Tommy is an award winning actor who loves getting into character working in front of a camera and appearing on stage.
He has been lucky enough to work with many wonderful directors and is grateful for all the opportunities they have given him.
He is also pleased to have been invited to give talks and deliver favourite speeches as an ambassador for people who have Downs syndrome.
Tommy has starred on TV, Radio, in film, documentaries and played major roles on stage. He was the first professional actor with Down’s syndrome to play Hamlet. His work has taken him to many wonderful places and events.
‘I found Jessop absolutely riveting, utterly charming, a remarkable performance’ Saturday Review BBC Radio 4
Jessop’s performance broke your heart’ Jaci Stephen, Mail On Sunday
‘Stand out performance’ Guy Bolton, writer
Tommy has appeared in several feature films, filmed the lead in various short films and played significant roles on television and radio.
Tommy’s new film ‘Fighter‘ in which he played the lead, won best film at Film London and has been selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2017
Catch the trailer here : https://vimeo.com/232495970
Tommy’s performance was reviewed as ‘the lifeblood of the film….considered, layered, phenomenal’ by ComicFade
STOP PRESS – MORE exciting news!
TOMMY has just WON ‘BEST LEAD ACTOR in a SHORT FILM’ for ‘Down and Out’ at the Southampton International Film Festival and at the Kinofilm Festival, Manchester
As Hamlet, he starred
in the BBC documentary Growing Up Downs which was nominated for an International Emmy: Best Documentary.
Tommy is now also exploring his love of dance and regularly performs in venues around London
Please use the contact form if you would like to see Tommy’s latest show reel.
Photographers Will Jessop, James Yeats Brown photography, Daniel Vais