What the critics say

  • ‘..Jessop handles the intense close-ups and close-quarter sequences with ease whilst mounting an increasing intensity to his physical performance which works wonderfully with the building tension made in the filmmaking. …resulting in a captivating atmosphere which is impossible to escape.’  UK Film Review October 2017 https://www.ukfilmreview.co.uk/single-post/2017/10/01/Fighter-short-film
  • ‘To me the most moving performance was Sound II played by Tommy Jessop’ Edward Rochead, Hampshire chronicle December 2017
  • yet another fantastic performance by Tommy Jessop. Anyone who follows this man’s career knows that even before this brilliant short film, this man was an inspiration to people facing any and all types of adversity, especially to the down syndrome community. He was the first actor with Down syndrome to star in a prime-time BBC drama, the first to ever portray Hamlet in any form of media, and in ‘Fighter’ he is the is the lifeblood of the film as the titular ‘Fighter’. His performance is considered layered, and regardless of disability puts on a phenemonenal character.’ Comicfade 2017
  • ‘Jessop’s performance broke your heart’ Jaci Stephen, Mail On Sunday
  • ‘Talented, engaging, …… a natural performer ……. on a sharp trajectory to celebrity’ Frances Hardy, Daily Mail Weekend
  • ‘Brilliantly played by Tommy Jessop’ Times 2
  • ‘I found Jessop absolutely riveting, utterly charming, …… acted off the stage in one remarkable performance by Thomas Jessop Saturday Review BBC Radio
  • ‘Jessop delivers a performance of huge credibility’ Mail on Sunday LIVE
  • ‘played with superb conviction by Jessop’ Times Knowledge
  • ‘Tommy’s career is on the up …… his rounded portrayal of Ben …’ Times Body and Soul interview
  • ‘Tommy Jessop who was Brilliant …… I was almost moved to tears’ Star letter in the Sun TV Magazine
  • ‘Great performance’ The Guardian G2
  • ‘An Extraordinary Performance… a natural performer…’ The Stage
  • ‘A vibrant, magnetic person’ Independent Extra
  • ‘a stunning performance, Tommy is charismatic, witty and undeniably talented’ Southern Daily Echo Weekend
  • ‘The very talented Tommy Jessop’ Hampshire Chronicle