Emilia Jones

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Emilia Jones
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Born
Emilia Annis I. Jones[1]

(2002-02-23) 23 February 2002 (age 20)
Westminster, London, England
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2011–present
ParentAled Jones (father)

Emilia Annis I. Jones[1] (born 23 February 2002) is an English actress. She played the lead role of Ruby Rossi in the Academy Award-winning 2021 film CODA. She has received several accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and a nomination for a BAFTA Award.

She is also known for playing Kinsey Locke in the Netflix series Locke & Key (2020–2022), and has appeared in television's Doctor Who (2013) and Utopia (2013–2014). Her other lead film roles include Brimstone (2016), Ghostland & Two for Joy (both in 2018), and Horrible Histories (2019). She has also performed in several theatrical productions in London's West End.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in London to Welsh singer and presenter Aled Jones and his English wife, circus performer Claire Fossett. She has one younger brother, Lucas.[2]

Career[edit]

Jones' acting career began in 2010, at the age of 8, when she appeared as Jasmine in the film One Day.[3] She portrayed Alice in the Channel 4 drama Utopia,[4] and later that year played the young Queen of Years Merry Gejelh in the British television series Doctor Who episode "The Rings of Akhaten" (2013).[5] The Boston Standard lauded her for "carr[ying] off her scenes with aplomb" and for "really sell[ing] Merry’s mixture of naivety, knowledge and childlike fear,"[6] while the website Zap2It praised Jones' performance as "spot on."[7] She had a small role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).[3]

In 2011, Jones made her theatrical debut playing the princess Young Fiona in the original production of Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.[3][8] In 2013, she appeared in Rebecca Lenkiewicz's stage adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw as nine-year-old Flora, alternating between two other girls each night. After her performance on press night, she said, "I don’t find it scary, I just find it so much fun... I love every bit of it."[2][9]

In December 2018, it was announced that Jones was cast as Kinsey Locke, one of the main characters in the Netflix fantasy drama series Locke & Key (2020–present).[10] The first season was released on 7 February 2020.[11] It was her first main role in a television series. She was attracted to the part because of the prospect of playing two versions of the same character: Kinsey before and after she removes her fear.[12]

In 2021, Jones starred in the Apple TV+ comedy-drama film CODA as Ruby Rossi, the only hearing member of her family who dreams of going to Berklee. For the part, she spent nine months (during production of Locke & Key) learning American Sign Language, while also learning how to operate a professional fishing trawler. Principal photography ran from September 2019 to January 2020. The film premiered on 28 January 2021 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was bought by Apple Original Films for $25 million. It premiered on Apple TV+ on 13 August 2021 and received positive reviews; Jones and co-star Troy Kotsur were critically acclaimed and received several accolades.[13] The film won the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards, the first Sundance-premiered film to do so.

Jones' upcoming films are Cat Person and Winner,[14][15] both directed by Susanna Fogel, and Fairyland directed by Andrew Durham in his directorial debut.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Denotes productions that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides English Girl Rob Marshall
One Day Jasmine Mayhew (2007 & 2011) Lone Scherfig
2014
What We Did on Our Holiday Lottie McLeod Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin
2015
Youth Frances Paolo Sorrentino
High-Rise Vicky Ben Wheatley
2016
Brimstone Joanna Martin Koolhoven
2018
Ghostland Young Beth Keller Pascal Laugier
Patrick Vikki Mandie Fletcher
Two for Joy Vi Tom Beard
2019
Nuclear Emma Catherine Linstrum
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans Orla Dominic Brigstocke
2021
CODA Ruby Rossi Sian Heder Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance[17]
Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Performer[18]
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Youth in Film - Female[19]
Online Film and Television Association for Best Youth Performance[20]
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Artist[21]
Seattle Film Critics Society Award for Best Youth Performance[22]
Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress[23]
Nominated - Austin Film Critics Association Breakthrough Artist Award[24]
Nominated - British Academy Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role[25]
Nominated - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer[26]
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actor/Actress[27]
Nominated - Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance[28]
Nominated - Georgia Film Critics Association Breakthrough Award[29]
Nominated - Gold Derby Film Award for Best Breakthrough Performer[30]
Nominated - Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Actress[31]
Nominated - Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress[32]
Nominated - Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Actress[33]
Nominated - Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Breakout of the Year[34]
Nominated - Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress[35]
Nominated - London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Young British/Irish Performer[36]
Nominated - Online Film and Television Association for Best Breakthrough Performance: Female[37]
Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress[38]
Nominated - Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance[39]
2023
Cat Person dagger Margot Susanna Fogel Post-production[40]
TBA Fairyland dagger Alysia Abbott Andrew Durham Post-production[41]
TBA Winner dagger Reality Winner Susanna Fogel Filming[42]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2011 House of Anubis Young Sarah Frobisher-Smythe 8 episodes
2013 Doctor Who Merry Gejelh Episode: "The Rings of Akhaten"
2013–2014 Utopia Alice Ward 8 episodes
2014 Residue Charlotte Jones Episode: Series 1, Episode 1
2015 Wolf Hall Anne Cromwell Episode: "Three Card Trick"
2020–2022 Locke & Key Kinsey Locke Main role; 28 episodes
2022 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Herself (Guest) Episode: "Billy Crystal/Normani"
The Kelly Clarkson Show Episode: Seth Meyers & "The Cast of CODA"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist(s) Title
2020 JC Stewart "I Need You to Hate Me"[43]

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Album details
Horrible Histories (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
CODA (Soundtrack from the Apple Original Film)
  • Release date: August 13, 2021
  • Label: Republic, UMG
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

As main artist[edit]

Song Main artist(s) Writer(s) Album Year
"The Long Song"[44] Emilia Jones (feat. The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales) Murray Gold Doctor Who: Series 7 (Original Television Soundtrack) 2013

As featured artist[edit]

Song Main artist(s) Writer(s) Album Year
"Psycho"[45] Liam Jessup (as justliam) Liam Jessup N/A 2020

As songwriter[edit]

Song Main artist(s) Writer(s) Album Year
"Through the Phone" Wild Youth Conor O’Donohoe
Ed Drewett
Emilia Jones
Pete Hammerton[46][47]
Forever Girl - EP 2020

Theatre[edit]

Year Show Role Theatre
2011–2012 Shrek The Musical Young Fiona Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
2013 Turn of the Screw Flora Almeida Theatre
2014 Far Away Joan Young Vic

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2022
British Academy Film Awards Best Actress CODA Nominated [48]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated [49]
Chicago Indie Critics Best Actress Nominated [50]
Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated [51]
Hawaii Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [52]
Hollywood Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated [53]
Houston Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [54]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Actress Nominated [55]
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [56]
Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Best Actress Nominated [57]
Utah Film Critics Association Best Actress Won [58]
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [59]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Won [60]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [61]

References[edit]

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