Josephine "Jo" Kendall, born in Lincolnshire, England, is a British actress.
She appeared as Adelaide Palliser in The Pallisers (1974), as the matron, Miss Biggs, in the film version of Scum (1979), as Annie in the film adaptation of Howards End (1992), directed by James Ivory, and as a publican's wife in another Merchant Ivory film The Remains of the Day in 1993. Among her television roles, she played Mrs. Bardell in The Pickwick Papers (1985), Anne Stanhope in The Six Wives of Henry VIII and had a semi-regular part in Grange Hill in the 1980s as the mother of regular character Roland Browning. In addition, she played the abrasive Miss Elizabeth Wait in the BBC's adaptation of the Vivien Alcock book 'The Cuckoo Sister' (1986).
She also played Peggy Skilbeck in the ITV series Emmerdale Farm and delivered the first ever line of the show.