Emilia Jones is a British actress who was born on 23rd February 2002 to parents Aled Jones and his English wife, Claire Fossett. Unlike her mother, Claire, who is a regular person, Emilia’s father, Aled, is a Welsh TV presenter as well as a singer. She’s also got a younger brother named Lucas Jones.
Jones is best known for featuring in a Doctor Who episode (The Rings of Akhaten) back in 2013, playing the role of Merry Gejelh, the young Queen of Years. Moreover, she played the character of Lottie McLeod in the BBC comedy-drama film What We Did on Our Holiday (2014).
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Besides her acting endeavors in big and small screens, Emilia’s worked in the theatres as well. Most notably, the actress played Young Fiona in Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Likewise, she portrayed Flora in the stage adaptation of The Turn of the Screw, an 1898 novella by American-British author Henry James.
Emilia Jones’ career is growing in stature
Emilia Jones’ career is heading in an upward trajectory with an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Jones made her big-screen debut when she was merely eight years old. She played the role of Jasmine in the romantic tragedy film One Day (2011). A couple of years later, she played Alice in the British thriller drama Utopia (2013). Likewise, she starred as the young Queen of Years Merry Gejelh in the British science fiction series Doctor Who in the 7th episode of the 7th season titled The Rings of Akhaten.
The young actress’ performance as Merry was lauded by critics and fans alike. Meanwhile, in the big screens, Jones played minor roles in the 2011 films One Day and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
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Emilia made her theatrical debut at the Theatre Royal, Dury Lane, back in 2011. She played the role of Princess Young Fiona in Shrek the Musical. A couple of years later, she portrayed a nine-year-old Flora in The Turn of the Screw, a play adapted from Henry James’ 1898 horror novella.
Following her brilliant performance at press night, Jones stated she is unfazed by the spotlight. As a matter of fact, the actress revealed she finds it extremely fun and loves every bit of it.
Emilia Jones’ net worth is estimated at $500,000.
Emilia Jones is starring as Kinsey Locke in ‘Locke & Key’ (2020)
Locke & Key is a supernatural horror drama based on the comic book series of the same name by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. The web series is developed by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Ell Coleite.
As per IMDb, the plot reads:
Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father’s murder discover their new home’s magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Emilia Jones is portraying the character of Kinsey Locke, the middle sibling and the only daughter of the Locke family. The other notable cast includes Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke, Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke, Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke, Petrice Jones as Scot Cavendish, Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, and Griffin Gluck as Gabe.
Emilia Jones plays the role of Kinsey Locke in the Netflix series ‘Locke & Key’ (2020).
Earlier, Deadline reported the series got picked up by Netflix two months after Hulu decided to drop Locke & Key pilot. Subsequently, Netflix ordered the series to undergo redevelopment, followed by the recasting of two of the three Locke children.
Emilia Jones was rumored to be dating ‘Locke & Key’ co-star Connor Jessup
Emilia Jones and Connor Jessup were rumored to be in a relationship.
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Emilia Jones and Connor Jessup are starring together as Kinsey Locke and Tyler Locke, along with Jackson Robert Scott who plays Bode Locke, in the Netflix series Locke & Key (2020). Since late 2018 when the news first broke of the cast, speculations gradually surfaced over the duo’s dating endeavors.
The Brimstone actress often shares the pictures of the two together on her Instagram. Both members of this pair also wished each other on their birthdays, which is kind of normal to be fair for two people working together. However, there appeared to be more to this duo than what met the eye.
Emilia Jones and Connor Jessup are starring together in ‘Locke & Key’ (2019).
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Despite the rumors, whether or not Connor’s her boyfriend used to be anybody’s guess for a while. However, all these speculations were put to bed when the actor came out as gay in June 2019, revealing through Instagram.
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I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years. I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle. No one will care anyway. If I can just keep making it smaller, smaller, smaller…. My shame took the form of a shrug, but it was shame. I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked. It took me years. It’s ongoing. I’m saying this now because I have conspicuously not said it before. I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly. I’ve played that tedious game. Most painfully, I’ve talked about the gay characters I’ve played from a neutral, almost anthropological distance, as if they were separate from me. These evasions are bizarre and embarrassing to me now, but at the time they were natural. Discretion was default, and it seemed benign. It would be presumptuous to assume anyone would care, yeah? And anyway, why should I have to say anything? What right do strangers have to the intimate details of my life? These and other background whispers––new, softer forms of the same voices from when I was thirteen, fourteen, fifteen…. Shame can come heavy and loud, but it can come quiet too; it can take cover behind comfort and convenience. But it’s always violent. For me, this discretion has become airless. I don’t want to censor––consciously or not––the ways I talk, sit, laugh, or dress, the stories I tell, the jokes I make, my points of reference and connection. I don’t want to be complicit, even peripherally, in the idea that being gay is a problem to be solved or hushed. I’m grateful to be gay. Queerness is a solution. It’s a promise against cliche and solipsism and blandness; it’s a tilted head and an open window. I value more everyday the people, movies, books, and music that open me to it. If you’re gay, bi, trans, two-spirit or questioning, if you’re confused, if you’re in pain or you feel you’re alone, if you aren’t or you don’t: You make the world more surprising and bearable. To all the queers, deviants, misfits, and lovers in my life: I love you. I love you. Happy Pride!
Meanwhile, the Horrible Histories star is pretty close to a guy named Jesse Wilson. She often shares cute clips and snaps of the duo together on social media.
Emilia’s recent adorable uploads together with Jesse has undoubtedly got the rumor-mill buzzing. Although fans can’t help speculate Wilson is her boyfriend, it remains to be seen if this goofy pair is more than just friends. Only time will tell.