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Whittaker at the Moet BIFA British Independent Film Awards, December 2014
3 June 1982 |
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England
Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 3 June 1982) is an English actress. She first came to prominence for her work in the film Venus (2006) and has since starred in films such as 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 was born in Skelmanthorpe where she initially attended Shelley College, West Yorkshire. She then trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2005 with the gold medal for acting.
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.
In Whittaker's first major role, she co-starred as Jessie / Venus in the film Venus. Her radio credits include a 2008 adaptation of Blinded by the Sun by Stephen Poliakoff and 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, Whittaker appeared in the film The Kid and co-starred in BBC1's Accused. She appeared in the 2009 Irish comedy crime film Perrier's Bounty. In 2011, she appeared as Viv in the BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters's novel The Night Watch and the cult film Attack the Block. In 2012, she starred in the musical comedy-drama Good Vibrations.
The media reported in January 2015 that Whittaker was pregnant with her first child; she gave birth in April 2015.
|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||Television film|
|2008||The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall||Sophie||Television film|
|2008||Consuming Passion||Mary Boon||Television film|
|2009||Mr. Dorothy||Mitch's Wife||Voice
|2009||Svengali||Ellie the Barmaid||Television film|
|2009||Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne||Bridget Byrne|
|2009||Wish 143||Maggie||Short film|
|2009||St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Beverly|
|2010||Royal Wedding||Linda Caddock||Television film|
|2010||Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World||Noreen Stokes|
|2011||Hello Carter||Susie||Short film|
|2011||Two Minutes||Juliette||Short film|
|2011||The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action||Maggie|
|2011||Attack the Block||Sam|
|2011||The Night Watch||Vivian Pearce||Television film|
|2011||A Thousand Kisses Deep||Mia Selva|
|2012||Dust||Jessica's Mum||Short film|
|2013||Spike Island||Service Station Attendant|
|2014||Emotional Fusebox||Anna||Short film|
|2015||Adult Life Skills||Anna||Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016|
|2006||The Afternoon Play||Sam||Episode: "The Last Will and Testament of Billy Two-Sheds"|
|2006||Doctors||Louise Clancy||Episode: "Ignorance Is Bliss"|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Kirsty Richards||Episode: "Fallen Angel"|
|2008||Tess of the D'Urbervilles||Izzy Huett||Miniseries|
|2009||Return to Cranford||Peggy Bell||2 episodes|
|2010||Accused||Emma Croft||Episode: "Liam's Story"|
|2011||Black Mirror||Ffion||Episode: "The Entire History of You"|
|Broadchurch||Beth Latimer||Series 1 (8 episodes)
|2014||The Assets||Sandra Grimes|
|2014||The Smoke||Trish Tooley|
|2005||Storm, TheThe Storm||Ampelisca||Shakespeare's Globe|
|2007||Gaggle of Saints, AA Gaggle of Saints||Sue||Trafalgar Studios|
|2007||Awake and Sing!||Hennie||Almeida Theatre|
|2008||Blinded by the Sun||Joanna||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Unseen Austen||Lydia Bennett||BBC Radio 4|
- "Jodie Whittaker: Rise of a venus with her feet on the ground". The Yorkshire Post. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "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.
- Glover, Chloe (22 January 2015). "Actress Jodie Whittaker pregnant for first time". Huddeersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 22 January 2015.