Emilia Jones

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Emilia Jones
Born
Emilia Annis I. Jones[1]

(2002-02-23) 23 February 2002 (age 19)
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present
Parent(s)Aled Jones (father)
Claire Fossett (mother)

Emilia Annis I. Jones[1] (born 23 February 2002) is an English actress. She is most known for playing Kinsey Locke in the Netflix series Locke & Key. She has also had roles in Doctor Who and several theatrical productions in the West End in London.

Early life[edit]

Emilia Jones is the daughter of the Welsh singer and TV presenter Aled Jones and his English wife Claire Fossett.[2]

Career[edit]

Jones' acting career began in 2010, aged 8 years old, when she appeared as Jasmine in the film One Day.[3] She also 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 Jones 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 for being "spot on."[7] In film, Jones has had small roles in One Day (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).[3]

In 2011, Jones made her theatrical debut after playing the princess Young Fiona in the original cast of Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.[3][8] In 2013, Jones appeared in Rebecca Lenkiewicz's stage adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. She held the role of nine-year-old Flora with two other girls, alternating between them each night. After her performance on press night, Jones commented, "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-).[10] The first season was released on 7 February 2020.[11] This marked Jones' first main role in a television series. She was attracted to the role of Kinsey because of the prospect of being able to play two versions of the same character: Kinsey before she removes her fear, and Kinsey after she removes her fear.[12] Jones stated in an interview about Locke & Key, "This, for me, was one of the best shoots I've ever done. The cast and crew are incredible and I absolutely adore them."[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director(s)
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides English Girl Rob Marshall
One Day Jasmine (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 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 Rubby Rossi Sian Heder

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2011 House of Anubis Young Sarah Frobisher-Smythe
2013 Doctor Who Merry Gejelh Episode: "The Rings of Akhaten"
2013–2014 Utopia Alice
2014 Residue Charlotte Jones Episode: Series 1, Episode 1
2015 Wolf Hall Anne Cromwell Episode: "Three Card Trick"
2020 Locke & Key Kinsey Locke Main role

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search Results for Civil Births in Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records". findmypast.co.uk. England & Wales Births 1837–2006. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hitchings, Henry (25 January 2013). "The Turn Of The Screw, Almeida Theatre". Evening Standard. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Almeida Theatre Announces The Turn of the Screw Casting". Broadway World. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  4. ^ Butcher, David. "Utopia – Series 1 Episode 3". Radio Times. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. ^ Debnath, Neela (4 October 2013). "Review of Doctor Who 'The Rings of Akhaten'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. ^ "REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Rings of Akhaten". Boston Standard. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  7. ^ Berkshire, Geoff (6 April 2013). "'Doctor Who' Season 7 episode 7 review: 'The Rings of Akhaten' goes somewhere awesome". Zap2It. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  8. ^ Shenton, Mark (14 June 2011). "Shrek the Musical Opens at West End's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane June 14". Playbill. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  9. ^ "The Turn of the Screw, Almeida, London". The Independent. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (19 December 2018). "'Locke & Key': Connor Jessup & Emilia Jones To Play Tyler & Kinsey Locke In Netflix Series From Carlton Cuse & Joe Hill". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (4 December 2019). "'Locke & Key' Gets Netflix Premiere Date". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Emilia Jones from 'Locke & Key' Talks Family, Keys, and Playing Kinsey Locke -". fangirlish.com. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  13. ^ 'Locke and Key': Emilia Jones and Connor Jessup Tease Season 2, retrieved 2 April 2020

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