jones never fails to look anything less than stunning on the red carpet. But don't get it twisted, she doesn't want to be there! She once told Vogue, "Often, the last thing I want to do is stand up in front of 50 cameras on the red carpet. I'd rather have a cup of hot milk and an early night!"
7. Face of Fashion
Jones became the face of Dolce & Gabbana in 2012, and has described fashion shows as "exciting" and "almost like a dream."
8. You Gon' Learn Today
Jones has an English degree from Wadham College, part of the world-famous University of Oxford. However, studying English was a last-minute decision; the actress came very close to entering the school to study law.
9. All in the Family
Jones has an older brother who also works in the industry as a film editor -- and their uncle is veteran actor Michael Hadley.
10. England, Baby
Jones's family home is in Worcestershire, England, where she spent the majority of her childhood.
11. That Almost Moment
Jones had to turn down a role with one of the most famous faces of film, Julia Roberts. Sounds insane, right? Turns out she couldn't help it. She has already committed to a play in London and had to say no to working with Roberts in "Mirror, Mirror." Given the reception of the movie, it was probably for the best.