Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Jessica Hynes Interview – Cheryl Royle Family / W1A / Spaced…..
Jessica Hynes (née Stevenson) is an English actress and writer. She was known professionally as Jessica Stevenson until 2007.
She was one of the creators, writers and stars of the British sitcom Spaced.
Hynes has worked as a writer and actress for over twenty years and is a celebrity ambassador for the charity Action for Children.
She has been nominated for a Tony, a BAFTA, a Laurence Olivier Award and won two British comedy awards.
Jessica is best known as Cheryl on the Royle Family. She’s a tremendous actress who now works in La La Land!
In 2014 she returned to the BBC in piss-taking BBC docu-soap W1A.
Alex went to meet her at the Lion King party in the West End in 2009
Hynes co-wrote the pilot Phoo Action, based on the cartoons of Jamie Hewlett, which was transmitted on BBC Three in early 2008.
In the same year Hynes appeared in the film Faintheart and in a revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic. In 2009 she made her Broadway début in the play’s transfer and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.
In 2009 she returned to the Royal Court in The Priory, a new play by Michael Wynne.
In 2008 Hynes stated that she planned to pursue a solo career as a standup comedian and was working on a children’s book Ants in the Marmalade.
Hynes appeared as a “right-on” PR person Siobhan Sharpe in the London Olympic centred satire Twenty Twelve, of which the first series screened on BBC4 in 2011, moving to BBC2 in spring 2012. A further series was screened in July 2012. She reprised the role in the 2014 series W1A.
In December 2012 she appeared with co-star Hugh Bonneville in World’s Most Dangerous Roads, travelling through Georgia.
Hynes was in the film Nativity 2: The Second Coming, in which she plays competition host Angel Matthews. The film was released in November 2012.
In October 2012 she released a duet with singer Anthony Strong of Slim Gaillard’s “Laughing in Rhythm”.
Recorded 2009 by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio & the BBC.