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Manchester-born Jo Hartley has appeared in some of the UK's most cutting edge films and dramas. Starting her professional career in Shane Meadows' dark, emotionally turbo-charged and disturbing DEAD MAN’S SHOES with the sublime Paddy Considine and Toby Kebbell, her career to date has shown huge range and versatility. “Hartley belongs to a tribe of actors and directors who have formed a new wave of talent intent upon modernising British cinematic storytelling” says The Huffington Post.
Jo has had the honour is starring alongside some of our country’s acting heavyweights, with Julie Walters in THE JURY, Damian Lewis and Vicky McClure in STOLEN, John Simm and Joanne Froggatt in MOVING ON. “Look out for Jo Hartley as Jean, she’s very good” is how The Independent described Jo in Channel 4 comedy drama THE MIMIC and NOT SAFE FOR WORK, for the same channel, showcased her fine-tuned comedic timing. Perhaps her most famous role has been warm and lovable Cynth in the universally loved and multi award-winning THIS IS ENGLAND.
Landing two big films in 2016, Jo appeared in the highly acclaimed EDDIE THE EAGLE as the mother of Eddie, played brilliantly by up-and-comer Taron Egerton. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and a cast that included Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Keith Allen, the film captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences all over the world. Later in the summer, she will star in LIFE ON THE ROAD alongside Ricky Gervais who revisits his career-defining character David Brent ten years on from THE OFFICE. A camera crew catch up with David as he attempts to launch a career as a rockstar, taking himself on the road to pursue his dreams. Awkwardness and insult to be expected when the film releases this August.