Jessica Knappett

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Jessica Knappett

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Jessica Knappett
Born (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 33)
Bingley, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Writer
Known for Drifters

Jessica Amy Knappett (born 28 November 1984)[citation needed] is an English comedy writer and actress. She is best known for playing Meg in the TV series Drifters, which she created, and Lisa in The Inbetweeners Movie.

Early life[edit]

Knappett was born and brought up in Bingley, West Yorkshire where she attended Woodhouse Grove School, before studying at the University of Manchester.[1][2][3] She was a founder member of Lady Garden, a sketch group who met in Manchester in 2005[4] and performed their first show at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, returning in 2009 and 2010. During this period, the group toured throughout England, and performed at Sheffield, Manchester, Brighton, Comedy Festivals in 2008, were 2009 Hackney New Act & Laughing Horse Finalists, and won an Argus Angel for their show in the Brighton Fringe in May 2009.

Career[edit]

Knappett was the creator, writer, executive producer and star of comedy Drifters for E4 in which she played the role of Meg.[5] Due to the popularity and success of the first series, it was quickly repeated on Channel 4 and later commissioned for a further three. Knappett was nominated for an RTS award for Best Comedy writer and Broadcast award for Drifters series 2. Series 4 aired on E4 and Channel 4 at the end of 2016.

Knappett played the lead role of Lisa in The Inbetweeners Movie and appeared in Steve Coogan‘s Alan Partridge Movie Alpha Papa and the TV Movie Irreversible alongside David Schwimmer. Other credits include Drunk History for Comedy Central, Mid-Morning Matters for Sky One, 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. She has also recorded a string of pilots, including Everything Happens for No Reason written by Richard Herring, alongside Noel Fielding [6]

Knappett makes regular appearances on panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and contributes to “The Guardian”,[7] “The Independent”, “Glamour”, “Shortlist” and “NME”.

She is also a contestant on series 7 of Dave comedy/gameshow Taskmaster, with James Acaster, Kerry Godliman, Phil Wang and Rhod Gilbert.

Personal life[edit]

Knappett married American musician and writer Dan Crane in September 2016.[3][8] They welcomed their first child in summer 2017.[9]

Her brother is the comedy producer Ben Knappett.

She has in interviews mentioned that Drifters was a semi-autobiographical, therapeutic re-writing of history.[10]

Actress (15 credits)
 2017 Halloween Comedy Shorts (TV Series)
Kelly

It Should Have Been Me (2017) … Kelly
 2017 The Educatoror (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte Baines

Amstedad … Charlotte Baines
Poster Boy … Charlotte Baines
Brown Privilege … Charlotte Baines
 2013-2016 Drifters (TV Series)
Meg

Funeral (2016) … Meg
Sober (2016) … Meg
Homeless (2016) … Meg
Big Break (2016) … Meg
The Third Way (2016) … Meg
 2016 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (TV Series)
Caller

Grundy + Snow (2016) … Caller (voice)
 2015 Drunk History: UK (TV Series)
Florence Nightingale

Episode #1.8 (2015) … Florence Nightingale
 2014 Irreversible (TV Movie)
Sarah
 2013 Alan Partridge
WPC Ruth
 2012 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
PC Kelly Mink

The Function Room (2012) … PC Kelly Mink
 2012 Twenty Twelve (TV Series)
Carey Taylor

Inclusivity Day (2012) … Carey Taylor
 2012 Live at the Electric (TV Series)
Additional Cast (segment “The Van”)

Episode #1.4 (2012) … Additional Cast (segment “The Van”)
Episode #1.3 (2012) … Additional Cast (segment “The Van”)
Episode #1.2 (2012) … Additional Cast (segment “The Van”)
Episode #1.1 (2012) … Additional Cast (segment “The Van”)
 2011 Coming of Age (TV Series)
Alice

Fear Itself (2011) … Alice
 2011 Lunch Monkeys (TV Series)
Becky

Dream a Little Dream (2011) … Becky
 2010 Meet the Parents (TV Series)
Sister

Headmaster (2010) … Sister
 2010 How Not to Live Your Life (TV Series)
Harriet

Don’s Posh Weekend (2010) … Harriet

 

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