Jessie Buckley

  • Birth Place: Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor
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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.


  • 2019, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
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  • Killian — Brother
  • Julie — Sister
  • Eva — Sister
  • Marina Cassidy — Mother
  • Lily — Sister
  • Tim Buckley — Father


  • Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland; Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England (BA in Acting, 2013)

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