Josie Lawrence

Theatre includes Edmond de Bergerac, Amedee, Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Hapgood in Hapgood (Birmingham Rep); Helen of Troy in Faust, Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard, Kate in The Taming of The Shrew (Dame Peggy Ashcroft Award for Best Actress) (RSC); Agnetha in Frozen, Doll Common in The Alchemist (National Theatre); Loves-Lies-Bleeding (Coronet Printroom); title role in Mother Courage (Southwark Playhouse); Anna in The King and I (London Palladium); Bonnie in Acorn Antiques The Musical (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Alarms and Excursions (Gielgud); Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange, Manchester Evening News Best Actress Award); Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Tatyanna in Tatyanna (Nottingham Playhouse); Moll in Moll Flanders (Lyric Hammersmith); Valued Friends (Hampstead); Passionaria (Newcastle Playhouse); Carmen in Carmen (Octogon Bolton); Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Adelphi and London Palladium).

Television includes Good Omens, Stella, Humans, You Have Been Watching with Meera Syal, The Kennedys, Jonathan Creek, Robin Hood, EastEnders, Minder, Skins, Doctors, The Old Curiosity Shop, Casualty, Holby City, Wizards and Aliens, The Last Detective, Josie, A Many Splintered Thing, Keen Eddie, Outside Edge, Fat Friends, The Flint Street Nativity, SWALK, Lunch in the Park with Paul Merton, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Downwardly Mobile, Bill’s New Frock, Absolutely Fabulous, The Green Man, Miss Marple, Poirot, Not With A Bang, Friday Night Live, The Complete Guide to Parenting.

Films include Finding Your Feet, Enchanted April, The American Way, The Sin Eater, Round Ireland with a Fridge, Bonobo.

Josie is a member of the improvisation group The Comedy Store Players, and created the all female impro group The Glenda J Collective. She is also a regular guest on Radio 4’s Just A Minute.

Trained at Dartington College of Arts (BA Hons and later Honorary Doctor of Arts).