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Jessica Fox

Birth Name

Date of Birth

19 May 1983

Place of Birth

England, UK



Years Active



Enid Nightshade

Jessica Fox (born 19 May 1983) is an English actress. Since 6 July 2005 she has played the role of Nancy Hayton in British soap Hollyoaks. She played Enid Nightshade in three series of The Worst Witch and in the spinoff Weirdsister College.

Her career started at the age of eight when she starred in a Persil commercial filmed in Indiana Jones style, in Spain. This was followed by featured West End roles in the Sound of Music, Les Miserables and Oliver. Fox trained at the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead.

She then joined the cast of The Muppet Christmas Carol. Shortly afterwards her career in television was furthered with roles in The Angel of Nitshill Road, May and June, Trial and Retribution, The Bill and the leading role of Anthea in the 1997 BBC adaptation of The Phoenix and the Carpet.

She then turned to comedy playing the "naughty but nice" Enid Nightshade in three series of The Worst Witch and the slightly naughtier Enid in the spinoff Weirdsister College. Co-starring with Sarah Lancashire, she then appeared in the role of Rusty Dickinson in Back Home.

Fox then moved into soaps, playing Belle Wise in Crossroads, and made a guest appearance in children's show Powers. Jessica joined Hollyoaks in 2005, as Nancy Osborne.

She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards 2006 and was short listed for Best Actress at the 2007 British Soap Awards. She was also nominated Best Actress in the 2008 British Soap Awards.

Personal life

Fox has an older sister, Hannah, who is a drama teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College in West Sussex. Her dad supports Manchester City.

Fox lives in Reading, Berkshire.

Fox is close friends with past and present co-stars Emma Rigby, Carley Stenson, Loui Batley, Ricky Whittle, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Claire Cooper, Jamie Lomas, Chris Fountain, Ali Bastian and Kevin Sacre. She has been acting since the age of 8.

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