Josie is one of Britain's best loved actresses and comediennes currently rehearsing for EDMOND DE BERGERAC at the Birmingham Rep where she will be playing Sarah Bernhardt before going on to star as Aunt Eller in Chichester Festival Theatre's OKLAHOMA!.
She first became a household name in WHO'S LINE IS IT ANYWAY? for Channel 4, and is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players with whom she still performs.
On stage, she won the Peggy Ashcforft Award for TAMING OF THE SHREW at RSC, starred as Benedick in the all-female MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Globe, and has starred as Anna in THE KING & I at the London Palladium and ACORN ANTIQUES THE MUSICAL with Victoria Wood at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
On screen, she had her own Channel 4 series JOSIE, and was critically acclaimed in OUTSIDE EDGE opposite Timothy Spall and Brenda Blethyn. Some of her other much loved star vehicles have included ENCHANTED APRIL and DOWNWARDLY MOBILE
Recent TV/Film credits include FINDING YOUR FEET alongside Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall and Imelda Staunton, HUMANS (Channel 4) STELLA (SKY), THE GOOD GUIDE TO PARENTING with Peter Davidson, Manda Best in EASTENDERS, and ROBIN HOOD (BBC), THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (ITV) and SKINS opposite Peter Capaldi.
On radio, Josie is a BBC Radio 4 regular, and next appears on JUST A MINUTE. Spring 2017 also sees the release of THE RELUCTANT PERSUADERS for BBC Radio 4. Her title role in MOTHER COURAGE and HER CHILDREN in Southwark Playhouse in one of the most critically acclaimed performances of last year.