Claudia Jessie

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Claudia Jessie
Claudia Jessie Peyton

1989/1990 (age 30–31)[1]
Moseley, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Years active2012–present
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[2]

Claudia Jessie Peyton is an English actress. She is known for her television roles as Annie Taylor in the third BBC One series of WPC 56, Amelia Sedley in the ITV series Vanity Fair, Lucy in the Dave sitcom Porters, and Eloise in the Netflix series Bridgerton.

Early life[edit]

Jessie was born in Moseley and grew up on a barge.[1] She spent some of her childhood in London and was homeschooled from the age of 14 before returning to Birmingham when she was 17. Her family struggled financially; Jessie described the experiences that came with it, such as bailiffs coming to the door, as traumatic. In addition, her parents split and her father was not around. Her single mother, Dawn, worked cleaning houses to provide for her and her brother and to afford Jessie's ballet lessons.[3][4] She was discovered by Hannah Phillips who cast her in several local productions.[5] She then signed with an agent in 2012.[6]


Jessie's early work included appearances in Doctors, Casualty, and Line of Duty.[7] She appeared in House of Anubis,[8] including in its Touchstone of Ra television film.

From 2014 to 16, Jessie starred in the BAFTA-winning CBBC Online web series Dixi as Shari.[9] In 2015, she was cast as WPC Annie Taylor, the lead character in the third series of the BBC One television programme WPC 56.[6][2] She was a guest in Josh, playing the love interest. Jessie acted in the 2014 short film Copy That directed by Kingsley Hoskins which won the Best Comedic Short Film award at TSFA in New York.[10]

Jessie made her feature film debut as Doris in the 2016 war film Their Finest. She starred in the 2017 Dave sitcom Porters and the 2018 ITV miniseries Vanity Fair.[11][12] She appeared in the 2018 Doctor Who episode "Kerblam!".[13] In 2020 she began playing Eloise, the fifth Bridgerton child, in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton, an adaptation of the novels by Julia Quinn.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Jessie has a boyfriend, Joseph.[6][15] She has stated she is a vegan and practices Nichiren Buddhism meditation for at least an hour a day.[5] She has spoken of her experiences with panic attacks and anxiety since childhood as well as Depersonalisation disorder.[1]



Year Show Role Notes
2012 Rosie Rosie Short film
2014 Copy That Beth Short film
2016 Their Finest Doris Cleavely / Lily


Year Show Role Notes
2012 Doctors Kate Marshall Episode (14.131): "Host Family"
2013 House of Anubis Sophia Danae Episode (3.20): "House of Eclipse"
2013 House of Anubis: Touchstone of Ra Sophia Danae TV movie
2013 The Paradise Mrs. Douglas Episode (2.8)
2013 Casualty Jenny Anover Episode (28.11): "Crush Syndrome"
2014 Doctors Poppy Conroy Recurring role, 12 episodes
2015 WPC 56 WPC Annie Taylor Series 3, lead role, five episodes
2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Mary 4 episodes
2015 Josh Lucy Episode: "Suited and Booted"
2015 Bull Faye 3 episodes[2]
2016 Call the Midwife Jeanette Su Episode (5.3)
2017 Father Brown Joan Vanderlande Episode (5.2): "The Labyrinth of the Minotaur"
2017 Carters Get Rich Charity Worker Episode: "Bad Press"
2017 Line of Duty Detective Constable Jodie Taylor 6 episodes (series 4)
2017–present Porters Lucy Main role
2017 Detectorists Doctor Hoffman 1 episode
2017 Comedy Blaps Danielle Episode: "Furious Andrew"
2018 Lovesick Tasha Episode: "Tasha"
2018 Vanity Fair Amelia Sedley Miniseries; main role
2018 Doctor Who Kira Arlo Episode (11.7): "Kerblam!"
2019–present Defending the Guilty Nessa
2020 Bridgerton Eloise Bridgerton Main role


Year Show Role Notes
2014–2016 Dixi Shari Main role


Year Show Role Notes
2017 Tolkien in Love Edith Radio 4 Drama[16]


  1. ^ a b c Basham, Megan. "Vanity Fair's Claudia Jessie: I never want anything to do with that corset again". BelfastTelegraph. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Claudia Jessie - Biography". DAA Management. 6 February 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ Gibb, Bill (2 September 2018). "My success is down to the dedication of amazing mum, says Vanity Fair star Claudia Jessie". The Sunday Post. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. ^ Gibb, Bill. "Actress Claudia Jessie will savour her biggest acting moment tonight as she stars in ITV's latest period blockbuster Vanity Fair". DC Thomson Publishing – The Sunday Post. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Vanity Fair's Claudia Jessie: 'Buddhism has helped me to go for what I want'". You. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Laws, Roz (14 November 2014). "Birmingham actress Claudia Jessie is the new WPC 56 in 1950s police drama". Birmingham Mail. Reach. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  7. ^ Laws, Roz (9 April 2017). "Meet the Brummie actress at the heart of BBC1's Line of Duty". Birmingham Mail. Reach. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Nickelodeon announces House of Anubis special, Touchstone of Ra". Viacom Paramount Media. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Warner Bros. 'Lego Movie' Takes BAFTA Kids' Award online mystery-drama 'Dixi', which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show". Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Copy That". Vimeo, Inc. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Porters: Claudia Jessie Interview". British Comedy Guide. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Chasing the wind". WORLD News Group. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  13. ^ Potts, Lianne. "Doctor Who: 'Kerblam!' – Who is Claudia Jessie?". DT Forum Ltd. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  14. ^ "The 'Bridgerton' Cast Questionnaire: Claudia Jessie Elaborates on Eloise Bridgerton". Shondaland. 25 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Everything you need to know about Claudia Jessie – the new woman on the beat in WPC 56". BBC. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
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