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Jessie Buckley Biography

Birth Name:
Jessie Buckley
Birth Place:
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Came in second on I'd Do Anything, a 2008 BBC-televised competition to find a new, unknown lead to play the role of Nancy in a West End revival of Oliver! Turned down an offer to understudy winner Jodie Prenger in order to appear in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, directed by Trevor Nunn
  • Completed a six-month residency at the world-famous Annabel's, singing jazz music
  • Performed opposite Jude Law in a West End production of Shakespeare's Henry V in 2014
  • Hand-picked to join Kenneth Branagh's theatre company in 2015

Awards

  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2018IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role Drama: nominated

Relationships

  • Killian -- Brother
  • Tim Buckley -- Father
  • Marina Cassidy -- Mother
  • Eva -- Sister
  • Julie -- Sister
  • Lily -- Sister