Jess Robinson with Kirsty Newton
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Actress, impressionist, singer and voiceover artist; Jess has appeared on both stage and screen. Jess has recorded numerous radio sitcoms and sketch shows for Radio 4, including; The Now Show, Fifteen Minute Musicals, Secret World, I’ve Never Seen Starwars, The Castle and Newsjack.
On TV, Jess has appeared on such shows as; Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show, Spoof!, The Slammer and Scoop! for the BBC. She also co-wrote and starred in her own sketches for ITV’s Comedy Cuts.
Jess has a remarkable vocal range and is great with accents. She is the voice of CBBCs Horrible Histories and provided the core female impressions for CBBCs HEDZ! And ITVs Headcases. She has voiced nurmerous video games such as Anno 1404 and Book Of Unwritten Tales. You can hear Jess on adverts and promos for The Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, BBC 4 and CBeebies among others. She can also be heard on several of the brilliant Doctor Who audio episodes. She also appeared on Blue Peter as the ‘accent expert’ teaching the presenters how to speak in Welsh and Northern Irish accents, as well as demonstrating different regional accents from around the UK.
A classically trained singer, Jess is versatile in all styles and began impersonating professionally when she played the title role of Little Voice, which she will reprise on a national tour of The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice with Beverly Callrd, Ray Quinn and Joe McGann. The production is directed by the play’s very own author, Jim Cartwright.
In 2014, Jess produced and starred in her debut one-woman show at The Edinburgh Festival. Gaining 4 & 5 star reviews, Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice sold out the 175 seat venue. During the festival, Jess performed with Rory Bremner, Alex Horne and The Horne Section and appeared on Jack Dee’s Help Desk and The Stephen K Amos show. Jess will be reprising her show at The Pleasance, London in December 2014.
In 2015 Jess will continue to voice animation series Bat Pat, a brand new re-vamped series of Noddy for Dreamworks, and create her Edinburgh Festival Comedy show – Jess Robinson: The Rise Of Mighty Voice!