Jane Horrocks Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 January 1964Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameBarbara Jane Horrocks
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jane Horrocks was born January 18, 1964 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, UK, she is the youngest of three children born to Barbara and John Horrocks. She attended Balladen County Primary School before she enrolled at Oldham College, and later, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among her classmates were Imogen Stubbs and Ralph Fiennes. Jane received great reviews for her performance in Life Is Sweet (1990), followed by her award-winning performance in "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice", a play directed by Jim Cartwright who had written the play in awe of Jane's singing impressions of Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Ethel Merman. The play was adapted into a film in which Jane reprised her role as Little Voice (1998). For her performance in the film, she was nominated a BAFTA Film Award, BSFC Award, British Independent Film Award, CFCA Award, Golden Globe, Golden Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and SEFCA Award.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Trade Mark (1)

Very strong Lancashire accent

Trivia (11)

She went to the "Royal Academy of Dramatic Art" and joined the "Royal Shakespeare Company".
The play 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' was written especially for her.
She lives with writer, Nick Vivian and they have a son, Dylan Vivian (born April 28, 1997) and a daughter, Molly Vivian (born March 21, 1999).
An Associate Member of RADA.
She sang "Things" with British pop star Robbie Williams for Williams swing album "Swing When You're Winning".
Says she dislikes Shakespeare, and she thinks giving awards to actors is ridiculous.
Appearing in the new "Quandary Phase" episodes of "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" BBC4 radio series, adapted from book 4 of the late Douglas Adams' "Hitch Hiker's Trilogy", "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish". [May 2005]
(1998 - present) Fronting British TV advertising campaign for Tesco as a long-suffering daughter alongside fussy mother played by actress Prunella Scales.
Began recording as the voice of Fenchurch in the new "Quandary Phase" episodes of "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" BBC4 radio series (adapted from book 4 of the "trilogy", "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish"). [January 2005]
Was the subject of an episode in the BBC Family History Series, Who Do You Think You Are? (2004), broadcast on BBC2, 8 February 2006. [February 2006]
Playing the title role in "Annie get your Gun" at the Young Vic theatre in London [November 2009]

Personal Quotes (2)

If you're still acting when you're old, there's something wrong with you.
[on her 2 year break]: It made me realise that housewives are interesting to be with too.

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