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Jane Lapotaire


Jane Lapotaire was born on December 26, 1944 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. She is an actress, known for Blind Justice (1988), Surviving Picasso (1996) and Marie Curie (1977). She was previously married to Roland Joffé. See full bio »
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Known For

Blind Justice
Blind Justice Katherine Hughes
(1988)
Surviving Picasso
Surviving Picasso Olga Picasso
(1996)
Marie Curie
Marie Curie Marie Curie
(1977)
The Young Messiah
The Young Messiah Old Sarah
(2016)

Filmography

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 2016 The Young Messiah
Old Sarah
 2014 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Princess Irina
- A Moorland Holiday (2014) ... Princess Irina
 2013 Lucan (TV Mini-Series)
Susan Maxwell-Scott
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Susan Maxwell-Scott
 2013 Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II (TV Movie)
Duchess of Gloucester
 1996-2009 Casualty (TV Series)
Maureen / Eileen Jarvis
- Better Drowned (2009) ... Maureen
- Crush (2009) ... Maureen
- We Shall Overcome (1996) ... Eileen Jarvis
 2009 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Tess
- Ghost Train: Part 1 (2009) ... Tess
 2006 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Gepetto
- Resurrection (2006) ... Gepetto
 2006 Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes (TV Movie)
Ernestine Carter
 2005 Can't Stop Breathing (Short)
Daisy
 2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Fiona Deakin-Jones
- Word of God (2005) ... Fiona Deakin-Jones
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Milborough
- Part 1 (2004) ... Lady Milborough
 2004 Bella and the Boys (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rogers
 2001 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Mary Mohan
- Who Killed Cock Robin? (2001) ... Mary Mohan
 2000 There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
Alice Brewer
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series)
Miriam
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Miriam
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Miriam
 1997 Where the World Begins (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1997 Shooting Fish
Dylan's Headmistress
 1997 Ain't Misbehavin' (TV Mini-Series)
Clara Van Trapp
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Clara Van Trapp
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Clara Van Trapp
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Clara Van Trapp
 1997 McCallum (TV Series)
Miriam Konrad
- Sacrifice (1997) ... Miriam Konrad
 1996 Giving Tongue (TV Movie)
Hilda Jacob
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
Sarah
- Abraham (1996) ... Sarah (voice)
 1996 Surviving Picasso
Olga Picasso
 1996 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Anouk Khoori
- Simisola: Part Three (1996) ... Anouk Khoori
- Simisola: Part Two (1996) ... Anouk Khoori
- Simisola: Part One (1996) ... Anouk Khoori
 1995 Johnny and the Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Sylvia Liberty / Ms Liberty
- Part 4 (1995) ... Mrs. Sylvia Liberty / Ms Liberty
- Part 3 (1995) ... Mrs. Sylvia Liberty / Ms Liberty
- Part 2 (1995) ... Mrs. Sylvia Liberty / Ms Liberty
- Part 1 (1995) ... Mrs. Sylvia Liberty / Ms Liberty
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Elspeth Cost
- Dead Water (1994) ... Elspeth Cost
 1992-1993 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Diane Warburg
- Love for Sale (1993) ... Diane Warburg
- For a Few Dollars More (1993) ... Diane Warburg
- Just a Bit of Business (1993) ... Diane Warburg
- If the Cap Fits (1993) ... Diane Warburg
- Face the Music (1993) ... Diane Warburg
 1992 The Big Battalions (TV Mini-Series)
Martha Hoyland
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Martha Hoyland
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Martha Hoyland
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Martha Hoyland
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Martha Hoyland
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Martha Hoyland
 1990 Chillers (TV Series)
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Helen
- Circles of Deceit (1990) ... Helen
 1989 Murder by Moonlight (TV Movie)
Louise Mackey
 1989 Uncle Silas (TV Mini-Series)
Madame de la Rougierre
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Madame de la Rougierre
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Madame de la Rougierre
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Madame de la Rougierre
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Katherine Hughes
- Permanent Blue (1988) ... Katherine Hughes
- A Death in the Family (1988) ... Katherine Hughes
- White Man Listen (1988) ... Katherine Hughes
- Crime and Punishment (1988) ... Katherine Hughes
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Aline Solness
- The Master Builder (1988) ... Aline Solness
 1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (TV Mini-Series)
Letizia Bonaparte
