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Jessica trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked extensively in theatre and television, at the National Theatre, West End, the regions and internationally.

Jessica has played in many of the classics including Much Ado About Nothing (Chichester), Romeo and Juliet (UK tour), Othello (Australian tour), King Lear (Old Vic), and the National Theatre tour of Richard II, as well as her one-woman show on Slyvia Plath. She has also performed and taught at universities across the USA.

Jessica teaches and directs at the Mountview Theatre Academy, and East 15 Drama School. She has been associated with RADA for the last 10 years as a member of the RADA admissions panel and as a director on the BA course, NYU programme, the eight-week Acting Shakespeare Course and the four-week Shakespeare Summer programme.

Jessica spent 2016 at the BBC in the Radio Drama Company, and managed to squeeze in a feature film The Ottoman Lieutenant with Josh Hartnett and Hera Hilmar.