bRaised in Birmingham, Jones, 39, was in The Worst Witch TV series as a teenager and in The Archers while studying English at Oxford University. In 2011 he won the Sundance Special Jury Prize for his performance in Like Crazy and in 2014 starred in The Theory of Everything, earning BAFTA and Oscar nominations. Her other films include Rogue One, On the Basis of Sex, A Monster Calls and Dead Shot, all available on Sky Cinema. She lives in London with her husband, director Charles Gard, and their son.
What is your greatest fear?
There is not enough food in the fridge.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Trying to do a million things at once.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
describe yourself in three words
In the moment, happy, skittish, hungry.
What would be your superpower?
To be a lookalike
what makes you sad?
Never lie, ever.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
my bad posture
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
What is your worst habit?
Holding my breath while I’m texting.
What’s the worst thing someone has said to you?
“You’re a reasonably intelligent girl,” by a teacher, and it drove me crazy and inspired me to go to Oxford.
What scares you about getting old?
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
a magazine editor.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.
To whom would you most like to say sorry and why?
None, I’m very good at apologizing.
What or who is the biggest love of your life?
how does love feel
Peaceful and blissful.
Have you ever said “I love you” without meaning it?
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I wouldn’t change anything. Life is the way it is, you just have to go with it.
If you are not yourself, who would you like to be?
What would you like to leave to your children?
Peace in who you are.
What’s the closest you’ve ever come to death?
Almost getting hit by a train in one movie, almost falling out of a hot air balloon in another movie, narrowly escaping being hit by a taxi…
What one thing will improve the quality of your life?
If the mobile phone had not been invented.
What keeps you awake at night?
my to-do list.
How would you like to be remembered?
Kind, funny, alive.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Things, situations, people keep on evolving. Nothing is stable.
What happens when we die?
someone else is born.
tell us a joke
What is the difference between a guitar and a fish? You can’t eat “tuna” fish.