Welcome to Jessica-BrownFindlay.Com your #1 fansite for the beautiful and talented British actress. Best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV series Downton Abbey but you may also know her from Albatross, The Riot Club and Lullaby. Jessica is set to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy as Lorelei in Victor Frankenstein (2015). Please browse the site and visit our image gallery featuring over 20,000 photos. The site is still growing and we will continue to bring you daily Jessica updates! If you have any questions comments or donations please contact us xoxo
Posts Tagged ‘jamaica inn’
By Jess • April 28, 2014 • 0 Comments
By Jess • April 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

Last night saw the premiere of Jess’ Jamaica Inn. We have screencaped it and added x875 photos to the gallery. The Times gave it 4 stars! The telegraph said it was “too self-conscious” with only 2 stars, The Guardian said “It was a towering achievement”, we loved it and thought Jess was as always superb!

What did you guys think – let us know by commenting in our chatbox.

    

By Jess • April 17, 2014 • 0 Comments
By Jess • April 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

Listen to Jess on BBC Radio 6 with Shaun here.

Shaun is after your Earworms before 8am, Matt Everitt has the Music News and actress Jessica Brown Findlay joins Shaun to chat about her new BBC drama – Jamaica Inn

Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss.

By Jess • April 13, 2014 • 0 Comments
By Jess • April 09, 2014 • 0 Comments

BBC One has debuted a new trailer for upcoming drama Jamaica Inn

The promo sees Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay take on the role of Mary in the period drama.

Set in 1820s Cornwall, Jamaica Inn follows Mary as she is drawn into a world of smuggling and romance.

Matthew McNulty (Misfits), Sean Harris (Southcliffe) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) will also star in the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, penned by The White Queen’s Emma Frost.

The series – which began filming in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Cumbria last September – also stars Joanne Whalley (Gossip Girl) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter).

Scriptwriter Frost said: “I love Daphne du Maurier’s novels and it’s been a lifelong dream to adapt Jamaica Inn.

“I hope I have done justice to this wonderful tale of morality, survival and desire.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to adapt it for the screen, and I’m tremendously excited to see how our talented cast and director bring the scripts to life.”

Jamaica Inn airs on BBC One April 21st 2014 [WATCH TRAILER HERE]

By Jess • April 07, 2014 • 0 Comments

Beautiful, ballsy and never predictable, Jessica Brown Findlay tells Charlotte Sinclair about her gutsy new role – and why, despite doing justice to the ballgowns, she’s happier when she’s dirty. (Photos by Boo George) The issue hits newsstands today. We will get scans for you as soon as possible!

She made her name playing the much-love Lady Sybil in period drama Downton Abbey, but is appears actress Jessica Brown Findlay is not well suited to the genteel lifestyle. She has disclosed she “absolutely hates” corsets pledging never to wear one again after being killed off on the popular show.

Brown Findlay, who will soon star in the BBC’s Jamaica Inn, said she turned down another series of the programme fearing it had grown too big, with fans’ obsession with on-screen events leaving her baffled.

She told the May issue of Vogue: “There was a moment during filming when everyone was suddenly saying ‘Oh, so and so said something about the show.’ Or, ‘Have you seen this on Twitter?’” “I just felt, ‘Why does that matter?’ It’s great to be involved in something that people really enjoy, but it made me nervous as opposed to excited.

“So when I was asked about renewing my contract, I thought: ‘God, what if it just keeps getting bigger and I can never play anything other than Sybil?’ “The way to try and stop that was to stop playing Sybil.” On the downside of costume dramas, she added: “I hate corsets. I absolutely hate them. Ugh. I don’t think I’ll ever wear a corset again.

“I don’t even own scales. Getting into a smaller jeans size is not going to make me a better actor.”

The full interview is in the May issue of British Vogue, out from Monday, April 7.

By Jess • April 07, 2014 • 0 Comments

We have added a new HQ photo of Jess filming Jamaica Inn, thanks to Westmorland Gazette for the photo and this nice read.

