CODA actress Emilia Jones celebrated Best Picture in the Film at the Oscars and was also nominated for Best Actress – and her father is Walking In The Air singer Aled Jones
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Aled Jones is quite well known on these shores – but now his daughter has found worldwide fame.
Although it took Emilia Jones, who is only 20, a little longer than her father to achieve celebrity status, he was only 12 when he first sang Walking In The Air for the animated film The Snowman.
The Welsh singer met circus performer Claire Fossett while they were both performing in ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ in Blackpool – the couple married in London in 2001.
They had two children, son Lucas and daughter Emilia, who followed their father into the showbiz world.
Emilia was just 8 years old when her acting career began in the 2010 film One Day and she has since appeared in Channel 4 drama Utopia, a 2013 episode of Doctor Who and a small role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides to see.
After playing young princess Fiona in 2011’s Shrek the Musical, she went on to star in films such as Brimstone, Ghostland and Horrible Histories.
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“It was great for me just to watch from the background. Love this,” Aled said during an appearance on Good Morning Britain in February.
“The fact that she loves what she does and she’s great at it, so long may it last.”
When asked by GMB presenter Kate Garraway if he had any words of wisdom for his daughter on dealing with fame, he replied: “When do daughters ever listen to their dads, come on! No, I’m not giving her any advice.
“She’s so level-headed. She does it for work. She loves acting and being on set.”
Emilia became an overnight star after starring in the Oscar-winning film CODA, which stands for Child of Deaf Adults.
Playing Ruby Rossi, the only hearing member of her family, the actress spent nine months learning American Sign Language while still filming the Netflix series Locke & Key.
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“I loved to sing, but I’d never had a singing lesson before, but I also had to learn how to fish,” she explained That Morning.
“So every morning for two weeks I woke up at 3am and we went three miles out to sea and fished for hours. And the Massachusetts accent, I had to learn that too.”
Emilia explained that her parents have always been incredibly supportive of her efforts.
“They sacrificed a lot for me, so I’m very grateful to have them,” she said.
“You always have to make sacrifices … there were times for me where I was invited to things with my friends and I didn’t go because I wanted to work and improve as an actor and focus on my auditions.
“You don’t say more than you say yes, but you shouldn’t let it get you down.”
Dubbed “2022’s Breakout Star to Watch” by Vogue, Emilia was nominated at the Oscars in the prestigious Best Actress category alongside Lady Gaga, Joanna Scanlan and Tessa Thompson.
While she didn’t win the gong, CODA picked up the Best Picture award and the actress took the stage with the rest of the cast and production on Sunday night.
Emilia beat hundreds of actresses in the role, providing the film’s producers with four speaking lines and a Fleetwood Mac performance of “Landslide.”
It’s not just her father who has bones in his body, as mother Claire Fossett is a former circus performer.
On This Morning, writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth revealed: “You know Aled Jones, but you may not know it [Emilia’s] Mother, Claire Fossett from the prestigious circus family. She’s a trapeze artist.”
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He went on to explain that they are neighbors, adding: “They have a reinforced chandelier in their living room. So Claire can actually swing from the chandelier on a good day.”
The family lives in South West London but when Emilia is not around she lives in LA.
It doesn’t look like she’ll be appearing with Papa Aled anytime soon as she’s just too famous these days.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, host Ben Shephard asked: “It must be such a pride to speak about her achievement as a father.
Aled replied: “She’s too busy to work for me. She’s like no, forget it. She’s more into pop music than my scene. She’s in LA! I can’t afford it!”
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