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Jo Brand

(1957-), Comedian and writer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Brand was a pioneer of the alternative comedy scene. Having worked as a psychiatric nurse, and with strongly feminist views, she started performing in 1987. By 1993 she had her own series on Channel 4, Jo Brand through the Cakehole that she co-wrote. She has had several solo television series, appeared in others, and has presented shows including Jo Brand's Commercial Breakdown. Jo Brand continues to give live stand-up performances as well as appearing on television and radio. In 2011 she won a Best TV Comedy Actress BAFTA for the satire of the NHS, Getting On.

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Jo Brand, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x87432

Jo Brand

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 1993
NPG x87432

Jo Brand, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x47371

Jo Brand

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, December 1993
NPG x47371

Jo Brand, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x47372

Jo Brand

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, December 1993
NPG x47372

Jo Brand, by Jillian Edelstein - NPG x45349

Jo Brand

by Jillian Edelstein
cibachrome print, 1994
NPG x45349

Jo Brand, by James Eckersley - NPG x133170

Jo Brand

by James Eckersley
bromide print, 2009
NPG x133170

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