Jennifer Hennessy

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Jennifer Hennessy
Born Jennifer Hayes
1970 (age 47–48)
Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK

Jennifer Hennessy (born Jennifer Hayes in 1970[1]) is an English actress. She has made numerous television appearances, including as Mrs Brazendale in the BBC TV series Lilies.

Hennessy trained for three years at the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 1992. She has since appeared in a number of theatrical roles, as well as on television, including the character of Jude in The Office; Julie, the man-hating shop-assistant, in the "Fockin Mokky Bokka" episode of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps; and, in 2007, as Valerie Brannigan (the wife of Ardal O'Hanlon's character, Thomas Kincade Brannigan) in "Gridlock", an episode of Doctor Who, playing a vet in the BBC3 comedy "Pulling" (2008) and in the BBC mini-series South Riding in 2011.

As a child, Hennessy was a member of the St Winifred's School Choir which reached number one the UK Singles Chart in 1980 with the song "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma".[2] She also starred in BBC One drama Dickensian, a series based on Charles Dickens' characters. She played the role of Emily Cratchit, who was a character in A Christmas Carol. She returned to Doctor Who in 2017, playing Moira, the foster mother of Bill Potts.


Year Film Role Other notes
1998 The Tichborne Claimant Cousin Alicia
1999 Dead End Dr. Browning's Nurse
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Pauline Calf's Wedding Video Other Pauline
1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Cheryl Wright Episode: Poison Pen
1997–1999 Coronation Street D.C. Kay Episode: No. 1.4270
Episode: No.4271
Episode: No. 1.4536
1998 The Broker's Man WPC Episode: Swansong
Undercover Heart Saffron
Casualty Gemma Fisher Episode: One from the Heart
1998–2005 The Bill Julie Houghton
Becky Foster
Marion Clarke
Episode: The Parent Trap
Episode: 035
Episode: 349
1999 People Like Us Episode: The Solicitor
2000 Clocking Off Young Doctor Episode: The Leaches' Story
2001 World of Pub Various Episode: Ladies
Episode: Caine
Episode: Bookshop
Episode: Queen
Swallow Jenny Lawler
Buried Treasure Jill Hellings TV-film
Micawber Rebecca Rideout
2002 Barbara Melanie Episode: Crime
Flesh and Blood Vicky
The Office Jude Episode: No. 2.3
Episode: No. 2.4
Episode: No. 2.6
2003 The Second Coming Female Reporter
Loving You Mrs. Smithson
William and Mary Sal Jordan Episode: No. 1.1
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Julie Episode: Fockin Mokky Bokka
Danielle Cable: Eyewitness DS Libby Marks
Emmerdale Juanita Taylor Episode: No. 1.3518
Episode: No. 1.3519
Episode: No. 1.3520
A Touch of Frost Elizabeth Drew Episode: Held in Trust
2004 Fat Friends Lorraine Frost Episode: Food of Love
Episode: Eat Your Heart Out
In Denial of Murder Jackie Dunn
The Lenny Henry Show Episode: No. 1.1
Blue Murder Mary Hunt Episode: Up in Smoke
Conviction Judy Fairley Episode: No. 1.1
Episode: No. 1.2
Episode: No. 1.6
2005 Holby City Moira Roberts Episode: No Pain No Gain
2006 Green Wing Suzie Episode: No. 2.5
2006–2007 Drop Dead Gorgeous Kerry Willis Episode: No. 1.1
Episode: No. 1.2
Episode: No. 1.3
Episode: No. 2.1
Episode: No. 2.2
Episode: No. 2.3
Episode: No. 2.4
Episode: No. 2.5
Episode: No. 2.6
2007 Dead Clever Gaynor
Lilies Mrs. Brazendale 7 Episodes
Doctor Who Valerie Episode: Gridlock
2008 The Cup Janice McConnell Episode: No. 1.1
Episode: No. 1.2
Episode: No. 1.3
Episode: No. 1.4
Episode: No. 1.5
Episode: No. 1.6
2009 Coronation Street Bernie Sayers Episode: No. 1.7211
Episode: No. 1.7212
Episode: No. 1.7220
Episode: No. 1.7222
Episode: No. 1.7223
Episode: No. 1.7224
Episode: No. 1.7225
Episode: No. 1.7226
Episode: No. 1.7227
Episode: No. 1.7228
Episode: No. 1.7229
2010 Marchlands Liz Runcie
Waterloo Road Clare Evans Episode: No. 6.3
2011 Hollyoaks Registrar
South Riding Mrs. Holly Episode: No. 1.1
Episode: No. 1.2
Psychoville Rachel Groves Episode: Survivors
Episode: Hancock
Episode: Sunnyvale
Scott & Bailey Mrs Farell Episode: No. 1.2
The Body Farm Eleanor Garrick Episode: No. 1.1
2012 Holby City Pam Barker Episode: Butterflies
Starlings WPC Episode: No. 1.5
Shameless Louise Episode: No. 10.5
Monroe Sally Indale Episode: No. 2.4
2012–13 Wizards vs Aliens Helen Clarke Episode: The Last Day Part 1 and 2
Episode: All Out War Part 1 and 2
2013 Death Comes to Pemberley Mrs Bidwell Episode: No. 1.1
Episode: No. 1.2
Episode: No. 1.3
All at Sea Cynthia Brice Episode: Biscuits
2014 Utopia Coach Station Mum Episode: No. 2.6
The Village Charity Winkworth Episode: No. 2.6
The Passing Bells Susan Episode: No. 1.1
Episode: No. 1.2
Episode: No. 1.3
Episode: No. 1.4
Episode: No. 1.5
2015 4 O'Clock Club Mrs. Hazel Episode: Poem
Vera Deirdre Reeves Episode: Muddy Waters
The Violators Helen TV-film
Rough and Ready Dr. Winter TV-film
2015–16 Dickensian Emily Cratchit 15 Episodes
2017 Doctor Who Moira Episode: The Pilot

Episode: Extremis


  1. ^ "The Hayes Sisters: About Us". Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Jamieson, Alastair (22 November 2009). "St Winifred's choir reunites for charity version of 'There's No-one Quite Like Grandma'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 

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