|Born||12 March 1972|
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Joanne Victoria Hartley is an English actress born in Oldham, Lancashire who has appeared in many British television series such as This is England, Not Safe For Work, After Life, and Bliss, as well as in films, The Young Victoria (2009), Eddie the Eagle (2016), Slaughterhouse Rulez, and Torvill & Dean (both 2018).
Hartley was brought up in a working-class family, attending North Chadderton School in Chadderton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. She started acting at the age of 11 in her school production of 'The Sound of Music' as Gretel Von Trappe. She then joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, developing her acting skills until the age of 17 when she stopped acting to work at British Aerospace on a Youth Training Scheme. Jo worked as a secretary in the office for two years until leaving to join Japan Airlines as an air hostess. In her mid-twenties, Jo left the aviation industry to pursue her dream of being an actor. Hartley returned to England, in London studying at the Questors Theatre in Ealing, where she studied method acting and Stanislavski's system until landing her first movie role in the 2004 Shane Meadows directed Crime Drama Thriller film Dead Man's Shoes as 'Marie'.
Hartley has made appearances in many British productions including short films such as Northern Soul and Me and Her both in 2004, Terra Firma and Flushed in 2008, The Crossing, Janet and Bernard and I Don't Care in 2014. Hartley has been a character actor in many TV films and TV series since 2004, with her most notable roles in This Is England '86, 88 and 90, the follow-on TV mini-series to the film. In movies Hartley has appeared in This Is England (2006) as Cynthia, and the feature film The Young Victoria in 2009, where she appeared with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend. In 2016 she played Janette in the movie Eddie the Eagle appearing alongside Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. She co-starred in the David Cross series Bliss, where she plays opposite Heather Graham as one of two partners of a fraudulent travel writer. In 2018, she began portraying the role of Katrina in the BBC Three series In My Skin.
|2004||Dead Man's Shoes||Marie|
|2004||Northern Soul (short film)||Jo Sherbert|
|2004||Me and Her (Short film)||Coleen|
|2006||This Is England||Cynthia|
|2007||Bigboy_74 (Short film)||Woman|
|2008||Terra Firma (Short film)||Debbie|
|2008||Flushed (Short film)||Mrs Mop|
|2009||The Young Victoria||Landlady|
|2011||At Dusk (Short film)||Woman|
|2012||When the Lights Went Out||Jeanette|
|2013||Sea Change (Short film)|
|2014||The Crossing (Short film)||Juliet|
|2014||Janet and Bernard (Short film)||Janet|
|2014||I Don't Care (Short film)||Mandy|
|2016||Eddie the Eagle||Janette Edwards|
|2016||David Brent: Life on the Road||Pauline Gray|
|2016||Gibberish (Short film)||Mother|
|2018||Slaughterhouse Rulez||Babs Wallace|
|2018||Torvill and Dean||Betty Torvill|
|2019||In My Skin||Bethan's mother|
|2007||Recovery||Vicky Nathan||Television film|
|2009||Crying with Laughter||Karen||Television film|
|2009||Casualty 1900s||Anna Baker||2 episodes|
|2010||Pulse||Loz Westmoor||Television film|
|2010||This Is England '86||Cynthia||4 episodes|
|2010||Moving On||Natalie||1 episode|
|2011||Waterloo Road||Laura Taylor||1 episode|
|2011||Stolen||April Harris||Television film|
|2011||The Jury||Ann Skailes||5 episodes|
|2011||This Is England '88||Cynthia Fields||3 episodes|
|2012||Coming Up||Mandy Slade|
|2013||Law & Order: UK||Lindsey Donovan||1 episode|
|2015||Not Safe for Work||Angela||6 episodes|
|2015||This Is England '90||Cynthia Fields||4 episodes|
|2016||Access All Areas||Libby|
|2018–present||In My Skin||Katrina Gwndaff||Main role|
|2019||Don’t Forget The Driver||Mel||Episode: "Episode 4"|
|2020||Sick of It||Lillie||1 episode|
- "30 minutes with 'This is England' actress Jo Hartley". manchestersfinest.com. 2011.
- "Jo Hartley interview". winserlondon.com. 2018.
- "Not Safe For Work – Jo Hartley Interview". comedy.co.uk. 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- "Jo Hartley interview for Not Safe for Work". Channel 4. 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- "Interview: Jo Hartley, star of This Is England '90". themetropolist.com. 2015.
- "An interview with Jo Hartley – The Mimic S2". Channel 4. 2014.
- "BBC orders a dark comedy about a teen and her mentally ill mum". Chortle. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
- "Dead Man's Shoes". BBFC. 2018.
- Jo Hartley & Michael Smiley Independent, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2017
- "Torvill and Dean ITV Drama Biopic cast confirmed". Radio times. 2018.
- "In my skin series". comedy.co.uk. 2018.
- "Sick of It season 2 review: Karl Pilkington's superb series finds the profound in the mundane". radiotimes.com. 2020.