Jessica Hynes

Highest Rated: 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Birthday: Nov 15, 1972
Birthplace: Not Available
Formerly known as Jessica Stevenson (she officially changed her name in 2007 to her married name, despite having used her maiden name professionally for more than a decade), actress and screenwriter Jessica Hynes was born in Lewisham, England, but raised in Brighton. As a youth, Hynes gravitated to stage performance and enlisted in the National Youth Theatre ensemble when she was in her teens. Hynes broke into features at the age of 21, with a role in Peter Greenaway's The Baby of Macon; several years of various performance activities then ensued, including a substantial part in a straight-faced nursing drama on British television and participation in a two-woman comedy act called "the Liz Hurleys" (opposite actress Katy Carmichael). Hynes' most substantial acclaim, however, arose from two long-running comedic stints on television: the role of nutty neighbor Cheryl in the situation comedy The Royle Family and an assignment developing, writing, and starring in the popular sitcom Spaced (1999), as Daisy Steiner, alongside Simon Pegg. Taking the success of these ventures as a cue, Hynes then branched out into feature films, with small offbeat characterizations in productions including Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Shaun of the Dead (done with several Spaced creators including Pegg), and Son of Rambow. Fantasy enthusiasts may also recall her voice work as Mafalda Hopkirk, who reprimands Harry via a letter from the Ministry of Magic for his improper use of magic in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Off-camera, Hynes remained fully active in stage pursuits and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her contribution to the play The Night Heron in 2003.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Alright Now Sara 2018
80% The Fight Actor Screenwriter Director 2018
78% Bridget Jones's Baby Magda $24.1M 2016
0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie Gail $0.7M 2014
No Score Yet Learners Beverley 2007
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Mafalda Hopkirk $292M 2007
57% Confetti Sam Whiston $0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Pinochet's Last Stand WPC Chapman 2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs Miranda 2006
No Score Yet Agatha Christie - Marple: The Moving Finger Actor 2005
92% Shaun of the Dead Yvonne $13.5M 2004
No Score Yet The Baby of Mâcon Actor 1993
50% Swing Kids Helga 1993

TV

CREDIT
89% Years and Years
2019
Edith
  • 2019
94% Hang Ups
2018
Katherine Pitt
  • 2018
82% There She Goes
2018
Emily
  • 2018
75% Hooten and the Lady
2016-2017
Ella Bond
  • 2017
No Score Yet W1A
2014-2017
Siobhan Sharpe
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Travel Man: 48 Hours in...
2015
Guest
  • 2015
73% Twenty Twelve
2011-2012
Siobhan Sharpe
  • 2012
  • 2011
94% Doctor Who
2006
Joan Redfern
  • 2007
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Aimee Griffith
  • 2006
100% Spaced
1999-2001
Screenwriter Daisy Steiner
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet Blandings
2013-2014
No Score Yet The Keith and Paddy Picture Show
2017
Guest

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