Independent News and Media

What Stephen Hawking's ex-wife thought of Felicity Jones

JANE Hawking, Stephen Hawking's ex-wife, has praised Felicity Jones' portrayal of her in The Theory of Everything.

Describing Jones' work as "astounding", Hawking said: "I thought, 'How can I be on the screen and in a cinema seat at the same time?'"

After giving such a polished performance playing the physicist's wife opposite Eddie Redmayne, Jones was nominated for Best Actress at Sunday night's Oscars, but lost to Julianne Moore for her performance in Still Alice.

Jones also praised Hawking for giving her great insight into her life. "My instinct was when you're playing a real person you want to get that person's blessing and that's just building up trust with each other," she said.

"Jane is incredibly open, she showed me photos of her and Stephen when they first met and I really felt I was getting this glimpse into an intimate side of their lives."


How to get your hands on show and rodeo classic this week

Premium Content How to get your hands on show and rodeo classic this week

See how one couple have adapted their business in trying times, and how you can get...

FULL LIST: Stanthorpe court appearances today

Premium Content FULL LIST: Stanthorpe court appearances today

Here is a list of matters listed at Stanthorpe Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

100-year connection inspires heartfelt project

Premium Content 100-year connection inspires heartfelt project

One author inspired by her family’s ties to Stanthorpe is pushing to be part of a...