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Review: Ralph Fiennes' Charles Dickens Drama 'The Invisible Woman' Co-Starring Felicity Jones

  • By Chris Willman
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  • December 27, 2013 2:07 PM
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Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman
Charles Dickens and his comely, considerably younger mistress have a dickens of a time getting their adulterous act together in “The Invisible Woman,” a directing, as well as starring, turn for Ralph Fiennes. He’s rarely been better than he is as the 19th century’s most celebrated novelist, with his chops on camera just about matched by what he’s done behind. The problem is that we’ve seen so many fictions about Victorians who can’t let the onset of real passion break up their stuffy marriages that even a true-life variation doesn’t have that much to add to the genre, much less that’s thematically worthy of Dickens.

'Invisible Woman' Star Felicity Jones Talks Her Dickensian Drama, Ralph Fiennes, 'Spider-Man 2' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 19, 2013 12:06 PM
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Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman
As our own Oli Lyttleton pointed out in his under/over selections, Ralph Fiennes (starring and directing) has a new movie coming out this month that is really quite brilliant and barely anybody is talking about. And that film is "The Invisible Woman." It's based on the real-life affair Charles Dickens had with a young actress who served the author in one of his theatrical productions, and is based on the nonfiction book (of the same title) by Claire Tomalin. We were lucky enough to get a chance to talk to the Invisible Woman herself, Felicity Jones, about what it was like playing this forgotten historical figure, what additional research she did on her own, and whether or not she can tell us anything about what she's up to in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Watch: New U.K. Trailer & Poster For Ralph Fiennes' Charles Dickens Drama 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 5:40 PM
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The Invisible Woman
Whether or not "The Invisible Woman" can overcome respectable but not quite ecstatic notices out of Telluride and TIFF to become an awards season contender remains to be seen, but that doesn't mean there aren't surprises to be found in the film. As we noted earlier this afternoon in our For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actresses Who Deserve Some Oscar Season Attention, one to pay attention to is Joanna Scanlan for her small, but important turn in the film.

Watch: Charles Dickens Has A Secret In Trailer For Ralph Fiennes' 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 7:10 PM
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One of the world's greatest writers, a torrid affair ... the drama writes itself, and certainly that must be what attracted Ralph Fiennes to "The Invisible Woman." The film got off to a steady if not spectacular start at Venice and Toronto, but Sony Pictures Classics is hoping to build it up to a full head of steam by time it hits theaters in Decembers.

Watch: 4 Clips From Ralph Fiennes' 'The Invisible Woman' Co-Starring Felicity Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 5:55 PM
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The Invisible Woman Ralph Fiennes Felicity Jones
Every awards season needs a sumptuous, period drama (preferably based on a true story) to serve as a potential rival to more contemporary and flashier films, and this year, "The Invisible Woman" may just be that pic. Combining literary history, romance and some decent talent all around, this one tap into voters used to more traditional fare.

Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund & Shailene Woodley Among The Actors Who Passed On 'Fifty Shades'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 10:25 AM
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To an actor, a franchise is an attractive thing: it could mean years (maybe even decades) of solid, dependable work, with each subsequent installment usually incentivized to some degree and with the sense of community and family growing with each outing (many of the "Harry Potter" actors, both young and old, equated the experience to going back to school). In the mad scramble for big studio parts, a franchise is a sturdily proven gig. Which makes actors who pass on potential franchises somewhat baffling (remember when Josh Hartnett was repeatedly courted for Superman?)... Yet pass they do. While Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson ended up scoring the pivotal leads in "Fifty Shades of Grey," a number of Hollywood's elite passed on the project. Franchise schmanchise.

Telluride Review: 'The Invisible Woman' Starring Ralph Fiennes & Felicity Jones

  • By Chris Willman
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  • September 1, 2013 12:40 PM
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The Invisible Woman Ralph Fiennes Felicity Jones
Charles Dickens and his comely, considerably younger mistress have a dickens of a time getting their adulterous act together in “The Invisible Woman,” a directing as well as starring turn for Ralph Fiennes. He’s rarely been better than he is as the 19th century’s most celebrated novelist, with his chops on screen just about matched by what he’s done behind. The problem is that we’ve seen so many fictions about Victorians who can’t let the onset of real passion break up their stuffy marriages that even a true-life variation doesn’t have that much to add to the genre, much less that’s thematically worthy of Dickens.

Felicity Jones To Appear On Season 3 Of 'Girls'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 9, 2013 1:05 PM
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She didn't quite explode as instantly as some were predicting, but two years after her breakthrough role in "Like Crazy," Felicity Jones is going to be inescapable soon. The actress has already been seen this year in her excellent reteam with Drake Doremus, "Breathe In," and will be on the festival circuit in the fall with Ralph Fiennes' "The Invisible Woman." Beyond that, 2014 will bring "True Story" with James Franco and Jonah Hill, Stephen Hawking biopic "Theory Of Everything" opposite Eddie Redmayne, and her blockbuster debut in a mysterious role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." And somehow, Jones is finding time to squeeze in a part on one of our favorite TV shows.

TIFF First Looks: Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In 'All Is By My Side,' 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' & 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 12:26 PM
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Yes, we're continuing to dig into TIFF's great lineup this year and uncovering more images from the movies head to Ontario, Canada, so sit back and open up your eyeballs....

Watch: Guy Pearce Wants Creativity In His Life In 2-Minute Clip From 'Breathe In' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 3:32 PM
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Let's say when you were younger you played in a rock 'n roll band that was modestly successfully, but that life was traded in for a stable job, marriage, children and life in the suburbs. Would you want to revisit that old spark of youth, or is the enriching life of family enough to make up for that gap? That's one of the central questions in "Breathe In," the new drama from "Like Crazy" writer/director Drake Doremus. And another new peek at the movie has arrived.

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