Jan Francis


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Jan Francis was born on August 5, 1947 in Westminster, London, England as Janet Stephanie Francis. She is known for her work on Dracula (1979), The Good Companions (1980) and Just Good Friends (1983). She has been married to Thomas Ellice since 1977. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Dracula Mina Van Helsing
(1979)
The Good Companions Susie Dean
(1980-1981)
Just Good Friends Penny Warrender
(1983-1986)
Anne of Green Gables Diana Barry
(1972)

Filmography

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 2018 Next of Kin (TV Mini Series)
Elspeth
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Elspeth
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Elspeth
 2016/I Monochrome
Caroline Hughes
 2016 I Want My Wife Back (TV Series)
Paula
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Paula
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Paula
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Paula
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Paula
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Paula
 2014 Casualty (TV Series)
Ginny Roxburgh-Berrow
- Carrot Not Stick (2014) ... Ginny Roxburgh-Berrow
 2013 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Caroline Moran
- Mortal (2013) ... Caroline Moran
 2010 Reunited (TV Movie)
Anita
 2010 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Sue Hastings
- Episode #1.5565 (2010) ... Sue Hastings
- Episode #1.5564 (2010) ... Sue Hastings
- Episode #1.5563 (2010) ... Sue Hastings
 2009 Collision (TV Mini Series)
Christine Edwards
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Christine Edwards
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Christine Edwards
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Christine Edwards
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Christine Edwards
 2009 U Be Dead (TV Movie)
Irene Pemberton
 2009 Mistresses (TV Series)
Julia
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Julia
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Julia
 2008 The Invisibles (TV Mini Series)
Janet Rigby
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Janet Rigby
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
June Parker
- Powerhouse (2007) ... June Parker
 2007 Rough Diamond (TV Mini Series)
Kate
- Old Gold (2007) ... Kate
 2006 Bad Girls (TV Series)
Catherine Earlham
- Episode #8.10 (2006) ... Catherine Earlham
 2005 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Jean
- Together (2005) ... Jean
 2005 Twisted Tales (TV Series)
Penny Marchant
- Fruitcake of the Living Dead (2005) ... Penny Marchant
 2005 Bloodlines (TV Movie)
Elaine Hopkin
 2005 According to Bex (TV Series)
Sally Atwell
- The Time Warp (2005) ... Sally Atwell
 2004 The Alan Clark Diaries (TV Series)
Barbara Lord
- Leaving Home (2004) ... Barbara Lord
 2002 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Vivienne Keen
- Love Hurts (2002) ... Vivienne Keen
 2002 Micawber (TV Series)
Lady Charlotte
- Micawber and the Aristocracy (2002) ... Lady Charlotte
 2001 My Family (TV Series)
Amanda
- Age of Romance (2001) ... Amanda
 2000 Sunburn (TV Series)
Rachel Dearborn
- Episode #2.5 (2000) ... Rachel Dearborn
 1998 Verdict (TV Series)
Kathryn Lewis
- Be My Valentine (1998) ... Kathryn Lewis
 1997 Spark (TV Series)
Colette
- The Girl at the Bull's Head (1997) ... Colette
- Ursula Sober This Time (1997) ... Colette
- Ursula (1997) ... Colette
- Beth Again (1997) ... Colette
- Beth (1997) ... Colette
 1995 Ghostbusters of East Finchley (TV Series)
Grace
- End Roller (1995) ... Grace
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Grace
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Maggie Perowne
- Treasure Trove (1994) ... Maggie Perowne
- The Spectre at the Feast (1994) ... Maggie Perowne
- After Titian (1994) ... Maggie Perowne
- The Jolly Joker (1994) ... Maggie Perowne
- The Virgin of Vitebsk (1994) ... Maggie Perowne
 1989-1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Sally Hardcastle
- Shingle Beach (1991) ... Sally Hardcastle
- A Roman Empire (1991) ... Sally Hardcastle
- An Unsavoury Business (1991) ... Sally Hardcastle
- Hard Times, Hard Men (1991) ... Sally Hardcastle
- The Food of Love (1991) ... Sally Hardcastle
 1975-1991 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Birthdays (1991) ... Storyteller
- Peter Pan: Part 5 - The Return Home (1983) ... Storyteller
- Peter Pan: Part 4 - Do You Believe? (1983) ... Storyteller
- Peter Pan: Part 3 - The Lagoon (1983) ... Storyteller
- Peter Pan: Part 2 - The Neverland (1983) ... Storyteller
 1983-1986 Just Good Friends (TV Series)
Penny Warrender
- The Wedding (1986) ... Penny Warrender
- Employment Prospects (1986) ... Penny Warrender
- The Witness (1986) ... Penny Warrender
- Juanita (1986) ... Penny Warrender
- Meeting by Chance (1986) ... Penny Warrender
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Sarah Bates
- Life in the Fast Food Lane (1985) ... Sarah Bates
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Eva Bailey
- The Corvini Inheritance (1984) ... Eva Bailey
 1984 Champions
Jo Beswick
 1984 Aladdin and the Forty Thieves (TV Movie)
The Princess Balroubador
 1983 The Plot to Murder Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Hettie Wheeldon
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Leila
- Death Can Add (1982) ... Leila
 1981 Love Story: A Chance to Sit Down (TV Series)
Barbara Livesey
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Barbara Livesey
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Barbara Livesey
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Barbara Livesey
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Barbara Livesey
 1980-1981 The Good Companions (TV Mini Series)
Susie Dean
- Curtain Call (1981) ... Susie Dean
- Salvage Work (1981) ... Susie Dean
- A Wind in the Triangle (1981) ... Susie Dean
- Stumbling Chronicles (1980) ... Susie Dean
