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Beatrice Louise "Beattie" Edmondson (born 19 June 1987)[1] is an English actress. Since 2015 she has been starring in BBC Three sitcom Josh.

Beattie Edmondson
Beatrice Louise Edmondson

(1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 32)
EducationExeter School
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
Years active2008–present
Sam Francis (m. 2017)
RelativesElla Edmondson (sister)


Early lifeEdit

Edmondson is the middle daughter of comedians Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders. She grew up in Devon[2] with an elder sister, Ella.[3] and a younger sister, Freya. After being educated at Exeter School, during her second year at the University of Manchester she decided not to audition for the Drama Society, instead forming a comedy group with four female friends. They appeared at the following Edinburgh Festival.[2]


After working the comedy circuit with the all-female sketch troupe, which they named Lady Garden (and later reformed as Birthday Girls with Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan) she broke through into television in 2008. [4] She made her début in the Ben Elton sitcom The Wright Way, which was axed after one series. Her role in the 2015 six-part BBC Three series Josh was singled out by The Independent newspaper as "very watchable", saying her "comic timing stuck out".[5] The show's second series was broadcast in 2016, with a third broadcast in October 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

Edmondson married BBC News researcher Sam Francis on 4 June 2017.[6] On the 20th of June 2019, the day after Beattie's 32nd birthday, she welcomed in her first child, a daughter named Mabel. Missing or empty |title= (help)


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jam & Jerusalem Beattie Martin
2010 Shelfstackers Dani Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Robert's Web Various Episode: "Episode 1.1"
2011 Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey Maid
2012 Absolutely Fabulous Waitress Episode: "Olympics"
2012 Spy Girl in Club Episode: "Codename: Family Bonds"
2012 Little Crackers Annabel Episode: "Omid Djalili's Little Cracker"
2013 The Wright Way Victoria
2014 BBC Comedy Feeds Kate Episode: "Josh"
2015 Pompidou Various
2015 Marley's Ghosts Beth Episode: "Episode 1.3"
2015-present Josh Kate
2016 Fresh Meat Helen S4E02
2018 Patrick Sarah Francis
2018 Upstart Crow Toby Episode 3.5, The Most Unkindest Cut of All


  1. ^ Beattie Edmondson, IMDb. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Jennifer Saunders' daughter: I'm no Saffy". Evening Standard. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ "'I've never been Saffy,' says Jennifer Saunders' daughter, folk singer Ella Edmondson". Daily Mail. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ "How fab! My mum's playing my mum: Beattie Edmondson tells of life with her parents Jennifer Saunders and Ade Edmondson". Daily Mail. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ Newall, Sally (14 December 2015). "Josh, TV review: Beattie Edmondson's comic timing stuck out". The Independent. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  6. ^ Harvey, Chris (30 June 2018). "Jennifer Saunders' actress daughter Beattie Edmondson on her crazy showbiz upbringing". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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