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Overview (3)

Born in Chatham, Kent, England, UK
Birth NameJanet Michelle Ellis
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Janet Ellis was born on September 16, 1955 in Chatham, Kent, England as Janet Michelle Ellis. She is known for her work on Doctor Who (1963), Hotel Babylon (2006) and Absolon (2003). She is married to John Leach. They have two children. She was previously married to Robin Bextor.

Spouse (2)

John Leach (? - present) (2 children)
Robin Bextor (? - 1986) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Mother of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who was the lead singer in British music band 'theaudience' and is now a solo artist.
Although she damaged her pelvis in training, she returned and broke the women's European free fall record. Another Blue Peter parachute record.
Mother of Jackson Leach.
Mother-in-law of The Feeling bassist Richard Jones.
Working in the 3D animation production in Toronto, Canada [November 2004]
Is now an occasional panellist on Channel Five's topical discussion show The Wright Stuff [October 2002]
Her father was Mike Ellis, a BBC visual effects designer whose work included building and operating the L1 robot in Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Two (1986).
She is openly a supporter of the Labour Party.
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to charities and Theatre in London, England.

Personal Quotes (2)

[during a newspaper review including the headline "Paedo Probe on the Rocks" in The Sun] I love The Sun, the way that they attack headlines.
[on her fondness for the gutter press and sensationalist headlines] Normally I like the way The Sun attacks the news with gusto.

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