Tommy Jessop Actor


Tommy 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. His work has taken him to many wonderful places and events.

Tommy is ‘spectacularly charismatic…a very skilful actor…. makes a tremendous impact on screen’ – Julie Anne Robinson Director

‘I found Jessop absolutely riveting, utterly charming, a remarkable performance’  Saturday Review BBC Radio 4

Tommy’s new film ‘Fighter‘ won best film at Film London and has been selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2017

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Tommy’s performance was reviewed as ‘the lifeblood of the film….considered, layered, phenomenal’ by ComicFade

STOP PRESS – MORE exciting news!

TOMMY has just WONBEST LEAD ACTOR in a SHORT FILM’ for ‘Down and Out’  at the Southampton International Film Festival and at the Kinofilm Festival, Manchester

Tommy is voted Best Lead Actor in a short at Southampton Film Festival

As Billy in Down and Out nominated Best Film Southampton International Film Festival 2017

Tommy training with champion Ryan Pickard for new film FIGHTER Director Bugsy Riverbank Steel


As Harry S Potter in It’s A Wonderful World – stage Director Richard Conlon


Jessop’s performance broke your heart’ Jaci Stephen, Mail On Sunday

‘Stand out performance’  Guy Bolton, writer

Phenomenal’  Sir Mark Rylance

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATommy’s stage and screen credits include co-starring in the BAFTA-nominated Coming Down the Mountain (Tiger Aspect for BBC1). ‘An Extraordinary Performance… a natural performer…’ The Stage

He has appeared in several feature films, filmed the lead in various short films and played significant roles on television and radio.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATommy has also appeared in CasualtyHolby City, Monroe, Doctors, Off their Rockers, starred in several BBC documentaries and played the lead or guest lead in various afternoon plays on Radio 4



Tommy JessopTommy became  the first professional actor with Down’s syndrome to play the title role Hamlet in theatres across the south of England, and starring 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

Culture Device Dance Project june 2015

Tommy Jessop dancing 'This will end in Tears' performance at Big sky Studios

Tommy Jessop dancing ‘This will end in Tears’ performance at Big sky Studios

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