When asked which of her characters she would most like to take to the town centre club, Jessica was quick to pick Siobhan. “My husband said I’d be a good personal trainer. The past two years have, she agrees, been particularly brilliant career-wise: first there was Russell T Davies’s apocalyptic drama Years and Years, in which she played an activist with radiation poisoning, and then The Fight, a film shot on a tiny budget over 12 days about a woman finding catharsis in the boxing ring. It’s too complex.” Perhaps, I say, she could narrow her thoughts to her own career, the roles that have come her way and what they say about how things have changed? 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Wherever possible, and if my accountant will allow, I try to follow projects that are written by passionate people.”, How, I wonder, is it for an actor working in the business right now, in the time of Covid-19? Jessica, Simon and Edgar was reunited for the film, Shaun of the Dead (2004), in which Jessica played Simon's school-friend, "Yvonne". Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Filming & Production Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. She has appeared in a few of director Edgar Wright's productions; she co-wrote and starred as Daisy Steiner in the 1999 television series Spaced and later appeared as Yvonne in Shaun of the Dead. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. ", She added: "If you want to do it, find a way of being near it. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Film credits includes Shaun of the Dead, Paddinton 2, Bridget Jones… “I see young comedians and actors coming up, and that makes me proud and happy,” she says. But if you want anything else around that area … I can’t do any of this justice in an interview on the phone. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. “What? It’s amazing how people have pulled together.”. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at age 18. I was so moved by this child, but also I realised how something like care work is informed by your ability to express yourself, and he had found that in the drama classroom.”. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At no point is Hynes grumpy – she is simply keen to avoid all questions unrelated to the current project, and is audibly pained when I push her. Fully aware of the precariousness of the profession, she says, she would throw herself “at almost all opportunities with massive enthusiasm and energy. “How does it feel?” She lets out a sigh. In the past, she has been outspoken both about the iniquities of her industry and the government. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy on Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. It’s a show about what it’s like to be up against a wall.”, When Hynes started out as an actor, fresh from the National Youth Theatre, she recalls being “abundantly grateful” for all and any work that came her way. The actress said: "It's going to be entertaining at the very least, in a voyeuristic way. 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