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Jan Holden (I) (1931–2005)

Jan Holden was a stage actress with a reputation for light comedy, who also appeared in several popular television series during the 1950s and 1960s. She was elegant and pretty, with pale blue eyes. She grew up in Cawnpore in India and was educated at a school in the hills near Simla. On the outbreak of the Second World War, she and her mother ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in London, England, UK

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 1989 T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set (TV Series)
The High T-Lady
- The Ceremony (1989) ... The High T-Lady
- The Stone Circle (1989) ... The High T-Lady
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Woman at Party
 1984 Bird of Prey 2 (TV Series)
Mrs. Lucas
- Trapdoor and Spook (1984) ... Mrs. Lucas
- Ducks in a Row (1984) ... Mrs. Lucas
- A State-of-the-Art Way to Die (1984) ... Mrs. Lucas
- Death and Taxes (1984) ... Mrs. Lucas
 1982 Goodbye, Mr. Kent (TV Series)
Genevieve
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Genevieve
 1979-1981 Agony (TV Series)
Diana
- Rings Off Their Fingers (1981) ... Diana
- Lucas v Lucas (1981) ... Diana
- Holy Wars (1981) ... Diana
- Communications Breakdown (1981) ... Diana
- Hospital Romances (1981) ... Diana
 1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mrs. Taylor
- Ladies Man (1980) ... Mrs. Taylor
 1980 Oh Happy Band (TV Series)
Mrs. Draper
- Diplomatic Privilege (1980) ... Mrs. Draper
- Home Cure (1980) ... Mrs. Draper
- A Record to Be Proud of (1980) ... Mrs. Draper
- Let Bygones Be Bygones (1980) ... Mrs. Draper
 1979 Dominique
Ballard's Secretary
 1978 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Lady Customer
- A Bliss Girl (1978) ... Lady Customer
 1975 My Honourable Mrs (TV Series)
Marian Shanklin
- While the Cat's Away (1975) ... Marian Shanklin
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Mary Ryden
- The Black Poplar: Part 3 (1973) ... Dr. Mary Ryden
 1973 And Mother Makes Three (TV Series)
Marian Browning
- The Honeymoon's Over (1973) ... Marian Browning
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Marthe
- A Pig in a Poke (1973) ... Marthe
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Paula Mathison
- On Superior Persons (1971) ... Paula Mathison
 1970 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Josephine Carter
- This Is Your Wife (1970) ... Josephine Carter
 1970 One Brief Summer
Elizabeth
 1969 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Miss Trimmins
- Just the Job (1969) ... Miss Trimmins
 1969 The Dustbinmen (TV Series)
Mrs. Greengables
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Mrs. Greengables
 1969 Horror House
Peggy
 1969 The Best House in London
Lady Dilke
 1969 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Liz Love
- The Loves of Larch Hill (1969) ... Liz Love
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series)
Wife
- The Suit (1969) ... Wife
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Miss. Davies
- Project Zero (1969) ... Miss. Davies
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mrs. Wheeler
- Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... Mrs. Wheeler
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
- Darby Hates Joan (1968)
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Leo Atherton
- The System: The Fleapit (1968) ... Leo Atherton
 1968 Work Is a 4-Letter Word
Mrs. Price
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Vera Burnside
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Sara Knight
- The High Terrace (1967) ... Sara Knight
 1965-1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Cynthia Quillin / Vera
- The Fast Women (1967) ... Cynthia Quillin
- The Persistent Parasites (1965) ... Vera
 1963-1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Ruth Boardman / Paula Madden
- Dial a Deadly Number (1965) ... Ruth Boardman
- The Undertakers (1963) ... Paula Madden
 1962-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Margot Cochrane / Barbara Standish
- A Cry for Help (1965) ... Margot Cochrane
- The Skeleton Wore Boots (1962) ... Barbara Standish
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Ursula Smythe
- Intent to Destroy (1965) ... Ursula Smythe
 1964 Curtain of Fear (TV Series)
Helen Tovey
- The Rassilov Code (1964) ... Helen Tovey
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jennfier Westlake
- A Case of Character (1964) ... Jennfier Westlake
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Joan Laurie
- The Swindler (1963) ... Joan Laurie
 1961-1962 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Harriet Carr
- Episode #2.14 (1962) ... Harriet Carr
- Episode #2.13 (1962) ... Harriet Carr
- Episode #2.9 (1962) ... Harriet Carr
- Episode #2.7 (1962) ... Harriet Carr
- Episode #2.6 (1962) ... Harriet Carr
 1962 The Primitives
Cheta
 1962 Corrigan Blake (TV Series)
Girl
- You Can't Win Them All (1962) ... Girl
 1955-1961 The Vise (TV Series)
Vickie / Helen / Second Maid / ...
- Under Suspicion (1961) ... Vickie
- Scream in the Night (1959) ... Helen
- Full Moon (1959) ... Second Maid
- The Penny Black (1959) ... Rosie
- Diamond Follies (1958) ... Jean Lansing
 1961 International Detective (TV Series)
Helen Madison
- The Madison Case (1961) ... Helen Madison
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Reception (1961)
 1960 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Vivien Charles
- Intent to Defraud (1960) ... Vivien Charles
 1960 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Judy Gardiner
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... Judy Gardiner
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Judy Gardiner
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Judy Gardiner
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Judy Gardiner
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Judy Gardiner
 1960 Escort for Hire
Elizabeth
 1960 Never Let Go
Mrs. Hurst
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay
Mary Lewis
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Jane Grant
- The Chinese Mask (1959) ... Jane Grant
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Caroline Derby
- Episode #1.238 (1959) ... Caroline Derby
- Episode #1.236 (1959) ... Caroline Derby
- Episode #1.235 (1959) ... Caroline Derby
 1959 Top Floor Girl (uncredited)
 1958 Links of Justice
Elsie
 1958 Storm Over Jamaica
Air Hostess (uncredited)
 1958 A Woman Possessed
Mary
 1958 The Whole Truth
Party Guest
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Carla
- Operation Love Bird (1957) ... Carla
 1957 High Flight
Jackie
 1957 Enemy from Space
Young Girl (uncredited)
 1957 Man with a Dog (Short)
Nurse
 1956 Million Dollar Manhunt
Sally Jennings
 1956 Fire Maidens of Outer Space
Fire Maiden
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Marie
- The Devil's Emissary (1956) ... Marie
 1955 No Smoking
Receptionist
 1955 I Am a Camera
Clive's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1955 The Hornet's Nest
Miss Wentworth
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Contessa Madonna
- Four Farewells in Venice (1954) ... Contessa Madonna (as Jeanne Wilkinson)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall's play, "Say Who You Are", at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Ian Carmichael, Patrick Cargill and Dilys Laye in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Holden | Jeanne Wilkinson

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Her stage name, Holden, was her mother's maiden name.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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