PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 21:00, Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Vikings is taking a break on History and Amazon Prime and fans have been revisiting some characters from the past. One of the characters they are interested in finding out more about is Judith, who is played by Jennie Jacques. Here is everything you need to know about Jacques and who her character is in the Vikings series.
Jennie Jacques is an English actress who was first recognised as Annie Miller in Desperate Romantics, the BBC Two drama back in 2009.
She had another BBC role in the woman police constable series WPC 56, playing the lead role of WPC Gina Dawson between 2013 and 2014.
Since 2015 she took on the role of Saxon Queen Judith in Vikings, and in the same year she starred as one of the main characters in ITV's The Delivery Man.
As well as TV series she has also starred in a number of films, including Shank, Cherry Tree Lane, Demons Never Die, and Truth or Dare.
Fans may not know she is a strong supporter of the Epilepsy Society and takes part in all sorts of fundraising challenges.
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Vikings: Judith was a Saxon Queen (Image: Sky)
Vikings: Judith the Saxon Queen (Image: Sky)
In Vikings, Jacques played Judith of Northumbria, the daughter of King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) and the wife of Prince Aethelwulf of Wessex (Moe Dunford).
She entered into an arranged marriage with Aethelwulf but her true love was Athelstan, the monk who had befriended the viking Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).
Both Aethelwulf and Athelstan died in the series and she became the lover of King Ecbert (Linus Roache) who was her father-in-law.
She had two children - Aethelred (Darren Cahill), her son with Aethelwulf, and Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), her son with Athelstan who goes on to become King of Wessex.
Vikings: Judith with her husband and the bishop (Image: Sky)