Most film fans probably know Jessica Brown Findlay for her roles as Emelia Conan in Albatross and Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey. The talented British actress has made numerous appearances in movies, television shows, and stage plays. What else do you know about this bubbly actress besides her on-screen life?
How old is Jessica Brown Findlay? The talented actress is currently 30 years old, having been born on 14th September 1989. She was born in Cookham, Berkshire, England to a family of English and Scottish ancestry. Her father, Christopher Brown-Findlay, is a financial advisor after previously working in the investment banking sector. Her mother, Beverly, works as a nurse and teaching assistant.
- Full name: Jessica Rose Brown Findlay
- Date of birth: 14th September 1989
- Jessica Brown Findlay age: 30 years
- Birthplace: Cookham, Berkshire, England
- Zodiac: Virgo
- Profession: Actress
- Nationality: British
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches
- Weight: 54 kilograms
Jessica Brown Findlay's childhood and education
Since an early age, Jessica had her eyes set on becoming a ballerina. She even managed to persuade her parents into helping her pursue ballet as a profession.
The actress underwent ballet training at the Associates of the Royal Ballet as well as the National Youth Ballet. Afterwards, she performed for a single summer season alongside the Kirov Ballet. After this, Brown joined the Furze Platt Senior School in Maidenhead for her formal education.
Jessica's ballet dream was unfortunately cut short when she developed ankle complications during her third year of study at the Arts Educational School in Hertfordshire. The complications forced her to undergo three operations, the last of which was unsuccessful.
Not willing to give up on art, the actress enrolled at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design for a course in Fine Art.
Jessica's first major acting role came in 2011 when she was cast as Emilia Doyle in the 2011 British comedy Albatross. The film tells the story of a young aspiring writer who enters the lives of the members of a dysfunctional family.
Afterwards, the actress landed a role in a drama-comedy television series known as Misfits. She played the role of a mystical religious girl who could convince just about anyone to leave their aberrant behavior. However, her character only lasted two episodes.
After being cast into the limelight for her role in Albatross, Jessica landed what is probably her biggest role to date, that of Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV series Downton Abbey.
Why did Jessica Brown Findlay leave Downton? She became the first major cast member to leave the show after her character passed away due to pre-eclampsia in season 3. Nevertheless, the actress had hinted from the beginning that she would only be part of the show for three years, after which she would leave.
After leaving Downton, the actress appeared in an episode of Black Mirror playing the role of Abi. The episode's main storyline revolved around a dystopian future in which people can only escape captivity by auditioning in front of reality television judges.
Afterwards, the actress landed a role in a miniseries titled Labyrinth, and the film Not Another Happy Ending. The former is based on a Kate Mosse novel by the same name. In 2014, Jessica appeared in the 2014 film adaptation of Winter's Tale alongside Russell Crowe and Colin Farrell.
In 2015, the actress was cast to play Shelly in a remake of The Crow. She then landed a role as Alice Aldridge, an emotionally-conflicted woman in The Outcast.
Besides film and television acting, Jessica has also appeared in a few stage plays. These include the 2015 adaptation of The Oresteia as well as the critically-acclaimed 2016 production of Hamlet at London's Almeida Theatre.
In 2016, the actress appeared in Steven, a biopic feature film depicting the life of English singer Morrissey. The movie was later renamed England is Mine.
In 2017, Jessica played Charlotte Wells in the television series Harlots. Her character was a famous courtesan and daughter to a brothel owner. Harlots premiered in March 2017 and revolved around Margaret Wells, a brothel owner who struggles to bring up her children in a chaotic home.
In the same year, the actress played Bella Brown in the independent film This Beautiful Fantastic. The film tells the story of a suppressed orphan whose life changes through her encounters with an inventor, a cook, and her grouchy neighbor.
Jessica Brown Findlay movies and TV shows
Here are the films and television series in which the prolific actress has appeared.
- Albatross (2011) as Emelia Conan Doyle
- England Is Mine (2017) as Linder Sterling
- Iris Warriors (2018) as Miss Shaw
- Man on a Motorcycle (2009) as a girl in bed
- This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) as Bella Brown
- Victor Frankenstein (2015) as Lorelei
- Winter's Tale (2014) as Beverly Penn
- Black Mirror (2011) as Abi Khan
- Castlevania (2020) as Lenore (voice)
- Downton Abbey (2012) as Lady Sybil Branson
- Harlots (2017–2019) as Charlotte Wells
- Misfits (2009 and 2011) as Rachel
- The Outcast (2015) as Alice Aldridge
Who is Jessica Brown Findlay husband?
The beautiful actress is currently single. Between 2010 and 2012, she dated Thomas Campbell. This former Jessica Brown Findlay boyfriend is an actor whom she had met while schooling at the Central Saint Martins College.
The two went their separate ways after two years of dating. This is the only publicly-known relationship involving the otherwise secretive actress.
Jessica Brown Findlay height and other body measurements
The actress is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 54 kilos. Her body measures 34-24-35 inches at the bust, waist, and hips respectively.
Jessica Brown Findlay hot photos
Here are some images of the actress looking stunning.
The actress is quite a looker.
Jessica Brown Findlay is undeniably among the most talented British actresses today. Which of her films, television shows, or stage plays do you find most entertaining?