- Slippin' Round the Corner (1980) ... Susie Dean
 1979 The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (TV Series)
Kate Ellis
- Horses for Courses (1979) ... Kate Ellis
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Miranda
- Roger of the Raj (1979) ... Miranda
 1979 Dracula
Mina Van Helsing
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Prudence Dunning
- Casting the Runes (1979) ... Prudence Dunning
 1977-1978 Secret Army (TV Series)
Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert / Yvette Colbert
- The Hostage (1978) ... Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert
- Be the First Kid in Your Block to Rule the World (1977) ... Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert
- Suspicions (1977) ... Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert
- Good Friday (1977) ... Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert
- Bait (1977) ... Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Jenny
- Rogue's Gallery (1978) ... Jenny
 1978 Play for Love (TV Series)
Susan
- The Party of the First Part (1978) ... Susan
 1977 Premiere (TV Series)
Christabel
- Give Us a Kiss, Christabel (1977) ... Christabel
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Bella
- William and the Sleeping Major (1977) ... Bella
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Netje Van Der Berg
- A Bad Night (1977) ... Netje Van Der Berg
 1975-1977 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Empress / Zora
- The Golden Samurai (1977) ... Empress
- The Carpet Weaver of Samarkand (1975) ... Zora
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Irene Baker
- A Test of Love (1976) ... Irene Baker
- Plain Sailing (1976) ... Irene Baker
 1976 The Launderette (TV Movie)
Dorothy Baker
 1972-1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Grace Harkaway / Maria / Popham
- London Assurance (1976) ... Grace Harkaway
- Love's Labour's Lost (1975) ... Maria
- The Magistrate (1972) ... Popham
 1976 Play from 'A' (TV Series)
Jen
- Graffiti (1976) ... Jen
 1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Lesley Galbraith
- Blind Jump (1976) ... Lesley Galbraith
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Emily Roland
- Episode #1.87 (1976) ... Emily Roland
- Episode #1.86 (1976) ... Emily Roland
- Episode #1.85 (1976) ... Emily Roland
- Episode #1.84 (1976) ... Emily Roland
- Episode #1.83 (1976) ... Emily Roland
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Judy
- Practical Experience (1976) ... Judy
 1975 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Karen
- Dorothy's Birthday (1975) ... Karen
 1975 Looking for Clancy (TV Series)
Deirdre Clancy
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Deirdre Clancy
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Milly
- The Rough and the Smooth (1975) ... Milly
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Amelia Wrangham
- Mother India (1975) ... Amelia Wrangham
 1975 A Journey to London (TV Movie)
Martilla
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Mini Series)
Captain Jane Ashley
- Laws of Fortune (1975) ... Captain Jane Ashley
 1975 Anne of Avonlea (TV Mini Series)
Diana Barry
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Diana Barry
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Diana Barry
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Diana Barry
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Diana Barry
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Diana Barry
 1974 Rooms (TV Series)
Jan
- Jan and Tony: Part Two (1974) ... Jan
- Jan and Tony: Part 1 (1974) ... Jan
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini Series)
Kschessinska
- The Last Tsar (1974) ... Kschessinska
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Lizzie
- The Lonely Man's Lover (1974) ... Lizzie
 1973 Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (TV Mini Series)
Mabel Dunham
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Mabel Dunham
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Mabel Dunham
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Mabel Dunham
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Mabel Dunham
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Mabel Dunham
 1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Diana
- The Pool (1973) ... Diana
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Gillie Randall
- File It Under Fear (1973) ... Gillie Randall
 1973 Country Matters (TV Series)
Sophie
- The Four Beauties (1973) ... Sophie
 1972 The Long Chase (TV Series)
Susan Fraser
- Episode #1.13 (1972) ... Susan Fraser
- Episode #1.12 (1972) ... Susan Fraser
- Episode #1.11 (1972) ... Susan Fraser
- Episode #1.10 (1972) ... Susan Fraser
- Episode #1.9 (1972) ... Susan Fraser
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Stephanie
- Swiss Cottage (1972) ... Stephanie
 1972 Anne of Green Gables (TV Mini Series)
Diana Barry
- Part 5 (1972) ... Diana Barry
- Part 4 (1972) ... Diana Barry
- Part 3 (1972) ... Diana Barry
- Part 2 (1972) ... Diana Barry
 1971 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Shirley Matthews
- Who Was That Lady? (1971) ... Shirley Matthews
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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Thomas Ellice  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

[2016, on suggestions of a Just Good Friends revival] People ask me and say wouldn't it be lovely but I don't think it would. And of course [writer] John [Sullivan] is not around. It would have to be somebody else and it was his. John's genius and writing for a woman, it was a wonderful experience, I used to meet him for lunch quite regularly. But he was a genius, he knew how to write comedy that... See more »

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Won the TV Times best actress award for Stay Lucky. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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