Jessica Hynes Biography

Birthday: 1972-11-15
Place of Birth: Lewisham, London
Wiki Biography: As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. Aged 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home aged 18. She then moved to London and took bit parts as an actress and comedienne. She worked on stage with Katy Carmichael who would later appear as Twist in 'Spaced', they both joined Simon Pegg on the sketch show 'Six Pairs of Pants'. Simon Pegg recommended Jessica for a part on another sketch show, 'Asylum', which was directed by Edgar Wright. Simon and Jessica became friends immediately and decided that they wanted to write comedy together. They came up with 'Spaced' a sitcom about dysfunction among a group of strange twenty-somethings. Edgar Wright was brought in to direct and the show was filmed in 1998 in North London, during Jessica's first pregnancy. An instant success, 'Spaced' was commissioned for a second series and Jessica moved on to work in films, winning two British Comedy Awards. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her work in the play 'The Night Heron' in 2001, during filming of series 2. She was also nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA Award for the film 'Tomorrow La Scala'. Jessica, Simon and Edgar was reunited for the film 'Shaun of the Dead' in which Jessica played Simon's school-friend Yvonne. Her second child was born in 2002. She is now working mainly in film, and is still writing comedy.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Crown Prosecutor 1995
Mash and Peas 1996 Comedy
Unnatural Acts 1998
Spaced Daisy Steiner 2001 Comedy
Bob And Rose Holly Vance 2001 Drama
According to Bex 2005 Comedy
Twenty Twelve Siobhan Sharpe 2011 Comedy
Up the Women Margaret 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Baby of Mâcon The First Midwife 1993 Drama, History
Born Romantic Libby 2001 Comedy
Tomorrow La Scala! Victoria 2002 Comedy
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Mafalda Hopkirk 2007 0, 0, 0, Game Show
Son of Rambow Mary Proudfoot 2007
Magicians Linda Jones 2007 Comedy
Four Last Songs Miranda 2007 Comedy, Drama, Music
Faintheart Cath 2009 Comedy
Burke & Hare Lucky 2011
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! Angel Matthews 2012 Comedy
Pudsey: The Movie Gail 2013 Comedy
Confetti 2014 0, Biography
Winter Claudia 2015 Drama
Swing Kids 2018 Romance