Felicity Jones as Mom

Felicity Jones is best known for her BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-nominated starring role opposite Eddie Redmayne in James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything, also for Focus Features.

Ms. Jones next stars in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards; Ron Howard’s Inferno, opposite Tom Hanks; and Collide, opposite Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley.

American audiences first took notice of her in 2011 as the star of Drake Doremus’ romantic drama Like Crazy, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, earning the Grand Jury Prize for American Dramatic Film and earning her a Special Jury Award for Acting.  Ms. Jones subsequently went on to win the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performer, and the Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer. 

Her other feature credits include The Invisible Woman, in which she starred with Ralph Fiennes, who also directed; Rupert Goold’s drama True Story, opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco; Breathe In, which reteamed her with director Drake Doremus; Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Julie Taymor’s film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Stephen Merchant’s Cemetery Junction; and Julian Jarrold’s Brideshead Revisited.

Ms. Jones’ extensive television credits include David Hare’s telefilms Page Eight and Salting the Battlefield, both with Bill Nighy; the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank and Jane Austen’s Northhanger Abbey, both directed by Jon Jones; and a guest-starring role on HBO’s hit series Girls.

A veteran of the stage, she recently earned rave reviews in Michael Grandage’s Donmar Warehouse production of Luise Miller.  Additional theater credits include Jeremy Herrin’s staging of That Face, at the Royal Court; and The Chalk Garden, also directed by Mr. Grandage at the Donmar, which earned Ms. Jones an Outstanding Newcomer nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.  

A Monster Calls

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Felicity Jones
Sigourney Weaver
Toby Kebbell
Liam Neeson
Lewis MacDougall
J.A. Bayona
Patrick Ness


Video | "Break The Windows" Clip
Video | "In The Eyes" Clip
Video | "Messily Ever After" Clip
Video | "I've Come To Get You" Clip
Video | "Face Your Fears" Spot
news | Sigourney Weaver on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
news | Sigourney Weaver Speaks to The Hollywood Reporter
news | The New York Times Profiles Felicity Jones
Video | Official Trailer: Focus Features and J.A. Bayona Present A...
bio | Lewis MacDougall as Conor

The role of Conor is a very demanding one, physically and emotionally. Lewis was so courageous, so present, so truthful.


MacDougall is fantastic in what should be considered an Academy Award-worthy performance.

Photo | Mom: Felicity Jones stars in J.A. Bayona's A Monster...
news | Entertainment Weekly Introduces A Monster...

Felicity Jones is absolutely devastating.

Photo | Determination: Connor [Lewis MacDougall] and The Monster [Liam...
Photo | Change: Struggling to understand one another, love must carry Connor...
Video | J.A. Bayona Talks with Gold Derby
social | Early Concept Art by Daniel Carrasco
news | Writer Patrick Ness and the Backstory of A...
social | SFX Artist David Marti Captures BTS Moment of...
Photo | Connor: In just his second on-screen role, young Lewis MacDougall portrays Connor - a boy determined not to lose his mother.
news | Patrick Ness Named One of "Hollywood's 25 Most...
news | BTS: A Look at A Monster Calls' Animated Sequences
social | Concept Art by Daniel Carrasco Jabalera
bio | Felicity Jones as Mom

And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard. And I'll be right there. You might not see me, but I'll be right there, breaking 'em along with you.

Photo | Faith: A boy confronted with a monumental shift in what he once considered "normal", Connor [Lewis MacDougall] will stand tallest when atop the shoulders of The Monster [Liam Neeson].
bio | Liam Neeson as The Monster
Photo | Illustrated: Connor [Lewis MacDougall] brings his imagination to life...
social | Illustrator Andreu Zaragoza's Monster

One of the best films of 2016.

bio | J.A. Bayona, Director
social | Monster Building

I saw this as a powerful and important story to tell as a movie – an adventure that anyone can relate to.

bio | Sigourney Weaver as Grandma
Photo | Life: Director J.A. Bayona brings Patrick Ness' novel A Monster Calls to life with beautiful, signature scenes lensed by cinematographer Fernando Velázquez.
bio | Toby Kebbell as Dad
Photo | Origin: J.A. Bayona directs A Monster Calls from a script by the novel's author Patrick Ness. The novel was awarded 2012's Carnegie and Greenaway Medals.
Photo | Escape: No matter the level of fear, anger or confusion, Connor...

Belief is half of all healing. Belief in the cure, belief in the future that awaits. Your belief is valuable, so you must be careful where you put it. And in whom.

The Monster