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Who Is Jemima Kirke? New Headmistress Hope Haddon To Appear In Sex Education Season 3

Who Is Jemima Kirke? New Headmistress Hope Haddon To Appear In Sex Education Season 3

Sex Education welcomes three new characters in season three this Friday, including a new headmistress.

Laura Sanders

Laura Sanders

Sex Education season three is being released this Friday and Otis and the gang will be joined by three new characters.

One of those is Moordale's new headmistress, Hope Haddon, who is played by Jemima Kirke.

Who is Jemima Kirke and what has she been in?

Jemima Kirke is a British actress who is known for her role as Jessa Johansson in HBO's hit 2012 series Girls. Prior to that, Jemima played Charlotte in the 2010 indie film Tiny Furniture - both of which were written and directed by her friend, Lena Dunham.

After Headmaster Groff was booted out in the last series, Hope Haddon aims to restore Moordale - her old High School - to its former glory. But will she succeed with this bunch of misfits?

Describing her character in Sex Education, Jemima said on Instagram:

"For those saying she's got a stick up her ass, lemme tell you, Hope Haddon used to be QUITE the wild child back in her day" - we can't wait to see the cat come out of the bag there
Jemima Kirke in Sex Education
Jemima Kirke in Sex Education

But did you know that Jemima never set out to be an actress? She told Glamour, "it's not something that I set out to do and it is something that I was afraid of at first.

"I was a painter before any of this started and I was very adamant in all my interviews that I'm not an actor. I am an artist," she added.

Where is Jemima Kirke from?

Jemima Kirke was born in London on 26th April 1985, but then she spent most of her childhood in New York.

Jemima is the daughter of drummer, actor and writer Simon Kirke, who's credited for the soundtracks of Almost Famous, 27 Dresses and The Ice Storm. Her mother, Lorraine Kirke owns a vintage boutique store.

Jemima Kirke husband: Is Jemima Kirke still married?

Jemima Kirke married lawyer Michael Mosberg in 2009. They were married for seven years, before divorcing in 2017.

Does Jemima Kirke have kids?

Jemima has two children with Mosberg: a daughter, Rafaella, 11, and son, Memphis, nine.

She told Glamour magazine that she'd let her kids watch Sex Education when they're old enough, and that she hopes it helps them during those tricky teenage years.

Sex Education season three comes to Netflix on Friday 17th September 2021.Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Sex Education, TV and Film