Jenna Russell is an Olivier award winning and Tony nominated actress and singer.  She has appeared on stage in London’s West End and Broadway in musicals, comedies and dramas as well as appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

She was most recently seen on screen playing Michelle Fowler in the BBC series EastEnders which included some very controversial storylines.  

Jenna is currently starring in the UK premiere of The Bridges of Maddison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory’s in South London. She trained at the Sylvia Young school.


Jenna’s recent stage credits the UK premiere of Fun Home (Young Vic), Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s Theatre) and Grey Garden (Southwark Playhouse). 

Russell’s extensive theatre credits include Sondheim musicals, Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory / Pinter Theatre), Into The Woods (Regents Park/Donmar Warehouse), Follies (Shaftesbury theatre) and Sunday in the Park With George (Wyndhams / Studio 54 Broadway), Di and Viv and Rose (Vaudeville theatre), Urinetown (Apollo / St James Theatre), Mr Burns (Almeida), Seasons Greetings (National Theatre), Les Miserables (Palace Theatre); Guys and Dolls in the West End;  Martin Guerre (Prince Edward); As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale, Misha’s Party, Wildest Dreams and The Beggar’s Opera (RSC); 

Jenna’s TV credits include ITV sitcom Home to Roost, BBC comedy On The Up, Deborah Gilder in Born and Bred, Doctor Who, Minder and Call The Midwife.

The Bridges of Madison County tickets are available now.

The Bridges of Madison County is booking until 14 September 2019 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.