12 April 1969 |
Woolwich, London, UK
Joyce is the youngest of three sisters, all of whom are in the entertainment business in the UK. Their mother loved the theatre and took the three girls to shows constantly. Joyce decided to join the National Youth Theatre at the age of fifteen and worked for Vogue magazine for sustenance during this time before going to train at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS). At the age of seventeen she formed, and was the lead singer, in the band In Spite of All That. Including the time in drama school, Joyce spent three years as a part of this band.
After drama school, Joyce joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her first television role was in the ITV drama Cracker, where she played the murderess in a 1995 episode. She also starred in another ITV1 drama series, Grafters, in 1999 and in 2003 played the part of DC Havers's new boss in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
In 2003 she appeared in series 2 episode 6 of Ultimate Force, playing the part of Nicky Strong.
In 2007, she appeared in the light-hearted drama Hotel Babylon, playing the part of Estelle. She also played Kate in the comedy drama Little Devil.
In 2010, Joyce played the part of Dr Sandra Fleming in Universal Soldier: Regeneration. In the same year she appeared as the Prime Minister's special policy advisor, Claire Sutton, in Antony Jay's and Jonathan Lynn's stage version of Yes, Prime Minister, which premiered at the Chichester Festival in May 2010 and moved to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End in September 2010. In 2011, Joyce appeared in Series 7, Episode 19 of the BBC school-based drama Waterloo Road as local superstar DJ Viv O'Donnell. In 2013, Joyce appeared in an episode Down Among the Fearful of the BBC drama Lewis as Jane Grace. In 2011, Joyce starred in the one off BBC Christmas show, Lapland.
|2007||National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Palace Guide|
|2009||Universal Soldier: Regeneration||Dr. Sandra Flemming|
|1995||Cracker||Janice||2 episodes: "True Romance: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1997||Jane Eyre||Miss Temple||Television film|
|Wycliffe||Morna Petheric||1 episode: "Seen a Ghost"|
|Casualty||Lorraine Parker||1 episode: "What Friends Are For"|
|1998||In Exile||Ellen||7 episodes|
|1999||Trial by Fire||WDC. Scott||Television film|
|2000||Hero of the Hour||Sylvie||Television film|
|2000–2006||My Hero||Janet Dawkins||51 episodes; main role|
|2001||Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty||Janet Dawkins|
|The Glass||Emma Rice||6 episodes; mini-series|
|Midsomer Murders||Bernadette Sullivan||1 episode: "A Worm in the Bud"|
|2003||Messiah 2: Vengeance is Mine||Anna Marchent||2 episodes; mini-series|
|The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Emily Barlow||1 episode: "Deception of the Mind"|
|Ultimate Force||Nicky Strong||1 episode: "Dead Is Forever"|
|2006||Doctor Who||Alien (voice)||1 episode: "The Girl in the Fireplace"|
|Dalziel and Pascoe||Natalie Lawson||2 episodes: "Fallen Angel: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2007||Hotel Babylon||Estelle||1 episode: #2.4|
|Little Devil||Katie Bishop||3 episodes: #1.1, #1.2 & 1.3|
|2008||Fairy Tales||Joyce Fletcher||1 episode: "Rapunzel"|
|Mutual Friends||Sarah||6 episodes|
|2009||My Almost Famous Family||Jill||9 episodes|
|2010||Silent Witness||Muriel||2 episodes: "Voids: Parts 1 & 2"|
|Doctors||Diana Hardcastle||1 episode: "Mother's Help"|
|The Bill||Jane Wallace||1 episode: "Deadly Consequences"|
|2011||Holby City||Kate Cahill||3 episodes: "One of Those Days", "Broken" & "PS Elliot"|
|Waterloo Road||Viv O'Donnell||1 episode: Series 7 Episode 19|
|2013||Lewis||Jane Grace||2 episodes: "Down Among the Fearful: Part 1", "Down Among the Fearful: Part 2"|
|2013||New Tricks||Daniella Yates||1 episode: "Wild Justice"|