Jessica Brown Findlay

Jessica Brown Findlay

Jessica Brown Findlay is a name that we should be looking out for over the coming years as the young actress moves onto the big screen with week with new movie Albatross.

Albatross marks her big screen debut as she teams up with Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond and director Niall MacCormick.

She may be appearing on the big screen for the first time but she has already made a splash on TV as she is best known for the role of Lady Sybil Crawley in hit series Downton Abbey.

Findlay didn't start as an actress she was instead an ballet dancer but when an ankle operation ended her dancing career she moved into acting.

She made her debut back in 2009 when she appear in Misfits before going on to work on a short movie Man on a Motorcycle.

But it is her role in Downton Abbey that has grabbed everyone's attention as she stars alongside Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville.

The series has been created by Julian Fellowes and follows the lives of residents and staff at the Downton Estate.

The series, which has returned for a second run this autumn, is one of the most critically acclaimed shows in recent years; as well as being a huge hit with audiences.

And this show has proved to be a springboard for Findlay as she is now stepping onto the big screen for the first time.

The movie is a fresh, modern-day coming-of-age tale focusing on 17-year-old force of nature Emelia (Findlay) who bursts into the lives of the dysfunctional Fischer family when she is hired to work in their guest house in a sleepy town on the South Coast.

Beth Fischer (Felicity Jones), also seventeen, is cramming for her A-Levels, in a desperate bid to escape to University, whilst dad Jonathan (Sebastian Koch), once a best-selling author, is suffering from writer’s block much to the annoyance of frustrated mum Joa (Julia Ormond) who runs the hotel and laments the promising acting career she once left behind.

Can Emelia and Beth escape the ties of small town existence and free themselves of the Albatross around their necks?

Findlay is not the only one making her big screen debut as the movie marks a first feature film for TV director Niall MacCormick.

Albatross looks set to establish Findlay as an movie actress as well as a star of TV and she is a name that many will be watching with interest!

Albatross is released 14th October.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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