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Jane Freeman (I) (1935–2017)


Although Jane Freeman will forever be associated with the redoubtable cafe owner Ivy in Roy Clarke's long-running The Last of the Summer Wine - appearing in 274 episodes over a 37-year run and a 1983 stage version - she was also an actor of considerable resources who remained steadfastly committed to the theatre. If Clarke's BBC hit comedy ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in England, UK

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Known For

Last of the Summer Wine
(1973-2010)
Silas Marner
Silas Marner Mrs. Kimble
(1985)
Ghost in the Water
Ghost in the Water Mrs. Willetts
(1982)
All Day on the Sands
All Day on the Sands Mrs. Cattley
(1979)

Filmography

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 1973-2010 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Ivy
- Look Whose Wheel's Come Off (2010) ... Ivy
- Happy Camping (2010) ... Ivy
- Goodnight Sweet Ferret (2009) ... Ivy
 1985 Silas Marner (TV Movie)
Mrs. Kimble
 1984 Letty (TV Mini-Series)
Florence Jones
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Florence Jones
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Florence Jones
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Mrs. Applebottom
- The Queen of Spain's Beard (1983) ... Mrs. Applebottom
 1983 The Hard Word (TV Series)
Labour candidate
- Life Isn't Like Pictures (1983) ... Labour candidate
 1983 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Megaera
 1982 Ghost in the Water (TV Movie)
Mrs. Willetts
 1982 Scrubbers
Sister
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Aunt Anna
- Marriage (1981) ... Aunt Anna
 1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Allen
- Lindsey (1980) ... Mrs. Allen
 1980 Hannah (TV Series)
Lilla Spencer-Smith
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Lilla Spencer-Smith
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Lilla Spencer-Smith
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Lilla Spencer-Smith
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Lilla Spencer-Smith
 1980 Dark Water (Short)
Manager's Wife
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Lady de Clifford
- Milk and Honey (1979) ... Lady de Clifford
 1979 All Day on the Sands (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cattley
 1978 Touch and Go (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Meighan
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... Mrs. Meighan
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Mrs. Meighan
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Mrs. Meighan
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mrs. Meighan
 1972-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mrs. Scully / Martha Paisley / Housing official / ...
- Scully's New Year's Eve (1978) ... Mrs. Scully
- Through the Night (1975) ... Martha Paisley
- Highway Robbery (1973) ... Housing official
- The Fishing Party (1972) ... Audrey
 1975-1976 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Ethel Cumberpatch / Madge Boyle
- Islands in the Heartline (1976) ... Ethel Cumberpatch
- To Reason Why (1975) ... Madge Boyle
 1975 Trinity Tales (TV Series)
Cashier
- The Fryer's Tale (1975) ... Cashier
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Ivy
- Of Funerals and Fish (1973) ... Ivy
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Emily Burrell
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Nurse
- Marriage (1964) ... Nurse
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She appeared in 274 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine (1973). The only actor to appear in more episodes was Peter Sallis, who appeared in all 295 episodes of the series.

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