Ashley Jensen is a popular Scottish narrator and TV and film actress. She was born in Annan Scotland on September 21, 2008. She joined the National Youth Theatre and was trained at Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh, Scotland. Her first TV role was in the final series of BBC’s British sitcom, May to December. In the year 1994, she played the role of Heather Butcher in the drama series, Roughnecks. Few years after, she appeared as Clare Donnelly on BBC’s Down Among the Big Boys. Ashley then played the role of Fiona Morris in the British soap, East Eanders.
She played a small role in the medical drama series, Dangerfield (Episode: Contact). In 2003, she was seen as Angie Raeburn on BBC Television’s TV drama, Two Thousand Acres of Sky, along with Paul Kaye and Michelle Collins. Ashley was starred in the TV sitcom, Extras, together with the director himself,
. For her performance on the first series, she was awarded Newcomer and Best Television Comedy Actress Awards at the British Comedy Awards in 2005. In the following year, she earned a nomination at the BAFTA Awards and another Emmy Award nomination for her role in the Christmas Special of Extras in 2007. In the year 2006, she was also seen in the short-lived four-part British TV series, Eleventh Hour, on ITV channel. Also in 2006, she played as Lindsey in the British comedy film, A Cock, and Bull Story.
In 2007, she worked in the narration of the documentary film, Taking Liberties. Ashley’s first major TV role was on ABC’s
, where she played a regular role as Christina McKinney. However, when the production shifted from Los Angeles to
, it caused conflicts with her schedules and later had a recurring role in the TV show. In 2009, she was starred on BBC Scotland’s No Holds Bard; a special comedy that marks the 250th birthday of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. She narrated the BAFTA-award winning reality medical TV show, Embarrassing Illnesses that later became Embarrassing Bodies. Ashley also narrated the advertisement campaign of Bank of Scotland and the advertisement of Persil Detergent for both radio and TV.
In 2009, she co-starred
in the American sitcom, Accidentally on Purpose. She later played as Jennifer Lore in the British comedy film, ‘Nativity!’ opposite
. In the year 2010, she was also starred on BBC’s Accidental Farmer. In the following year, she voiced the character of Nanette, a plastic garden frog, in the British-American 3D computer animated film, Gnomeo & Juliet. Ashley was starred on ITV’s The Reckoning, in 2011. She made a guest appearance on James Martin’s cookery show, Saturday Kitchen.
In 2014, it was announced that Ashley would play the titular role in the TV film adaptation of M.C. Beaton’s novel entitled Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. The following year, she was starred on Channel 4’s British sitcom, Catastrophe, alongside Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. Also in 2015, she co-starred with Susan Calman in the comedy series, Sisters. On January 29, 2007, Ashley got married to Terence Beesley (actor) in
, California. She met the actor while working on the production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in 1999. The couple had a son named Francis Jonathan Beesley.