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The IT Crowd. Jen (Katherine Parkinson). Copyright: TalkbackThames

Katherine Parkinson is an English comedy actress, perhaps best known for playing Jen Barber in Channel 4's The It Crowd. This role would win her the British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and again in 2014, and a BAFTA TV Award in 2014. Alongside appearances in British comedy films such as The Boat That Rocked, she was also a regular face on the medical comedy drama Doc Martin for three series. In 2019 she played the lead role on the BBC's Defending The Guilty.

More information

Born
Thursday 9th March 1978
Nationality
English

Awards

BAFTA Television Awards 2014
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2014
Best TV Comedy Actress: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2011
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2010
Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2009
Best TV Comedy Actress: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2006
Best Female Comedy Breakthrough Artist: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2006
Best TV Comedy Actress: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Influencers Writer
2021 Influencers Ruth
2021 Date Night - Series 2 Maddy
2021 Hitmen - Series 2: Hitmen Reloaded Kat
2021 Sitting Writer
2021 Sitting Mary
2021 Nan: The Movie Brand New Actor
2021 Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break Brand New Clemmie
2020 Pandemonium Rachel
2020 Taskmaster - Series 10 Self
2020 How To Fake A War Kate
2019 The Casebook Of Max And Ivan - New Year Special
  1. New Year Special
Martha Shanks
2019 Defending The Guilty - Series 1 Caroline Bratt
2019 Date Night - Series 1 Maddy
2018 Defending The Guilty - Pilot Caroline Bratt
2018 Hang Ups Karen Muller
2018 Sitting By Katherine Parkinson Writer
2017 Urban Myths: Bob Dylan: Knockin' On Dave's Door Ange
2016 Dead Funny - Will Rufus Jones Get Naked? Self
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 4
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2016 Room 101 - Series 5
  1. E8 - John Torode, Russell Howard, Katherine Parkinson
  2. Special - Best Of Series 5
Guest
2015 Don't Start - Series 3 Kim
2015 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Best Of
Guest
2015 The Kennedys Brenda Kennedy
2015 Would I Lie To You? - Series 9
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 14
  1. E13 - Mark Ronson, Samuel L Jackson, Entourage cast, Humans cast
Guest
2014 Crackanory - Series 2
  1. E3 - The Surprise & The Crisis Plan
Host / Presenter
2014 Cardinal Burns - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Super Computer (Voice)
2014 Inside No. 9 - Series 1
  1. E1 - Sardines
Rebecca
2013 The IT Crowd Manual Self
2013 The IT Crowd - The Internet Is Coming Jen
2013 Start/Stop - Series 1 Alice
2013 Absolutely Delish
  1. E2 - The Food of Love
Natasha
2013 Love Matters
  1. E2 - Officially Special
Jo Pepper
2012 Don't Start - Series 2 Kim
2012 Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Katrina Lyons
2012 The Diary Of A Nobody Carrie
2012 Start/Stop - Pilot Alice
2012 The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff Conceptiva Secret-Past
2012 I, Regress - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Karen House-Water
2011 The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff Conceptiva Secret-Past
2011 Don't Start - Series 1 Kim
2011 Would I Lie To You? - Series 5
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2011 Coma Girl Pip
2011 Psychoville - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Fiona
2011 The Bat Man Colette
2011 Turf Wars Beth
2010 Whites Caroline
2010 Pauline Pepys's Dowry Elizabeth
2010 The Great Outdoors Sophie
2010 The Old Guys - Series 2 Amber
2010 The IT Crowd - Series 4 Jen
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold Physics Teacher
2009 Doc Martin - Series 4 Pauline Lamb
2009 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show - Series 3 Ensemble Actor
2009 The Odd Half Hour - Series 2 Various
2009 The Old Guys - Series 1 Amber
2009 Jonathan Creek - The Grinning Man
  1. The Grinning Man
Nicola
2008 The IT Crowd - Series 3 Jen
2008 Easy Virtue Marion Whittaker
2008 The Brightonomicon
  1. E8 - The Fantastic Adventure Of The Foredown Man
  2. E10 - The Sensational Saga Of The Saltdean Stallion
Kelly-Anne Sirjan
2008 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
2008 The Odd Half Hour - Series 1 Various
2008 Mouth Trap Various
2007 Katy Brand's Big Ass Show - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2007 Doc Martin - Series 3 Pauline Lamb
2007 The IT Crowd - Series 2 Jen
2007 Fear, Stress And Anger Gemma
2007 Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2007 Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2006 The IT Crowd - Series 1 Jen
2005 Doc Martin - Series 2 Pauline Lamb
2005 Extras - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Woman in Queue

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Katherine Parkinson on IMDb

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