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Joanna Higson

Born in Lancashire, Joanna graduated from Salford University with a First Class Honours degree in Media and Performance. Her first acting role came after being cast in Jim Cartwright's 'Afternoon Play'. Joanna has gone on to work in both TV and Theatre, but it best known for playing Maxine in Channel 4's Shameless for two series. Joanna was ... See full bio »
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Shameless Maxine Donnelly
Spacehopper Greggs Girl / Various
WPC 56
WPC 56 Vicky Hall
Doctors Lindsay Holt / Chrissie Jardine


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 2015 WPC 56 (TV Series)
Vicky Hall
- Requiem (2015) ... Vicky Hall
- From the Shadows (2015) ... Vicky Hall
- Walk the Line (2015) ... Vicky Hall
 2013-2014 Doctors (TV Series)
Lindsay Holt / Chrissie Jardine
- I Want to Break Free (2014) ... Chrissie Jardine
- Brother's Keeper: Part Two (2013) ... Lindsay Holt
- Brother's Keeper: Part One (2013) ... Lindsay Holt
 2012 Little Crackers (TV Series)
 2012 Holby City (TV Series)
Rachel Reid
- Taxi for Spence (2012) ... Rachel Reid
- When the Hangover Strikes (2012) ... Rachel Reid
 2010 Accused (TV Series)
Laura Houlihan
- Willy's Story (2010) ... Laura Houlihan
 2008 Cold Blood (TV Mini-Series)
Amy Osbourne
- The Last Hurrah (2008) ... Amy Osbourne
 2007 The Street (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... Louise
 2007 Spacehopper (TV Series)
Various / Greggs Girl
 2007 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
- Johnny Shakespeare (2007) ... Tracy

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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She graduated from Salford University with a First Class Honours Degree in performance in 2006.

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