Beattie Edmondson

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Beattie Edmondson
Beatrice Louise Edmondson

(1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 31)
EducationExeter School
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
Years active2008–present
Sam Francis (m. 2017)
RelativesElla Edmondson (sister)

Beatrice Louise "Beattie" Edmondson (born 19 June 1987)[1] is an English actress. Since 2015 she has been starring in BBC Three sitcom Josh.

Early life[edit]

Edmondson is the middle daughter of comedians Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders. She grew up in Devon[2] with an elder sister, Ella, and a younger sister, Freya.[3] After being educated at Exeter School, during her second year at the University of Manchester she decided not to audition for the Drama Society, instead forming a comedy group with four female friends. They appeared at the following Edinburgh Festival.[2]


After working the comedy circuit with the all-female sketch troupe, which they named Lady Garden (and later reformed as Birthday Girls with Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan) she broke through into television in 2008. [4] She made her début in the Ben Elton sitcom The Wright Way, which was axed after one series. Her role in the 2015 six-part BBC Three series Josh was singled out by The Independent newspaper as "very watchable", saying her "comic timing stuck out".[5] The show's second series was broadcast in 2016, with a third broadcast in October 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Edmondson married BBC News researcher Sam Francis on 4 June 2017.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jam & Jerusalem Beattie Martin
2010 Shelfstackers Dani Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Robert's Web Various Episode: "Episode 1.1"
2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey Maid
2012 Absolutely Fabulous Waitress Episode: "Olympics"
2012 Spy Girl in Club Episode: "Codename: Family Bonds"
2012 Little Crackers Annabel Episode: "Omid Djalili's Little Cracker"
2013 The Wright Way Victoria
2014 BBC Comedy Feeds Kate Episode: "Josh"
2015 Pompidou Various
2015 Marleys Ghosts Beth Episode: "Episode 1.3"
2015-present Josh Kate
2016 Fresh Meat Helen S4E02
2018 Patrick Sarah Francis
2018 Richard Osman's House of Games Herself 5 episodes
2018 Upstart Crow Toby Episode 3.5, The Most Unkindest Cut of All


  1. ^ Beattie Edmondson, IMDb. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Jennifer Saunders' daughter: I'm no Saffy". Evening Standard. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ "'I've never been Saffy,' says Jennifer Saunders' daughter, folk singer Ella Edmondson". Daily Mail. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ "How fab! My mum's playing my mum: Beattie Edmondson tells of life with her parents Jennifer Saunders and Ade Edmondson". Daily Mail. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ Newall, Sally (14 December 2015). "Josh, TV review: Beattie Edmondson's comic timing stuck out". The Independent. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  6. ^ Harvey, Chris (30 June 2018). "Jennifer Saunders' actress daughter Beattie Edmondson on her crazy showbiz upbringing". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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