Jessica Hynes

BirthDay:

30 Oct 1972

BirthPlace:

Lewisham, London, England, UK

BirthName:

Tallulah Jessica Elina Stevenson

Bio:

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. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at age 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" on Spaced (1999), they both joined Simon Pegg on the sketch show, Six Pairs of Pants (1995). Simon Pegg recommended Jessica for a part on another sketch show, Asylum (1996), 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 (1999), 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 a Laurence 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! (2002). Jessica, Simon and Edgar was reunited for the film, Shaun of the Dead (2004), 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 93 credits )

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Magda
Swallows and Amazons (2016) Mrs. Jackson
Million Pound Jewellers (2016)  Herself - Narrator
Insert Name Here (2016)  Herself - Panellist (1 episode, 2016)
Hooten & the Lady (2016)  Ella Bond (7 episodes, 2016)
Jack and Dean of All Trades (2016)  Marv
Winter (2015) Claudia
Mel & Sue (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Artsnight (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Hoff the Record (2015)  Deborah Sangster (1 episode, 2016)
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) Gail
W1A (2014)  Siobhan Sharpe (4 episodes, 2014)
Celebrity Squares (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Duck Quacks Don't Echo (2014)  Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 2016)
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (2014)  Herself - Panellist (1 episode, 2014)
Up the Women (2013)  Margaret (3 episodes, 2013)
Blandings (2013)  Lady Daphne Littlewood (1 episode, 2013)
Crackanory (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Common Ground (2013)  Patricia David (1 episode, 2013)
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012) Angel Matthews
Moone Boy (2012)  Jennifer Bakewell (1 episode, 2012)
One Night (2012)  Carol (4 episodes, 2012)
Science Club (2012)  Herself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (2012)  Herself (2 episodes, 2015)
Chalet Girl (2011) Interviewer 2
Twenty Twelve (2011)  Siobhan Sharpe (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Hour (2011)  Jane Kish (1 episode, 2011)
World's Most Dangerous Roads (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Dick and Dom's Funny Business (2011)  Special Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Wall of Fame (2011)  Herself - Guest Panellist (1 episode, 2011)
Burke and Hare (2010) Lucky
Little Crackers (2010)  Dawn (1 episode, 2010)
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Lost Explorer (2010) Denise Piker-Smith
Good Boy (2010) Ms Underdog
Faintheart (2008) Cath
Four Last Songs (2007) Miranda (as Jessica Stevenson)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Mafalda Hopkirk (voice) (as Jessica Stevenson)
Magicians (2007) Linda Jones (as Jessica Stevenson)
Son of Rambow (2007) Mary Proudfoot (as Jessica Stevenson)
Skins (2007)  Crystal (1 episode, 2011)
Perfect Night In (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Confetti (2006) Sam (as Jessica Stevenson)
Saturday Kitchen (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Charlotte Church Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Russell Brand's Got Issues (2006)  Herself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2006)
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (2006)  Herself (3 episodes, 2006)
Doctor Who (2005)  Joan Redfern / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
8 Out of 10 Cats (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
The F Word (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Doctor Who Confidential (2005)  Joan Redfern / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
According to Bex (2005)  Rebecca 'Bex' Atwell (8 episodes, 2005)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) Magda (as Jessica Stevenson)
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Yvonne (as Jessica Stevenson)
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)  Aimee Griffith (1 episode, 2006)
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Soup (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
QI (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Pure (2002) Paramedic (as Jessica Stevenson)
Tomorrow La Scala! (2002) Victoria (as Jessica Stevenson)
Bob & Rose (2001)  Holly Vance (6 episodes, 2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Born Romantic (2000) Libby (as Jessica Stevenson)
Black Books (2000)  Eva (1 episode, 2002)
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)  Felia Siderova (3 episodes, 2000)
The Wright Stuff (2000)  Herself - Guest Panelist (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Actress and Comedian (1 episode, 2011)
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) Woman with Black Death Victim (as Jessica Stevenson)
Spaced (1999)  Daisy Steiner / ... (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Loose Women (1999)  Herself (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
People Like Us (1999)  Sarah (1 episode, 1999)
Comedy Café (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
The Royle Family (1998)  Cheryl Carroll (13 episodes, 1998-2010)
Comedy Lab (1998)  Wife (1 episode, 2001)
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (1998)  Various (1 episode, 1998)
Unnatural Acts (1998)  Various Characters (4 episodes, 1998)
Midsomer Murders (1997)  Judith Lessiter (1 episode, 1997)
Armstrong and Miller (1997)  Various Roles (1 episode, 1997)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2013)
Asylum (1996)  Martha / ... (6 episodes, 1996)
Mash and Peas (1996)  Various Roles (unknown episodes)
Staying Alive (1996)  Alice Timpson (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tears Before Bedtime (1995)  Maggie (4 episodes, 1995)
Six Pairs of Pants (1995)  Various Characters (3 episodes, 1995)
Crown Prosecutor (1995)  Jackie South (10 episodes, 1995)
Harry Enfield and Chums (1994) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Room 101 (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Baby of Mâcon (1993) The First Midwife (as Jessica Stevenson)
Swing Kids (1993) Helga (as Jessica Stevenson)
The House of Eliott (1991)  Charlotte Parker (1 episode, 1994)
Mastermind (1972)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Party Pieces (0) Claire (rumored)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Up the Women (2013) associate producer (3 episodes, 2013)

Writer ( 5 credits )

Up the Women (2013) (6 episodes, 2013-2015)
Common Ground (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
Spaced (1999) (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Asylum (1996) (6 episodes, 1996)
Six Pairs of Pants (1995) (3 episodes, 1995)