19 May 1983 |
Taplow, Berkshire, England
Jessica Fox (born 19 May 1983) is an English actress.
Fox attended Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead from seven to sixteen, paying her own school fees through professional work. Jessica has said that paying her tuition fees in full by the age of 13 was one of her proudest achievements. She started working professionally at the age of 8. After a string of commercials including Asda, Persil washing powder and Milka chocolate, she went onto have featured roles in the West End. She played Young Cosette in Les Misérables at the Palace theatre and was part of the original cast of Oliver! at the London Palladium. Other theatre work includes The Sound of Music and Wind in the Willows.
Early TV and film roles include The Muppet Christmas Carol, in which she provided the voice of the Ghost of Christmas Past. Shortly afterwards her career in television was furthered with roles in The Angel of Nitshill Road, May and June, Trial and Retribution, The Bill and the leading role of Anthea in the 1997 BBC adaptation of The Phoenix and the Carpet.
She then went on to play the young witch Enid Nightshade in the CITV show The Worst Witch. She also had a brief role in the 2001 sequel, Weirdsister College. She landed the much coveted role of 'Rusty' in ITVs lavish costume drama Back Home starring opposite Sarah Lancashire, Rosemary Leech and Stephanie Cole. She also played a young Gillian Kearney in the remake of the Forstye Saga.
Fox then moved into soaps, playing Belle Wise in Crossroads, and made a guest appearance in children's show Powers. In 2005, she was cast as newcomer Nancy Hayton in the E4 soap opera Hollyoaks. At the British Soap Awards, Fox was shortlisted for Best Newcomer in 2006 and Best Actress in 2007.
Fox works with various charities including When You Wish Upon A Star, Anthony Nolan Trust, Centre Point, and Breast Cancer Care where she has led one of their Pink Ribbon Walks and also held a Zumba class as part of their Pink Fridays campaign.
- Jessica Fox - IMDb
- "Action TV Online - Powers episode guide". Startrader.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- "Hollyoaks - Nancy Osborne (played by Jessica Fox)". E4.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- Matt BCC (2011-10-28). "Hollyoaks Pink Friday Zumbathon!". Breast Cancer Care. Retrieved 2012-11-16.