Felicity Jones is coming back to theaters this fall as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, and she’s already getting recognition for her performance. The young actress will receive the honorary Variety Award at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.
This prize has been around since the 2001 ceremony and has since been given to several industry veterans, including Gary Oldman, Kate Winslet, and Kenneth Branagh. Variety introduced it as a way of recognizing actors, directors, writers, and producers who have made a global impact and pointed the international spotlight on the UK.
BIFA spokesperson described Jones as a remarkable actress and said they’re delighted to celebrate her spectacular international achievements on home turf. Oscar-nominated star, who became a household name after leading the way in Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, said she feels the same way about this incredible recognition.
“It’s an incredible honor to receive this award and, in doing so, to join such an illustrious and inspiring group of filmmakers and actors. To support the British film industry on the global stage is a huge privilege and something I feel very proud and lucky to be a part of,” stated Jones.