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Jessica Stevenson

Highest Rated:   93% Swallows and Amazons (2017)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
93% Swallows and Amazons
  • Mrs. Jackson
$1.5M 2017
76% Bridget Jones's Baby
  • Magda
$24.1M 2016
0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
  • Gail
$0.7M 2014
36% Nativity 2
  • Angel Matthews
$5.2M 2013
33% Burke and Hare
  • Lucky
$947 2011
21% Faintheart
  • Cath
2008
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Mafalda Hopkirk
$292M 2007
38% Magicians
  • Linda
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
92% Shaun of the Dead
  • Yvonne
$13.5M 2004
No Score Yet Tomorrow La Scala!
  • Actor
2002
58% Born Romantic
  • Libby
2001
No Score Yet The Baby of Mâcon
  • Actor
1993
43% Swing Kids
  • Helga
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Hooten and the Lady
2016
  • Ella Bond
  • 2017
71% Twenty Twelve
2011-2012
  • Siobhan Sharpe
  • 2012
89% Doctor Who
2006
  • Joan Redfern
  • 2007
No Score Yet Blandings
2013-2014
  • Actor

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