Photos with Jessica Messenger
Jessica Messenger was born in Derbyshire in 1989. She caught the performance bug at the tender age of three. Dancing was her passion and she studied ballet, ballroom and Latin American into her teens. She's spoken previously about her love of dance and the freedom it gave her on stage, a freedom she utilised fully, grabbing the attention of the Northern School or Contemporary Dance. Even in her formative years Jessica was a renaissance woman, widening her stage experience by headlining a band, providing vocals and playing guitar. Read more... could not, a raw energy that she would carry into future acting roles. Jessica furthered her performance education at Burton college in Burton on Trent, following in the footsteps of previous alumni such as influential British director Shane Meadows. It was here where Jessica discovered musical theatre, a genre she embraced wholeheartedly. It was an opportunity to perform at The Royal Albert Hall that focused her attention on acting. The opportunity to perform at the legendary theatre resonated with Jessica, it ignited a flame inside her, and she embarked on a film degree course to better understand the film industry. During that time Jessica indulged an interest in modelling, a field that she excelled at and reached an envied level of magazine and catalogue exposure. The modelling lead to television work and presenting jobs, from there it wasn't much of a leap to auditioning for feature films. Her first movie role came courtesy of director Philip Gardiner, who cast Jessica in a number of his films after seeing her audition. Her movie debut came in "One Hour to Die" an ambitious piece from Gardiner that was filmed in one continuous 90 minute take. Following that debut in 2011, Jessica wracked up an impressive number of roles in 2012, and is happily announcing new projects regularly.