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Jessica Barker-Wren

Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Storyboard Artist

Current Work Details



Where I work

I am just me


Paid Work or Collaboration



Anthropology/ Law, BA


Oxford School of Drama,
Acting Postgraduate, MA

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Picnic at Hanging Rock, I am not a witch, Tony Erdmann, Call Me By Your Name, A Bigger Splash , Kajaki.

I cried watching


I left the cinema during

Pacific Rim

Directors I love

Lynn Ramsey, Andrea Arnold, Joanna Hogg, The Dardenne Brothers, Bela Tarr, Maren Ade, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lars Von Trier.

Actors I admire

Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Vicky Pepperdine, Joanna Scanlan, James Smith, Julia Davis, Julian Barrat, Riz Ahmed, Brendan Cowell, Billie Piper, Rooney Mara, John C Reilly, Cate Blanchett.

Writers I respect

Doris Lessing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Golding, Kurt Vonnegut, Luke Norris, Bill Nicholson, Sharan Horgan.

Books I have given my friends

The Seabirds Cry, The Peregrine, The Gingerman, Daljit Nagra's Ramayana.

My death row meal

Poached eggs with Pak choi, rainbow chard, garlic and ginger.

The best thing I own

A Seal Skull

My Work & Credits