First up is Inferno opposite Tom Hanks. This is the third film in the Robert Langdon series, which started with The Da Vinci Code, and she plays the leading female role of Dr Sienna Brooks. She liked the script when she read it, and was happy to be working with director Ron Howard. "That Sienna must be an equal to Langdon in her intellectual capabilities was very clear to Ron and me from the very beginning," she says. "This is such a huge departure from anything I've done in the past, so the chance to learn from Ron and Tom, two of the greatest creatives in the industry, well, you dream of working with people like them! The energy they bring, the enthusiasm, it's like you're working with them on their first movie. It's master class."

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in the third Robert Langdon movie, InfernoTom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in the third Robert Langdon movie, Inferno

Jones is glad that she has emerged on the scene just as better roles for women are coming along. 'You can see that clearly with things like The Hunger Games, there is a huge audience for female-driven films," she says. "Also I think Lena Dunham is such a force when it comes to talking about female roles. She is a trailblazer, someone who really has made the path easier for the rest of us." Jones famously begged Dunham for a role in Girls, and appeared in an episode in the third series.

Next up are the lead roles in the dark dramatic thriller A Monster Calls and the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, which is likely to end her ability to travel around unnoticed by fans and paparazzi. "I am quite fortunate because I can still be quite incognito," she says. "If you go out looking for attention then you'll attract it, but if you're just getting on with your life, particularly in London where everyone is engrossed in what they're doing, you can keep a measure of anonymity."

But she knows that being in a Star Wars movie will change this. "I am really admiring of how my friends cope with it all," she says, referring to actors like Eddie Redmayne and Matt Smith. "They understand, if you are making things like Star Wars or Doctor Who or Harry Potter, there are going to be lots of children who love the film too, who want to talk to you and want autographs. It is part of the job."

Watch the trailer for Inferno: