Tommy Jessop

Tommy is a multi award-winning actor
who loves getting into character.

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Jessop handles the intense close-ups and close-quarter sequences with ease whilst mounting an increasing intensity to his physical performance …resulting in a captivating atmosphere which is impossible to escape.’

UK Film Review

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‘Jessop’s performance broke your heart’

Jaci Stephen, Mail On Sunday

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‘The lifeblood of the film… his performance is considered, layered’

Comic Fade


I found Jessop absolutely riveting, utterly charming, a remarkable performance’Saturday

Review BBC Radio 4



Tommy Jessop

actor with down syndrome and so much more

Tommy is a multi award-winning actor who loves getting into character.

Tommy is currently appearing in BBC1’s LINE OF DUTY, ‘great performance… moving and unnerving‘ (Chris Bennion, Daily Telegraph).

Tommy has played the lead in award-winning short films, cameo roles in feature films, and significant roles on television and radio and on stage.

Tommy is ‘really honoured to have been selected for the prestigious BAFTA ELEVATE programme.’

Tommy was the first professional actor with Down’s syndrome to play a leading role in a primetime TV drama, BBC1’s BAFTA nominated COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN and the first to play HAMLET (touring theatre).

Television roles also include LINE OF DUTY, CASUALTY, HOLBY CITY, MONROE, and DOCTORS. In short films his roles include playing a boxer, a thief and a fisherman He is hungry to portray more roles with a range of emotions including comedy.

Tommy is ‘spectacularly charismatic…a very skilful actor…. makes a tremendous impact on screen‘ – Julie Anne Robinson Director

Please click here to see Tommy’s showreel

Click through to a video From the Emmy-nominated documentary Growing Up Downs



Tommy has won several BEST ACTOR AWARDS for FIGHTER and DOWN & OUT, received an HONOURABLE MENTION for his acting talent from the European Film Festival Koszalin, Poland for INNOCENCE. Fighter won BEST FILM at Film London and was SHORT OF THE WEEK at the BFI London Film Festival.

These short films, in which Tommy plays lead roles, have been shown in festivals in the UK, Europe, and the US and won significant awards.


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