Irish-born RADA graduate Jessie Buckley’s TV performances include the role of Princess Marya in BBC hit-adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic novel WAR AND PEACE and starring opposite Tom Hardy in historic drama series TABOO. This April she will be seen in the HBO / Channel 4 series CHERNOBYL for Sister Pictures alongside Emily Watson.
In 2018 Jessie had her first lead role in Michael Pearce’s critically acclaimed film BEAST, co-starring with Johnny Flynn. The film opened to rave reviews and Jessie won the most promising newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards. Jessie was also chosen as one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ and was selected to be one of BAFTA’s ‘Break Through Brits’. Other pending nominations for her role in BEAST role include the BAFTA ‘Rising Star’ award and ‘Best British or Irish Actress’ for the Critics Circle Awards.
In 2019 Jessie Buckley will be seen as Rose-Lynn Harlan, the leading role in Tom Harper’s inspiring, infectiously joyous heart warmer WILD ROSE alongside Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo.
Rose-Lynn Harlan, 24, is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. She is also fresh out of jail and has two young kids to support. All she wants to do is get the hell out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Rose-Lynn thinks her only chance of happiness lies in the Country capital of the world – Nashville, Tennessee. Marion, Rose-Lynn’s mother wants her to settle down, accept her life, and take responsibility for herself, but when a chance encounter brings Rose-Lynn closer to her dreams of Nashville, she faces what she perceives as a choice between family and stardom.
Jessie will also appear in JUDY alongside Renee Zellweger and THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE alongside Robert Downey Jr.