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Letizia Bonaparte
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Letizia Bonaparte
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Letizia Bonaparte
 1986 Seal Morning (TV Series)
Miriam Spencer
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Miriam Spencer
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Miriam Spencer
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Miriam Spencer
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Miriam Spencer
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Miriam Spencer
 1986 Lady Jane
Princess Mary
 1984 Piaf (TV Movie)
Edith Piaf
 1984 The Testament of John (TV Movie)
Claire
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
Irene Neumann
 1983 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Lady Macbeth
 1983 Eureka
Helen McCann
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Evangeline
 1982 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (TV Movie)
Elisabeth Moulton-Barrett
 1981 Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Cleopatra
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Olympias
- Lord of Asia (1981) ... Olympias
- The Last March (1981) ... Olympias
- The Young Conqueror (1981) ... Olympias
- The Young Lion (1981) ... Olympias
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
- The Flowers Are Silent (1978) ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
- In Sun's Eclipse (1978) ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Bolt from the Blue (1978) ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
- When Cage-Birds Sing (1978) ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Lion of Christendom (1978) ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
 1978 Wings (TV Series)
Anne Boissier
- Another Country (1978) ... Anne Boissier
 1977 Marie Curie (TV Mini-Series)
Marie Curie
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Marie Curie
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Marie Curie
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Marie Curie
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Marie Curie
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Marie Curie
 1977 Sea Tales: The Return (TV Mini-Series)
Bridget Ritsin
 1972-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Magdalena / Kim / Alice Stocker
- The House of Bernarda Alba (1976) ... Magdalena
- The Other Woman (1976) ... Kim
- Stocker's Copper (1972) ... Alice Stocker
 1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Miss Prescott
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Dowager Empress Dagmar / Dowager Empress Dagmar of Russia / Empress Dagmar / ...
- Good Old Teddy! (1975) ... Dowager Empress Dagmar of Russia
- The Peacemaker (1975) ... Dowager Empress Dagmar
- The Years of Waiting (1975) ... Dowager Empress Dagmar
- The Royal Quadrille (1975) ... Empress Dagmar
- Dearest Prince (1975) ... Princess Dagmar
 1975 The Place of Peace (TV Movie)
 1973 Oranges & Lemons (TV Series)
Anne Sewell
- Brotherly Love (1973) ... Anne Sewell
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Juliet Tomlin
- Robin and His Juliet: Part 3 (1973) ... Juliet Tomlin
- Robin and His Juliet: Part 2 (1973) ... Juliet Tomlin
- Robin and his Juliet: Part 1 (1973) ... Juliet Tomlin
 1973 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Elly
- Rich Man, Poor Man (1973) ... Elly
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Orianda
- The Black Dog (1973) ... Orianda
 1972 The Asphyx
Christina Cunningham
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Hoatson
- E. Nesbit (1972) ... Alice Hoatson
 1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Jean
- On Call (1972) ... Jean
 1972 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series)
Miss Alice Heydinger
- Part 4 (1972) ... Miss Alice Heydinger
- Part 3 (1972) ... Miss Alice Heydinger
- Part 2 (1972) ... Miss Alice Heydinger
 1972 The Sextet (TV Series)
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Kristina
- The Contract (1972) ... Kristina
 1972 Antony and Cleopatra
Charmian
 1972 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Jennie Hopkins
- It Never Rains, Part 2 (1972) ... Jennie Hopkins
- It Never Rains, Part 1 (1972) ... Jennie Hopkins
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Emily Shaw
- The Case of Laker, Absconded (1971) ... Emily Shaw
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
French Maid
- Buried in the Cold Cold Ground (1971) ... French Maid
 1970 Crescendo
Lillianne
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Annie Harrison
- The Naval Treaty (1968) ... Annie Harrison
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She acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Ghosts," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale and John Carlisle in the cast. Katie Mitchell was director. See more »

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She has written several acclaimed autobiographical books, including one dealing with the aftermath of a severe stroke. See more »

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