Her recent film credits include The Voyage of Dr Dolittle (Universal), How to Build A Girl (Film4), Pin Cushion (BFI), How To Talk To Girls at Parties with Elle Fanning & Nicole Kidman (See Saw Films), Bridget Jones’ Baby based on Helen Fielding’s 2006 columns (Universal), the film fills in the gap between the last film and her subsequent book ‘Mad About the Boy.’ Other film credits include Joanna’s hugely celebrated performance as Charles Dicken’s wife in Ralph Fiennes directed The Invisible Woman (BBC Films), Get Santa (Scott Free), The Testament of Youth (BBC Films), In The Loop (BBC Films), Bad Education The Movie (Cave Bear Prod), The Other Boleyn Girl, Stardust, Notes on a Scandal and The Girl With A Pearl Earring and Kinky Boots.
Her TV credits include McDonalds and Dodds (ITV), The Accident (CH4), Dracula (BBC), the critically acclaimed Requiem for BBC, Crazy Diamond by Philip K Dick (CH4), The Woman in White (BBC), Mapp & Lucia (BBC), Rev (BBC), Getting On (BBC), The Thick of It (BBC), Fungus the Bogeyman (SKY). Joanna wowed audiences in Channel 4’s hit show No Offence playing the lead detective Viv Deering which went on to have three series. Other recent TV shows include Hold the Sunset (BBC) and The Turning written by Julia Davis. Joanna has been BAFTA nominated for Best Female Performance for her role in Getting On and twice nominated for her screenwriting on the show, which she co-wrote. The comedy series was adapted for an American audience with HBO, with Joanna onboard as an executive producer and she was a guest star in the American version reprising her role as ‘Denise Flixter’. Joanna also co-wrote and starred in the hilarious comedy drama Puppy Love (BBC) with Vicki Pepperdine.
On stage, Joanna has worked with Thea Sharrock in her production of Cloud 9 at the Almeida Theatre and Top Girls, with Rufus Norris in Vernon God Little at The Young Vic and featured in Polly Teale’s Madame Bovery.
Joanna has recently finished filming the lead in a feature film After Love and can be seen in McDonald and Dodds on ITV. She also has a production company with Vicki Pepperdine called George & George Co and is responsible for the Sex_Lives project on Instagram.