Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley starred as Sally Bowles in the original Rebecca Frecknall production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club theatre in London.

She won a 2022 Olivier Award for her performance, as Best Actress in a Musical.

“A vibrant and frightening revival that belongs to Jessie Buckley” ★★★★★ – The Independent
Jessie Buckley gives the performance of the year” – ★★★★ Time Out
She makes you laugh, breaks your heart, has you hanging on her every word – sung or otherwise” – ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

Jessie Buckley in Cabaret
Jessie Buckley in Cabaret Photo Marc Brenner

Irish-born RADA graduate Jessie Buckley is a rising star of film and stage. She won “The Most Promising Newcomer” award at the British Independent Film Awards and “Best British or Irish Actress” at the Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Michael Pearce’s critically acclaimed and BAFTA-nominated Beast.

Jessie was selected to be one of BAFTA’s “Break Through Brits” and was also chosen as one of Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow.” Additionally, Buckley recently received this year’s Tropheé Chopard at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Jessie Buckley’s recent screen roles include: The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s highly anticipated directorial debut which also stars Olivia Colman; Romeo and Juliet opposite Josh O’Connor (originally mean for the stage at the National Theatre); Season 4 of Noah Hawley’s critically-acclaimed Fargo on FX, alongside Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman; and Netflix and Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, alongside Jesse Plemons.

In 2019, Buckley starred in Rupert Goold’s Judy, alongside Renee Zellweger, and she appeared alongside Emily Watson and Jared Harris in the HBO and Sky Atlantic Emmy-nominated series, Chernobyl.

In 2018, Buckley starred in Tom Harper’s Wild Rose alongside Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo for which she earned a “Best Actress” nomination at the British Independent Film Awards and won the “Best Actress” award for BAFTA Scotland.

Jessie recently wrapped filming on Plan B and MGM’s Women Talking alongside Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara and Claire Foy. Also this year, Buckley wrapped production on Alex Garland’s Men, in which she stars as the lead alongside Rory Kinnear. 

Other film and television credits include The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, The Courier, War and Peace, historic drama series TabooThe Last Post, and the BBC One adaptation of The Woman In White.

Jessie Buckley’s theatre credits include The Winter’s Tale and Harlequinade in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s inaugural season; Jeremy Herrin’s production of The Tempest, opposite Roger Allam; A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Henry V, alongside Jude Law; and Amadeus, alongside Joshua McGuire and Rupert Everett at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Jessie Buckley is scheduled to appear in Cabaret until 20 March 2022.

Book tickets to Cabaret at the Playhouse Theatre, London.

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👤 📅10 November 2021

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