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"One of Britain’s best character actresses." The Independent (Grace Dent)

“Jo Enright is one of the most naturally gifted comic talents I’ve ever seen. I’d put her in the same league as Julie Walters.” Peter Kay

“A great comedienne.” Jack Dee

For more than a decade Jo Enright has worked with many of the UK’s leading comedy writers and directors. Appearing alongside Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights, with Steve Coogan in I’m Alan Partridge and playing the female lead Sue, in Life’s Too Short, directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.  Jo has recently received rave reviews for the part of Angela in three series of ITV’s The Job Lot.

Alongside acting Jo is also a highly acclaimed stand up comedienne. Jo has appeared on many TV shows and toured all over the world performing her stand up. Her comedy awards include the 2002 Chortle Award for ‘The Best Female Circuit Comic’ and the 2001 ‘Best Female on the Jongleurs Comedy Circuit’ award.

Jo has just finished co-writing a commissioned script for Channel 4 and Babycow Productions.

FILM AND TELEVISION CREDITS

ALAN DAVIES' AS YET UNTITLED 
Dave   2016

NURSE
BBC   2016
Part: Bev
Writer: Paul Whitehouse

THE JOB LOT Series 1,2 and 3
ITV   2013 , 2014, 2015
Part: Angela
Dir: Martin Davis

LIFE’S TOO SHORT SPECIAL 
BBC   2013
Part: Sue
Dir: Stephen Merchant & Ricky Gervais

TROLLIED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Sky One   2012
Part: Sharon
Dir: Paul Walker

TROLLIED
Sky One   2012
Part: Sharon
Dir: Paul Walker

LIFE’S TOO SHORT
BBC and HBO   2012
Part: Sue
Dir: Stephen Merchant & Ricky Gervais

Pilot - LIFE’S TOO SHORT
BBC and HBO   2012
Dir: Stephen Merchant & Ricky Gervais

IDEAL Series 5 and 6
BBC   2009,  2010
Part: Carol
Dir: Ben Wheatley             

BRITAIN"S GOT THE XFACTOR AND POSSIBLY A NEW CELEBRITY JESUS CHRIST SOAPSTAR SUPERSTAR STRICTLY ON ICE                 
C4   2008
Part: ‘Jackie’
Dir: Peter Kay

LAB RATS                 
BBC2   2008
Part: ‘Cara’
DIR: Arnando Iannucci                           

TIME TRUMPET
BBC2   2006
DIR: Armando Iannucci

BLADE CAMP
BBC2   2006
Part: ‘Christine’

ROUND (Short Film)
DIR: Justin Edgar               

I’M ALAN PARTRIDGE
BBC   2002
Part: Tax Inspector
DIR: Armando Iannucci     

PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS
C4   2001
Part: Beverley
Dir: Jon Campbell              

THAT PETER KAY THING
C4   2000
Part: Carol

THE STAND UP SHOW
BBC   1999

THE COMEDY STORE SERIES
C5   1999

LIVE AT JONGLEURS
UK GOLD   1998

BARKING
C4   1998
Part: SKETCH SHOW                                                        

MAD FOR IT
GRANADA   1998

GAS
C4   1997      

CLUB CLASS
C4   1997
Part: Yvonne

FUNKY BUNKER
C4   1997
Part: Yvonne                        

GOOD STUFF COMEDY
CARLTON    1997

NO LIMIT (Character Sketch Series)
SKY  1994
Director: John Howard Davies

THE COMEDY CLUB
LWT   1994

IT’S A LIVING
CENTRAL TV   1993

STAND UP
GRANADA   1992

STAND UP SHOWS, FESTIVALS, TOURS & AWARDS

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL
1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2017 
Winner Comedian of the Year 1998

WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL
2016, 2017
"Erdington Girl"

GREENBELT FESTIVAL
2013, 2014, 2015
Stand up

GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL
2007
Stand up

TOURED MIDDLE EAST
2000, 2007
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar
Stand up

TOURED FAR EAST
2007
Singapore, Hong Kong
Stand up

SUPPORTING LES DENNIS ON TOUR
2003

WINNER OF THE BEST FEMALE CIRCUIT COMIC
The 2002 Chortle Awards

SUPPORTING JEFF GREEN ON NATIONAL TOUR
2002

WINNER OF THE BEST FEMALE ON THE JONGLEURS COMEDY CIRCUIT
2001, Sponsored by Bodyform

TOURED CANADA
2000
Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Halifax and Edmonton Festivals
Stand up

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
1999
“Radio Daze”

SUPPORTING ROB NEWMAN, DUBAI & THE STATES
1998

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL
1998
Stand up

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
1997
“Not tonight Josephine Enright”

MONTREUX COMEDY FESTIVAL
1997
Stand up

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL
1996, 1997, 1998, 2003 
Winner Comedian of the Year 1998

NEWCASTLE COMEDY FESTIVAL
1996
Stand up

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
1995
“West Midlands Serious Comedy Squad”

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
1994
“That’s The Way to do it”

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

CITROEN CARS
McVITIES JAFFA CAKES
CHICKEN TONIGHT

RADIO COMMERCIALS

ANCHOR BUTTER
APERTINA CHEESE

RADIO CREDITS

CHRIS ADDISON’S CIVILIZATION
RADIO 4   2006

THE APE THAT GOT LUCKY
RADIO 4   2005
WINNER OF THE 2016 SONY GOLD AWARD

HAPPY FAMILIES
RADIO 4   2005

FOUR AT THE STORE
RADIO 4  2003

FACE 2 FACE
RADIO 4   2002
Inner Voices (Women’s Hour)

ROBIN AND WENDY’S WET WEEKEND
RADIO 4   2001

RODDY AND SAM’S AUDIO DIARIES
RADIO 4   2001
Part: Sam

SATURDAY MORNING SHOW
LONDON LIVE    2000
Guest Presenter

STAND UP TWO
RADIO 2   1998
Guest appearance                         

STAND UP TWO
RADIO 2   1997

THE WAY OUT
RADIO 5   1993
Resident Comedienne

THEATRE

RADIO DAZE
1999
Several roles – Character comedy
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

NOT TONIGHT JOSEPHINE ENRIGHT
1996
Part: Yvonne
Director: Christopher John Hall
Oval House Theatre, London

THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT
1994
Part: Liz 
Director: David Heels
Edinburgh Fringe

FIRST INFLUENCE
1992
Part: Sophie
Theatre in Education

TO WHOSE BENEFIT
1986
Part: Jackie 
Director: Tunde Ife
B19 Theatre, Toured West Midlands

MUSIC VIDEOS

ED HARCOURT (She fell into my arms)

TRAINING

STUDIED AT MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY 1988-1991
Graduated with a B.A. Honours in Performing Arts- Drama Major

Studied physical theatre with John Wright, Trestle Theatre Company.

THE HERBERT BERGHOF STUDIO, N.Y.  USA  1990
Studied acting under Herbert Berghof at his studio in New York.    

ACCENTS

BIRMINGHAM
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
IRISH
AMERICAN

APPEARANCE

HEIGHT: 4 feet 11 inches
HAIR COLOUR: Dark brown
EYES: Hazel
DATE OF BIRTH: 1968