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Whittaker at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
3 January 1982 |
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Christian Contreras (2008–present)|
Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 3 January 1982) is an English actress who first came to prominence for her work in the film Venus (2006). Since then she has starred in the films St Trinian's (2007), Good (2008), St Trinian's 2 (2009) and Attack the Block (2011). She has also starred in the television series Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008), Wired (2008), Return to Cranford (2009), Marchlands (2011), Broadchurch (2013), and The Assets (2014).
Whittaker made her professional debut in The Storm at Shakespeare's Globe in 2005. She has since worked in film, television, radio and theatre. In 2007 she stood in at short notice for an unwell Carey Mulligan in the Royal Court's production of The Seagull, and appeared in a fundraising play at the Almeida Theatre.
Whittaker's radio credits include a 2008 adaptation of Blinded by the Sun by Stephen Poliakoff, which also starred Harriet Walter and Alex Jennings and the role of Lydia Bennett in Unseen Austen an original drama by Judith French.
In 2009 she worked on the film Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World, the BBC2 drama Royal Wedding and the short film Wish 143, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. In 2010, she appeared in the film The Kid and co-starred in BBC1's Accused.
In March–April 2013, Whittaker starred in the high-profile ITV detective drama Broadchurch.
In January 2014, she starred in the reality-based spy drama The Assets on ABC, which was cancelled after just two episodes.
Whittaker is from the village of Skelmanthorpe in Yorkshire. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2005 with the gold medal for acting. She has been married to American actor Christian Contreras since 2008.
|2006||Venus||Jessie||Nominated—ALFS Award for British Newcomer of the Year
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (On Screen)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
|2007||This Life + 10||Clare||TV movie|
|The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall||Sophie||TV movie|
|Consuming Passion||Mary Boon||TV movie|
|2009||Mr. Dorothy||Mitch's Wife (voice role)||Short film|
|Svengali||Ellie the Barmaid||TV movie|
|Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne||Bridget Byrne|
|Wish 143||Maggie||Short film|
|St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Beverly|
|Royal Wedding||Linda Caddock||TV movie|
|Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World||Noreen Stokes|
|2011||Hello Carter||Susie||Short film|
|Two Minutes||Juliette||Short film|
|The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action||Maggie|
|Attack the Block||Sam|
|The Night Watch||Vivian Pearce||TV movie|
|A Thousand Kisses Deep||Mia Selva|
|Dust||Jessica's Mum||Short film|
|2013||Spike Island||Service station attendant|
|2006||The Afternoon Play||Sam||Episode: "The Last Will and Testament of Billy Two-Sheds"|
|Doctors||Louise Clancy||Episode: "Ignorance Is Bliss"|
|Dalziel and Pascoe||Kirsty Richards||Episodes: "Fallen Angel: Part 1", "Fallen Angel: Part 2"|
|2008||Tess of the D'Urbervilles||Izzy Huett||TV mini-series|
|Wired||Louise Evans||TV mini-series|
|2009||Return to Cranford||Peggy Bell||Episodes: "Part one: August 1844", "Part Two: October 1844"|
|2010||Accused||Emma Croft||Episode: "Liam's Story"|
|2011||Marchlands||Ruth Bowen||Main cast|
|Black Mirror||Ffion||Episode: "The Entire History of You"|
|2013||Broadchurch||Beth Latimer||Main cast|
|2014||The Assets||Sandra Grimes||Main cast|
|2014||The Smoke||Trish Tooley||Main cast|
|2005||Storm, TheThe Storm||Ampelisca||Shakespeare's Globe|
|2007||Gaggle of Saints, AA Gaggle of Saints||Sue||Trafalgar Studios|
|Awake and Sing!||Hennie||Almeida Theatre|
|2008||Blinded by the Sun||Joanna||BBC Radio 4|
|Unseen Austen||Lydia Bennett||BBC Radio 4|
- "Radio 4 – The Saturday Play". BBC. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- Leigh Holmwood (2009-09-11). "New BBC drama set to recall 1981 royal wedding | Media". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- Leigh Holmwood (18 June 2011). "Jodie Whittaker: 'I work a lot and no one knows who I am'". The Independent. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- Jodie Whittaker at the Internet Movie Database
- Jodie Whittaker interview with Matt Wolf on Theatre.com
- Jodiewhittaker.co.uk UK fan site. Allows you to comment on the star and provides additional links.
- Jodie Whittaker at BFI Film & TV Database