Actress, Author & Poet
AS AN ACTRESS
Jessica has done a little TV work her most proud moment was on the diversity inclusion piece called Transformation Street which was aired on ITV and was one of the first UK documentary series to follow trans people in a really positive light. She has also appeared on Amanda Holden's "I've Got Something To Tell You" as a guest, My Pet Shame on Sky 1 with her previously mad and nutty Dalmatian dog and on Inspector Lewis as an extra.
As an actress, Jessica is currently working on a new project, with Look Left, Look Right Productions. It is currently called The Trans Utopia Project but this is at the very early stage of development and could be subject to change. We will be at Latitude Festival in July this year with the piece and hoping to take it further from there. She has also been working on her One Woman Show "A Time With The Historical Whores" As seen in the 5* Smash hit show "See Me Now!" that she was in (More details below) She recently did a raw preview of the one woman show at Barbican Video Studio's in the city and it went down really well with some really great feedback. You can see some snippet's from the show below. She will be doing 6 small showcase viewings of the show at Battersea Art Centre in May 2019. Check here for the event details on facebook.
Previous Acting / Appearances etc.
With out a doubt Jessica's biggest acting job to date was her part with an amazing cast of 11 wonderfully strong human beings who put together a spectacular smash hit 5* show called "See Me Now" In 2017 which sold out really quickly at Young Vic theatre in Waterloo. It was also taken to Edinburgh Fringe as a part of the British Art's Councils and one of their top 30 showcases from all over the UK.. Mark Rylance the Oscar Winner and previous Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (For those who don't know the amazing talent that he is) said: "Jessica, I didn't even realise that you was transgender and I have to say that you played Nell Gwynn & Cynthia on Point!".
Jessica James is soon to become an author of her autobiography which is currently seeing the second draft with editors and hopefully ready for publishing at the end of the year. She has also started working on a second book which is a self help book to help guide people as she has guided herself with the help of some truly amazing and inspirational people over the years. Please do check back for more updates on future books and publications.
Many people do not realise that Jessica is actually also a poet and she writes poems first to inspire many of her original tracks. She is currently working on a almost entirely original album of music to be released and alongside the release she shall also be publishing and selling these poems which are the stories behind the songs. Please do keep checking back for updates!