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Jessica Pidsley graduated from RADA in 2009. Since graduating she won the Spotlight Showcase Highly Commended Prize as well as being selected as one of Screen International Magazine’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2010.

Jessica’s professional theatrical debut was in Around the World in 80 Days (the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath). She also appeared in We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Kenny Wax Productions) on a UK Tour, and The French Detective and the Blue Dog (the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath).

Jessica’s film and television roles include Ollie Kepler’s Expanding Purple World (Viv Fongenie), This September (Giles Foster) a film for TV with Charles Dance and Eileen Atkins and she will be appearing in the new Channel 4 comedy The Mimic later this year.

Radio credits include the ground-breaking improvised play for BBC Radio 4 A Time to Dance, which received a SONY Award nomination and Apple Jelly an afternoon play, also for BBC Radio 4.

Jessica took her debut comedy show Jessica Pidsley’s I Can Make You Thin(K) to the Brighton Festival (Upstairs at Three and Ten) and Edinburgh Fringe festival (The Underbelly, Bristo Square) in 2012.

Jessica’s first book Jessica Pidsley’s Imoerfections: A Perfectionist’s Guide to becoming Imoerfect is now available on Kindle, iPhone and iPad.

Since having her son in February 2014, she had postpartum psychosis and became a Hypnobirthing teacher (the two aren’t connected!) she has also written and performed a comedy show that she performs with her son on her back called Bring A Bottle for people-who-happen-to-be-parents and regularly gives talks about her experiences into the heart of postpartum psychosis.

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