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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 August 1941London, England, UK
Birth NameJane Meirowsky
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

British actress Jane Merrow studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the onset of her career and became a classical heroine in the 1960s on both stage and TV. Portraying such soulful lasses as "Lorna Doone" and "Jane Eyre" on TV, she mixed in a few Shakespearean ingénues and brought forth a gift for bringing a noticeable fragility and honesty to her roles. A trendy presence on all the swinging spy shows of the time including The Saint (1962), The Prisoner (1967), Secret Agent (1964) and The Avengers (1961), the last for which she was once entertained a leading role. Best known to film-goers for her Golden Globe-nominated role in the classic costume drama The Lion in Winter (1968) as "Alais", the young adoring mistress to "King Henry", Jane moved to America in 1971 and enjoyed a transcontinental career for nearly two decades. Here, she appeared on such stalwart series as Mission: Impossible (1966) and Hart to Hart (1979), among others. She also starred as Vivien Leigh in a one-woman stage tribute that opened in, of course, Atlanta. She divides her time between homes in London and Boise, Idaho.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (1)

Richard Bullen (1970 - ?)

Trivia (3)

Strongly considered to replace Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1961) (1965-1966 and 1966-1967 seasons). The role went to Linda Thorson instead.
Once engaged to actor David Hemmings.
Friends with David Seidler and Julian Fellowes.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Downton Abbey (2010)] The success of his [Julian Fellowes'] show "Downton Abbey" is more than some of the trendies can bear and they are having hard time finding ways to run the show down. Still - it's created loads of publicity, which is great for Julian and the show. They are now resorting to cries of plagiarism against Julian, for stealing plots. For goodness sake, don't they know that Shakespeare stole nearly every one of his plots and made no bones about it. And do we care that Hamlet is based on a well known Nordic legend, no I don't think so, we just love the play for its greatness and its writing. So complainers and detractors of "Downton Abbey" shut up moaning and whining and let us just get on and enjoy it. Many do!!

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