Jessica Brown Findlay Wiki
An actress with over 30 acting credits to her name, Jessica Brown Findlay rose to prominence playing the lead female role in the 2011 drama “Albatross”, which brought her the British Independent Film Award and Evening Standard British Film Award nominations for Most Promising Newcomer. Television series fans will probably recognize her as Lady Sybil Crawley from the romantic drama “Downtown Abbey”, which had 229 award nominations and won 59, including 15 Primetime Emmys.
To learn more about this talented young woman, about her life and her career, keep on scrolling through this article.
Early life, family, and education
Born Jessica Rose Brown Findlay under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 14 September 1987, in Cookham, Berkshire, England, she holds British nationality and comes from a family of mixed Welsh, Irish, Scottish and English descent. Jessica is the only child of Beverly and Christopher Brown-Findlay, a teaching assistant and financial adviser, respectively.
Jessica trained in ballet from an early age and was very successful, dancing with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet. Aged 15, Jessica danced with the Kirov (now the Mariinsky Ballet) for the summer season at the Royal Opera House in London, England. Unfortunately, she had three operations on her ankles, and the last one went wrong, so Jessica couldn’t pursue her career as a ballerina.
Speaking of her educational background, Jessica attended Furze Platt Senior School and Arts Educational School, then upon matriculating in 2005, she enrolled at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 2009.
Roles in movies
Jessica made her acting debut portraying a Girl in Bed in the 2009 short movie “Man on a Motorcycle”. Two years later came her breakthrough role. as Emelia in “Albatross”, which followed the story of novelist Emelia, who after arriving in town befriends Beth, a teenage girl who enjoys reading books – Emilia and Beth’s father began a relationship that threatens to have devastating consequences. The stars of this drama besides Jessica were Felicity Jones and Sebastian Koch.
Jessica’s next movie role came in the 2014 fantasy mystery “Winter’s Tale” in which she starred opposite Russell Crowe and Colin Farrell, followed by her roles in “Lullaby” and “The Riot Club” later that year.
She also starred in the 2015 science-fiction horror “Victor Frankenstein” opposite Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, followed by her role as Bella in “This Beautiful Fantastic” in 2016; also starring Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine, the romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Simon Aboud followed the story of a young woman who dreams of becoming a children’s book writer, and about her friendship with an old, rich widower.
In the following year, Jessica was cast to play Linder Sterling in “England is Mine”, a biographic drama about the lead singer of the rock band The Smiths. She followed by her role as Elizabeth McKenna in the 2018 war drama “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, also starring Tom Courtenay and Michiel Huisman, which although having no nominations, was well-rated by the audience (7.3/10).
Two years later, Jessica was seen in “The Banishing”, followed by her role as Pamela Legat in the 2021 movie “Munich: The Edge of War” based on the novel “Munich” by Robert Harris, which followed the story of a British diplomat who goes to Munich, Germany, during the World War II, and finds out that his classmate from Oxford works for the German government.
Later that year, Jessica was heard as Fay in “Monster Family 2”. Most recently, she was seen starring in the 2022 movies “Iris Warriors” and “The Hanging Sun”.
The first poster for Francesco Carrozzini’s ‘The Hanging Sun’ starring Alessandro Borghi and Jessica Brown Findlay. pic.twitter.com/zWILSIF2Ad
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Roles in series
Jessica made her first television series appearance as Rachel in an episode of the series “Misfits” in 2009. Next, she was cast to play her most notable role to date, as Lady Sybil Crawley in “Downtown Abbey” – Jessica was seen in 21 episodes from 2010 through 2012.
Concurrently, she made an appearance in another episode of “Misfits” (2011) and “Labyrinth” (2012), followed by her role as Mary Yellen in the 2014 TV mini-series “Jamaica Inn”, also starring Matthew McNulty and Sean Harris – this drama followed the story of a young woman who moves in with her uncle and aunt, and soon discovers some unpleasant events.
In the following year, Jessica was seen as Alice Aldridge in the TV mini-series “The Outcast”. From 2017 to 2019, she portrayed Charlotte Wells in “Harlots”, a drama set in the 18th century, about London’s brothel owner Margaret Wells, who struggles to raise her daughters properly.
The early 2020s saw Jessica as Lenina Crowne in the science-fiction thriller “Brave New World”, also starring Harry Lloyd and Alden Ehrenreich, followed by her voice role as Lenore in “Castlevania” (2020-2021).
Most recently, Jessica was seen as Izzie in the 2022 series “Life After Life”, and then as Tiffany in “The Flatshare”, a romantic comedy about two strangers who share a flat to save money but have a schedule that prevents them from ever meeting; her co-star is Anthony Welsh, and the series premiered in December 2022.
Love life and husband
Jessica hasn’t been the subject of any controversies or rumors concerning her love life, mostly because she’s rarely seen in public, and keeps her private life away from the media’s attention.
It’s known that in late 2016 she began a relationship with actor Ziggy Heath, who is perhaps known best for his role as Sam Holland in “Harlots”. The two exchanged their wedding vows on 12 September 2020, and on 5 November 2022, Jessica gave birth to their twin sons, whose names they haven’t revealed.
Age, height, and net worth
Jessica is 35 years old, and is known for her light brown hair and green eyes. Since she recently gave birth to her sons there is no information about her weight, however, she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall.
Many critics believe Jessica’s time has yet to come, but she has already accomplished a lot by starring in some successful films and television shows. If you’re wondering how wealthy Jessica is, according to sources, as of January 2023, her net worth has been estimated to be more than $3 million.