Jessye is an actress and writer born and raised in London. She gained attention by winning Best Actress at the 2020 British Independent Film Festival for her lead role in ‘Lucky Break’ (BAFTA nominated for Best British Short 2021).
She will star as Robyn Loxley, the lead in the new series 'Robyn Hood' which will re-imagine the legendary English hero as a young, black female Gen Zer who leads her anti-authoritarian masked hip-hop band, The Hood to fight for freedom and equality in the city of New Nottingham. The series is due to premiere on Canadian broadcaster Global (available on Prime) in 2023.
Recently she starred in Season Two of the Warner Horizon/Epix action drama TV series ‘Pennyworth’, and also starred as Sophie Carrington in the ITV crime drama series 'Grace'. She also had a major role in the Sky dystopian action drama series ‘Curfew’ starring Sean Bean & Billy Zane and had a role in Idris Elba’s TV comedy series ‘In the Long Run’.
She wrote, co-produced and starred in a short film “Echinacea” that debuted at the London Short Film Festival 2021, which won an honourable mention for ‘Best Women Short’ at the 2020 Independent Short Awards.
She has audio book experience, narrating ‘If I don’t have you’ for Audible as well as narrating ‘Meghan and Harry: A Royal Baby Story’ for Discovery/TLC.
Jessye naturally has a neutral/RP accent and uses a London accent a lot in her acting work. She also has a very good American accent & having spent much of her childhood on Antigua she is very comfortable with an Antiguan, or warm Caribbean accent.
Robyn Hood (TV, 2023) – 'Robyn Loxley', Global/Prime
Grace (TV, 2021) – 'Sophie Carrington', ITV, Series 1
Echinacea (Film, 2021) – 'Her' (lead), award-winning Short, written and produced by Jessye Romeo
Pennyworth (TV, 2020-2021) – 'Katie Browning', Epix, Series 2
Lucky Break (Film, 2020) – 'Oloaku' (lead), BAFTA nominated Short Film
Curfew (TV, 2019) – 'Meg Donahue', Sky One
Meghan & Harry: A Royal Baby Story (Documentary) (TV, 2019) – Narrator, Discovery/TLC
The Time of Our Lies (Park Theatre 2019) (Theatre, 2019) – Ensemble, Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
Stop and Search (Arcola Theatre 2019) (Theatre, 2019) – 'Bev', Arcola Theatre, London
Lucky Man (TV, 2018) – 'Aleesha Blythe', Sky One, Series 3
In the Long Run (TV, 2018) – 'Adelaide', Sky One, Series 1
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