Photo: Ruth Crafer
5 Martyr Road, Guildford, GU1 4LF
Phone: 07710 237144
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Playing Age:18 - 38 years
Appearance:Black-Caribbean, Mixed Race
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Quality:Gentle
Voice Character:Natural

About me:

Jess wrapped up Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in March 2020 playing a Witch and Lady Macduff. Previous to this Jess appeared in short film 'Foreign' alongside Suzi Ruffell for which she has received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Nice International Film Festival. She is soon to start shooting on 'Blonde.Purple', a feature film by award winning director Marcus Flemmings.

Stage Television Short Film Rehearsed Reading Workshop Commercial Music Video Audio
2020, Stage, Lady Macduff/Witch, Macbeth, The Globe, Cressida Brown
2019, Stage, Tiger Lily/ Slightly, Peter Pan, National Theatre/ Troubadour White City Theatre, Sally Cookson
2018, Stage, Isabel/Lucy+, A Christmas Carol, RSC, Rachel Kavanaugh
2018, Stage, Ensemble, Understudy Cover Cordelia and Regan, King Lear, Duke of York's Theatre, Jonathan Munby
2017, Stage, Mole, Wind in the Willows, Sherman Theatre, Lee Lyford
2017, Stage, Performer, Skate Hard Turn Left, The Pack, BAC, Jemima James
2017, Stage, Jess, DIGS, Theatre with Legs, CPT, Pleasance Courtyard, Jemima James
2017, Stage, The Leader/Messiah, Messiah, Bristol Old Vic, Tom Morris
2017, Stage, Gale, The Long Trick, Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol), VAULT Festival, Nel Crouch
2016, Stage, George Merry/Mum, A Christmas Treasure Island, Hull Truck Theatre, Mark Babych
2016, Stage, Spoken Word Artist, Spoken Word Shorts, Brainchild Festival
2016, Stage, Eric/Nadia, Digs, Theatre with Legs/Etch, The Pleasance
2016, Stage, Friend, Butter, Lady Junk Theatre, VAULT Festival, Grace Gummer
2016, Stage, Annie, PLAY 15, Play Theatre Company, VAULT Festival, Gus Miller
2015, Stage, Catesby +, Richard III, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Mark Rosenblatt
2015, Stage, Step sister, Cinderella:A fairytale, Tobacco Factory/Travelling Light
2015, Stage, J, Maybe I Should Freeze my Eggs, Theatre With Legs, New Wimbledon Studios, Devised
2014, Stage, Reader, 50 Greatest Love Poems; Royal Festival Hall, 50 actors and poets, James Runcie
2014, Stage, Ella, Off, Arcola Theatre, Keegan Peacey
2014, Stage, J, Maybe I Should Freeze My Eggs, Theatre With Legs, Camden Fringe Festival
2013, Stage, Stepsister, Cinderella A Fairytale, Unicorn Theatre, Sally Cookson
2013, Stage, Rosalind, As You Like It, Central School of Speech and Drama, Douglas Rintoul
2013, Stage, Serafima, Dying For It, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Sasha Milavic Davies
2012, Stage, Bianca, Othello, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Sinead Rushe
2012, Stage, Widow Blackacre, The Plain Dealer, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Wilson Milam
2012, Stage, Mistress Sqeamish, The Country Wife, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Wilson Milam
2012, Stage, Ingrid, And Then the Fall, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Jamie Wood
2011, Stage, Typist/Farmhand, Travelling in Packs (devised), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Gráinne Byrne
2011, Stage, Bianca Minola, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Gráinne Byrne
2011, Stage, Yelena, Uncle Vanya, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Yael Shavit
2020, Television, Katrina, Doctors, BBC, Dan Wilson
2019, Television, Dee, Soulmates, AMC/Fearless Minds, Marco Kreuzpaintner
Short Film
2018, Short Film, Emma, Foreign, Mark Pinkosh
2017, Short Film, Sally, Birthday Party, Elizabeth Mizon
2015, Short Film, Performer/Dancer, Fight Hate. Take Action., Ouroboros, Jeremy Carne
2008, Short Film, Jacqui, Mancub, Haphazard Oraganization, Tom Austin
Rehearsed Reading
2020, Rehearsed Reading, Frauleine Fishbucket/Ebba Bittingworth, Cautionary Tales, Written by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Sam York, A Musuem In Baghdad, RSC, Erica Whyman
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Beth, Chiaroscuro, National Theatre, Jo Tayabji
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Mia/Devi, Armageddon for Non-Believers, Orange Tree Writers Collective, NT Studio, Mel Hilliard
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Venus, Not Bound Within, Karen Tomlin
2020, Workshop, Sam, Fragments, Potential Difference, Russell Bender
2019, Workshop, Kate/Performer, Tamed (RandD), Flight of the Escales, Sarah Calver
2019, Workshop, Deviser/Performer, The Language of Kindess, Wayward Productions, Sasha Milavic Davies
2017, Workshop, Laika, Laika The Space Dog, Unicorn Theatre, Bryony Hannah
2016, Workshop, Bianca/Emilia, Othello, Shakespeare's Globe, Ellen Mcdougall
2016, Workshop, Vera, Ignatius' Trail, National Theatre Studio, Amy Leach
2016, Workshop, Tigerlily, Peter Pan (Workshop), National Theatre Studio, Sally Cookson
2016, Workshop, Storyteller/Assistant, I'll Take you to Mrs Cole, Complicite, Catherine Alexander
2015, Workshop, Mrs Helena Kingshaw/Teacher, I'm the King of the Castle, Transport Theatre, Douglas Rintoul
Workshop, Presence and the Actor, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Sinead Rushe & Daron Oram
Workshop, Words in Process, Camden Roundhouse, Yael Shavit & Inua Ellams
Workshop, Black Voices, National Theatre, Paterson Joseph
Workshop, Mask/Clown, Told by an Idiot, John Wright
2020, Commercial, Hero Girl, Starbucks 'Our Hands to Yours', The Queen, Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell
2020, Commercial, Woman at home in bath, Radox commercial, adam&eveDDB
2016, Commercial, Mobile Phone User, A film for xAd (mobile marketing technology), One Rise East, Simon Cox
Music Video
Music Video, Performer/Dancer, The Kooks, Down, Bullion Productions, David Silis
2019, Audio, PC Gifty Zahra, Omega, The Wireless Theatre Company, Paul Blinkhorn


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Southern States, American-Standard, Cockney, Estuary English, French, Glasgow, Heightened RP, Liverpool, RP*, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Alto, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Harmony Singing, Singing (general)*
Performance:Clown, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Mask, Poetry Reading, Spoken Word, Story Telling, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Football, Judo, Roller Derby, RollerSkating, Swimming, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Devising, Lyricist, Puppetry, Story Telling, Workshop Leader, Workshop Leader (Acting), Writer


ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA, BA ACTING: Collaborative and Devised Theatre, 3 years, 2010 - 2013

EXETER UNIVERSITY, BA:DRAMA, 3 years, 2005-2008