Jennie Jacques

Jennie Jacques
Born (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 31)
Coventry, England[1]
Years active2009–present

Jennie Jacques (born 28 February 1989) is an English actress. Her first major role was as Annie Miller in Desperate Romantics (2009), a six-part BBC Two television drama serial about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood that was broadcast in July and August 2009.[2] From 2013–2014 she played the lead role of WPC Gina Dawson on the BBC television series WPC 56. From 2015 to 2019 Jacques has played the recurring role of Saxon Queen Judith on the television series Vikings.

Early life

Jacques was born in Walgrave Hospital and grew up in Coventry, Leamington Spa, and Warwick.[3]


Jacques played Katie Fielding in the ITV police series The Bill and artists' model Annie Miller in the BBC Two period drama Desperate Romantics (2009). She was cast as Beth in the home invasion urban thriller Cherry Tree Lane and Ree Ree in the futuristic thriller Shank.[4] Jacques has also appeared in Casualty on BBC1, where she played Lily Knowles, the carer of Megan Roach, in the episode "Nice and Easy Does It" broadcast on 7 August 2010.[citation needed]

In 2011, Jacques was featured in the promotional video for the Mason single Boadicea. She also appeared in slasher film Demons Never Die (2011), in which she appeared nude during a sex scene with Robert Sheehan.[citation needed]

Jacques appeared in an episode of Father Brown in 2013, and was then cast as the lead actress in the BBC afternoon series WPC 56, about a woman police constable in the male-dominated world of 1956. Both programmes were made by BBC Birmingham.[citation needed]

Jacques portrays Judith, the fictional daughter of King Aelle, in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons of Vikings.[5]

In 2015, Jacques played the role of Tash in the ITV sitcom The Delivery Man (2015), which aired for six episodes.[6]


Television roles
2009The BillKatie FieldingEpisodes: "Teenage Kicks, Part One & Two"
2009Desperate RomanticsAnnie MillerMain role
2010Lark Rise to CandlefordEmily MullinsEpisode #3.10
2010Stanley ParkRaggedy AnnPilot for BBC Three
2010CasualtyLily KnowlesEpisode: "Nice and Easy Does It"
2012Love LifeTillyTelevision miniseries, 2 episodes
2013Father BrownViolet ParnassusEpisode: "The Wrong Shape"
2013–2014WPC 56WPC Gina DawsonLead role (seasons 1–2), 10 episodes
2015–2019VikingsJudithRecurring role (seasons 3–5), 29 episodes
2015The Delivery ManTashMain role, 6 episodes
2019London KillsAmberMain role
Film roles
2010ShankRee Ree
2010Cherry Tree LaneBeth
2011Demons Never DieJasmine
2012Truth or DareEleanorAlso known in the United States as Truth or Die


  1. ^ "WPC 56 star: Who needs Hollywood when you've got Brum..." Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Desperate Romantics". Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Coventry actress Jennie Jacques goes back to the 50s for BBC drama WPC 56". Coventry Telegraph. 25 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Film agency review". Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Manolo Cardona Joins Netflix's 'Narcos'; Jennie Jacques In History's 'Vikings'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  6. ^ "The Delivery Man". Retrieved 17 April 2015.


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