Amy Phillips played sassy Jessica in Grange Hill from 1994-1998. And since then her acting career hasn't looked back!
Amy Simcock DOB: 20 August 1978

HEIGHT: 5ft 5in

EYES: Green

THEATRE: GAS AND AIR (One-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival - 2001)

TV: Jessica Arnold in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1994-98); Miranda Lawson in KAVANAGH QC (Central 1996); Young Jean Templar in A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (C4 1997); Lady Elizabeth de Gossard in KNIGHT SCHOOL (Granada 1997-98); A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (1997); ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE (Channel 5 1998); Abby Watts in THE BILL (Thames 1999); Sophie in HARBOUR LIGHTS (BBC 1999); MY FAMILY (BBC 2000); Beth Partridge in RESCUE ME (BBC 2002): Paramedic in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS (BBC 2003); ACCORDING TO BEX (BBC 2005)

FILMS: Ellen in WHAT RATS WON'T DO (1998); Sarah from Brighton in THE MISADVENTURES OF MARGARET (1998); PARANOID (2000); GLOBAL HERESY (2001); Jasmine in MY OTHER WHEELCHAIR IS A PORSCHE (2001); Julia in THE FREEDIVER (2004)

AMY ON JESSICA... "I used to think I wasn't much like her," Amy says. "She was spirited and smart which I liked, but I hope I'm a bit more laid back! Grange Hill is very close to my heart; it was my first professional engagement and I have many happy memories of my time there."

POINT OF INTEREST: Amy changed her surname in September 1997, because of Equity rules which state no two actors can use the same name. Several Grange Hill stars have done this over the years; others include Mark Eadie (formerly Mark Chapman) and Fiona Lee-Fraser (Fiona Mogridge).

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