Jessica Knappett

Writer / performer

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Jessica Knappett

Photograph: Ray Burmiston

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Maureen Vincent (with Carly Peters)
Associate: Carly Peters

Jessica is a very talented writer and actress.

She is the creator, writer and star of E4 sitcom DRIFTERS in which she plays the role of ‘Meg’.  Due to the popularity and success of the first series, it was quickly repeated on Channel 4 and later commissioned for a further two.  Series 3, of which Jessica also Executive Produced, is now airing on E4.

Jess played the lead role of 'Lisa' in THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and more recently appeared in TV Movie IRREVERSIBLE, alongside David Schwimmer.

Other credits include: Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge Movie: ALPHA PAPA, TWENTY TWELVE for BBC Two, E4's MEET THE PARENTS for Objective Productions, HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE and LUNCH MONKEYS for BBC3.  She also played the role of 'Carly' in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series SHEDTOWN alongside Johnny Vegas.

Jessica was a founding member of acclaimed sketch group LADY GARDEN who had 4 successful Edinburgh Fringe Festivals together.

 

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

IN THE PARK

Slacktop / BBC

Pilot
Dir: Mark Elliot

LADY GARDEN

BBC Radio 4

Front Row 2008

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

DRIFTERS SERIES 4

2016

Bwark/E4

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer

DRIFTERS SERIES 3

2015

Bwark Productions

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer

DRIFTERS-SERIES TWO

2014

Bwark Productions for Channel 4

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer

DRIFTERS

2012

Bwark Productions

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer
6x 30' sitcom

8 OUT OF 10 CATS

2012

Channel 4 / Zeppotron

Writer / programme associate

NORTH VS SOUTH

2012

BBC

Panel Show Pilot

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS

2011

BBC

Sketch writer

ALL ABOUT ME

2011

ITV

Panel show pilot

BAD THINGS

2011

Channel X

Taster tape

LADY GARDEN

2011

BBC

Taster tape / BBC Online

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

LADY GARDEN TOP SECRET GIG

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

Edinburgh Festival 2010

LADY GARDEN

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

Edinburgh Festival 2009

LADY GARDEN

Shiraz Productions

Edinburgh Festival 2008

LADY GARDEN

CAST Productions / Lady Garden

Hackney Empire

Comedy

Agent: Maureen Vincent (with Carly Peters)
Associate: Carly Peters

Jessica is a very talented writer and actress.

She is the creator, writer and star of E4 sitcom DRIFTERS in which she plays the role of ‘Meg’.  Due to the popularity and success of the first series, it was quickly repeated on Channel 4 and later commissioned for a further two.  Series 3, of which Jessica also Executive Produced, is now airing on E4.

Jess played the lead role of 'Lisa' in THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and more recently appeared in TV Movie IRREVERSIBLE, alongside David Schwimmer.

Other credits include: Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge Movie: ALPHA PAPA, TWENTY TWELVE for BBC Two, E4's MEET THE PARENTS for Objective Productions, HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE and LUNCH MONKEYS for BBC3.  She also played the role of 'Carly' in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series SHEDTOWN alongside Johnny Vegas.

Jessica was a founding member of acclaimed sketch group LADY GARDEN who had 4 successful Edinburgh Fringe Festivals together.

 

Acting

Assistant: Gabriella Capisani

Jessica is a very talented writer and actress.

She is the creator, writer and star of E4 sitcom DRIFTERS in which she plays the role of ‘Meg’.  Due to the popularity and success of the first series, it was quickly repeated on Channel 4 and later commissioned for a further two.  Series 3, of which Jessica also Executive Produced, is now airing on E4.

Jess played the lead role of 'Lisa' in THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and more recently appeared in TV Movie IRREVERSIBLE, alongside David Schwimmer.

Other credits include: Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge Movie: ALPHA PAPA, TWENTY TWELVE for BBC Two, E4's MEET THE PARENTS for Objective Productions, HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE and LUNCH MONKEYS for BBC3.  She also played the role of 'Carly' in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series SHEDTOWN alongside Johnny Vegas.

Jessica was a founding member of acclaimed sketch group LADY GARDEN who had 4 successful Edinburgh Fringe Festivals together.

 

Television

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

DRIFTERS Series 3

Meg (Series lead)

Al Campbell

Bwark/E4

Drunk Histories

Narrator

Tiger Aspect

Drifters series 2

Meg (Series lead)

Tom Marshall

Bwark/ E4

Irreversible (Pilot)

Sarah

Sony Pictures Television / ABC

Laid (Pilot)

Max

Alex Winckler

STV

Drifters

Meg (Series Regular)

Simon Delaney

Bwark/E4

TWENTY TWELVE SERIES 2

Carey Turner

John Moreton

BBC Two

DRIFTERS PILOT

Meg

Chloe Thomas

Bwark / Channel 4

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC

Various

Paul Wheeler

BBC3 / Tinderbox

SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

TV Guest

Ben Wheatley

Baby Cow / BBC Comedy North

FUNCTION ROOM

PC Kelly Mink

Barbara Wiltshire

Zeppotron

LADY GARDEN

Taster tape

Phillip Breen

BBC

BAD THINGS

Taster tape

Phillip Breen

Channel K

COMING OF AGE

Alice

Ed Bye

BBC

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS

Anne of Cleeves

Dez McCarthy

BBC

MEET THE PARENTS

Sister

Paul Young and Adam Wimpenny

Objective ./ E4

HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE SERIES 3

Harriet

Sam Leifer

Brown Eyed Boy/BBC3

LUNCH MONKEYS SERIES 2

Becky

Matt Holt

Channel K/BBC

IDEAL

Police officer

Ben Wheatley

Babycow/BBC Manchester

Film

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

The Long Goodbye

Lisa

Bwark Films

ALPHA PAPA

WPC Ruth

Declan Lowney

Baby Cow

THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE

Lisa

Ben Palmer

Young Bwark Productions

Stage

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

THE COUNTRY WIFE

Dainty Fidget

Polly Findlay

The Royal Exchange

LADY GARDEN TOP SECRET GIG

Phillip Breen

JUST FOR A LAUGH

The Comedy Store

Shiraz Productions

LADY GARDEN

Edinburgh Festival 2009

Mike Perrin for Just for Laughs

LADY GARDEN

Hackney Empire

CAST Productions/Lady Garden

LADY GARDEN

Edinburgh Festival 2008

Shiraz Productions

THE IVAN BRACKENBURY HOSPITAL RADIO SHOW

Edinburgh Festival

CKP

Radio

Production / CharacterDirectorCompany

SHEDTOWN

Carly

BBC Radio 4

IN THE PARK

Mark Elliot

Slacktop/BBC

LADY GARDEN

Front Row 2004

BBC Radio 4