Or maybe someone not to see: Felicity Jones has signed to play Nelly Ternan, secret mistress to Charles Dickens, in Ralph Fiennes’ adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s Ternan biography, The Invisible Woman, due out in 2013.
Jones, twenty-eight, isn’t exactly known for period pieces, but here she is doing Shakespeare:
Specifically, she’s playing Miranda in Julie Taymor’s slightly revisionist take on The Tempest (2010). (How slightly? Well, Miranda’s book-drowning magician parent is played by Helen Mirren.)
Claire Tomalin, incidentally, has a new biography of Charles Dickens on the shelves.