JOANNA KIRKLAND (Hortense) started her career as a child working with her Dad, Dennis Kirkland on The Benny Hill and Freddie Starr shows.


She then went on to be seen in Martin Chuzzlewit (BBC), Children if the New Forest (BBC), The Bill (ITV), Casualty and Holby City (BBC).

Her Theatre Credits include Young Woman in Mountain Language (The Albany), Mrs Mullins in Carousel (Broadway Theatre), Cabaret Confidential at Pizza on the Park and The Pheasantry, Perdita in Jack and The Beanstalk (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Jennifer in The Witches of Eastwick (National Tour), Iola Stover in Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Cinderella in Cinderella (New Victoria), Dottie in Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall), U/S Laura in original cast of The Woman in White (Palace), U/S Wendy in Peter Pan and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance (The Savoy), Desdemona in Othello (Man in the Moon), Olivia in Twelfth Night (Pentameters), Laura in A Christmas Carol and Martha in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (BAC) and Alice in Bless the Bride (Kingʼs Head).

Her Film Work includes the title role in Emilyʼs Dance and Fugue. Jo can also be seen in commercials for Barclays, The BBC, T Mobile, Frijj, Comic Relief, UK Living and Thomas Cook.

She has directed two productions, Bugsy Malone (Epsom Playhouse) and Peter Pan (Richmond Theatre).