An experienced Intelligence Officer, Jess is unbelievably clever and hilarious. Having studied Arabic at SOAS, she was basically asking to be recruited. A calm, experienced presence in MI6, she has absolutely no time for the posh, white men who have failed upwards within the organization and makes it known. The reason she hasn’t been highly promoted is because she refuses to suck up or play the game.
Nina Sosanya has an extensive stage, film and television career. Some of her film credits include the upcoming Red Joan with Judi Dench, David Brent: Life on the Road, You, Me & Him and Love Actually.
Sosanya's television career took off with Channel 4’s comedy drama Teachers alongside James Corden. Since then, she has appeared in numerous iconic British television series including Doctor Who, Silent Witness, Hustle, Vera, Lewis, and many more. More recently, Sosanya has appeared in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, Sky’s action show Strike Back and Sharon Horgan/Merman’s new comedy Women on the Verge. She has also played a returning character in three series of W1A and Last Tango in Halifax.
Her stage work includes Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, The Herbal Bed and Henry V with the RSC. Platonov and Ivanov as part of the Chichester / National Theatre’s Young Chekhov season, Elegy, Privacy and The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse and most recently Frozen on the West End with Suranne Jones.