The wait is over for South Lakeland residents keen to catch a glimpse of themselves or their home town on television. The dates have been announced for the screening of the BBC’s adaptation of Jamaica Inn, which was partly filmed in Kirkby Lonsdale using local people as extras.

“Kirkby Lonsdale looks set to be the quietest town in South Lakeland during Easter week!” said town council chairman Allan Muirhead. “Now we know the transmission dates, you can bet practically everyone in town will be tuning in for three nights’ viewing to see how it all turned out.”

The programme, which saw the town transformed into a 19th Century Cornish village for a week of filming, is set to be shown in three parts from Easter Monday, April 21. It will be shown in hour-long episodes, of which around 15 minutes will of the South Lakeland town’s Market Square, where fake shop fronts and tons of mud were installed to wind back the clock to 1820.

“We didn’t recognise parts of the town used for filming once they’d built false shop fronts,” continued Coun Muirhead. “It will be fun trying to spot ourselves.” The filming took place last October and saw stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Ben Daniels descend with a crew to film exterior shots. The adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel saw several residents chosen as extras, while hundreds more turned out to watch filming take place.

“We’ll have to watch very carefully!” added Coun Muirhead. A one-off event is now set to be hosted on Saturday (April 12) when the show’s producer, Dan Winch, will give a talk about ‘the making of Jamaica Inn’. One of the revelations is expected to be why the Cumbrian location was chosen rather than Launceston, where the book is set.

Accepting an invitation from town represenatives, Mr Winch said: “I’m so delighted that you all have fond memories of our visit. “The hard work and planning certainly seemed to pay off. I’d be delighted to visit. “It would be the very least I can do by way of thanks.”

The talk will be held at the Lunesdale Hall and tickets can be bought from the town’s visitor information shop at 24 Main Street.

By Jess • April 03, 2014 • 0 Comments

Wading into the cold Atlantic ocean, waves crashing over her head, her lips slowly turning blue, there were moments when Jessica Brown Findlay feared for her life.

The actress known around the world as Downton Abbey’s elegant Lady Sybil found herself gasping for breath as she filmed the BBC’s gritty new three-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

Yet despite the danger and discomfort, she was having the time of her life playing headstrong Cornish girl Mary Yellen.

“Filming in the sea was ridiculous,” she tells me, she tells me with her distinctive, throaty laugh.

“It was exhilarating and special because you were able to get to a place so far beyond where it feels ‘pretend’. It was very real and there was a certain level of fear. You were in the sea, everyone disappeared and you may drown.

“The waves were so big – you’d go under and for a few seconds you couldn’t see which way was up.”

Read More

Jamaica Inn runs on BBC1, on Easter Monday, Tuesday April 21 and Wednesday April 22

By Jess • March 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

Jessica Brown Findlay’s new TV show might be a period drama, but that’s where all comparisons with Downton end. In upcoming BBC series Jamaica Inn – adapted from the novel by Daphne Du Maurier – Brown Findlay will star as feisty heroine Mary Yellan living on a bleak 1820s Cornish coast. The drama, which will air at Easter – will also star Matthew McNulty (The Paradise) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards).

This year is set to be a very busy one for Ms Brown Findlay. In September she’ll appear in the hotly tipped big screen adaptation of the play Posh with Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth (lucky girl), followed by Frankenstein with James McAvoy and TV drama Lullaby with Amy Adams. Welcome back Jessica!

We have added x3 new promotional stills from Jamaica Inn to the galleries …

  

By Jess • January 02, 2014 • 0 Comments

We found one (very small) promotional pic of Jess for BBC’s Jamaica Inn 3 part series.

Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Matthew McNulty (The Paradise) take on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, which comes to BBC1 this summer. In 1930, after a visit to the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin moor, du Maurier came away compelled to write a dark and eerie tale of smugglers and murderers in the 1820s. The result? The tale of Mary Yellan (Brown Findlay), an orphan who goes to live with her aunt (Joanne Whalley) and brutish husband (Southcliffe’s Sean Harris), the landlord of the Inn. Why are there never any guests? And who can Mary trust?

jamaicainn