With a resume as impressive as it is high-profile, Daisy Edgar Jones has secured the coveted part of Carole King in Sony’s upcoming movie project adaptation of the stage musical “Beautiful.”
When she was younger, she identified herself in Daisy’s spirit and vitality. She is incredibly talented and confident that she will give a fantastic performance.
Sony is familiar with Jones because she starred in the movie office success of the studio “Where The Crawdads Sing.” Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids Are All Right”), an Academy Award contender for “Beautiful,” will be in charge of directing her.
Many of King’s most well-known songs, including “One Fine Day,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You Make Me Feel Like…” and “You’ve Got a Friend,” are included in the musical.
King’s prolific songwriting career has produced songs for herself and others like Mariah Carey, Little Eva, and Aretha Franklin. The Grammy-winning “Tapestry,” holds the record for the longest weeks spent at No. 1 by a female artist, and is one of the 25 solo albums that she has created.
After making her debut in the romantic drama “Normal People” on Hulu, Edgar-Jones went on to co-star with Sebastian Stan in the comic thriller “Fresh” at Sundance.
Her performance in FX’s “Under the Banner of Heaven” earned her a Golden Globe nomination for supporting female roles in a limited series or television film. With “Crawdads,” which made $140 million worldwide earlier this year, the 24-year-old British actress jolted adult audiences at the pandemic-era box office.
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A little About Daisy Edgar Jonas’s Personal Life
Daisy Edgar-Jones was born in the London district of Islington. She is the daughter of Philip Edgar-Jones, a former director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment at Sky, and Wendy Edgar-Jones, a Northern Irish film editor who worked on Sharpe and the 1999 drama serial adaptation of Oliver Twist.
Daisy was born, spent her childhood in Muswell Hill, London, and debuted in a school production in Year 5. Before being accepted into the National Youth Theatre, she attended Woodhouse College and The Mount School for Girls. In addition, she studied at the Open University.
How Daisy Edgar- Jonas started her film career!
At 17, Edgar-Jones was cast as Olivia Marsden in ITV’s comedy-drama Cold Feet opposite James Nesbitt after featuring in 2016 Outnumbered Christmas Special on BBC One. In the 2018 film Silent Witness and the independent coming-of-age drama Pond Life, both directed by Bill Buckhurst, she played Jessica Thompson. In addition, she appeared in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a play by the National Youth Theatre.
Edgar-Jones co-starred with Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern as Emily Gresham for the initial two seasons of War of the Worlds. The BBC recorded and aired the August 2020 production of Albion at the Almeida Theatre, in which Edgar-Jones played the title role. She was listed as one of the 2020 lists of powerful women by British Vogue.
‘The thriller Fresh, her first project after Normal People, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022.
Edgar-Jones appeared in Dustin Lance Black’s true crime series Under the Banner of Heaven, which was based on the same-titled novel by Jon Krakauer and the 2022 film adaptation of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing. Hence, the award for Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actress – Miniseries, Series, or Television Film was nominated for her.
Following her breakthrough performance in Normal People, Edgar-Jones starred in Where the Crawdads Sing earlier this year, but the movie received negative reviews when it first came out.
Edgar-Jones has acknowledged that as an actress, she would ideally play a broader range of characters. At the Locarno Film Festival, Where the Crawdads Sing is currently screening, Edgar-Jones spoke with Deadline about the kinds of roles she’d like to do.
She often portrays peaceful, kind, and kind folks, but Daisy would like to describe people who are incredibly different from herself. So she would like to change and choose roles that aren’t like her personality.
Additionally, the actress discussed her ambition to try her hand at filmmaking. Crawdads is her first major studio film release of any kind, and seeing the project’s grandeur while on a film set was astounding. She further stated that she was used to a handheld camera being here, producing a distinct feeling. It was fascinating to witness these great rigs in action while the camera flew through the movie like a bird. As a mere movie nerd, Daisy excitedly revealed that being on set makes you go, “Oh my God, look at this camera.”