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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 »


(age 74) in London, England, UK

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Agony Diana
Casanova '73
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The Avengers
The Avengers Paula / Ruth Boardman
The Vise
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 1989 T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set (TV Series)
High T. Lady
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Woman at Party
 1984 Bird of Prey 2 (TV Series)
Mrs. Lucas
 1982 Goodbye, Mr. Kent (TV Series)
 1979-1981 Agony (TV Series)
 1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mrs. Taylor
 1980 Oh Happy Band (TV Series)
Mrs. Draper
 1979 Dominique
Ballard's Secretary
 1978 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Lady Customer
 1975 My Honourable Mrs (TV Series)
Marian Shanklin
 1973 Casanova '73 (TV Series)
Carol Newhouse
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Mary Ryden
 1973 And Mother Makes Three (TV Series)
Marian Browning
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Paula Mathison
 1971 One Brief Summer
 1970 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Josephine Carter
 1969 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Miss Trimmins
 1969 The Dustbinmen (TV Series)
Mrs. Greengables
 1969 Horror House
 1969 The Best House in London
Lady Dilke
 1969 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Liz Love
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series)
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Miss. Davies
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mrs. Wheeler
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
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
 1965-1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Cynthia Quillin / Vera
 1963-1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Ruth Boardman / Paula
 1962-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Margot Cochrane / Barbara Standish
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Ursula Smythe
 1964 Curtain of Fear (TV Series)
Helen Tovey
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jennfier Westlake
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Joan Laurie
 1961-1962 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Harriet Carr
 1962 The Primitives
 1962 Corrigan Blake (TV Series)
The Girl
 1955-1961 The Vise (TV Series)
Vickie / Helen / Second Maid / ...
 1961 International Detective (TV Series)
Helen Madison
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Janet Spicer
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1960 Escort for Hire
 1960 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Vivien Charles
 1960 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Judy Gardiner
 1960 Never Let Go
Mrs. Hurst
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay
Mary Lewis
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Jane Grant
 1959 Top Floor Girl (uncredited)
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Caroline Derby
 1958 Links of Justice
 1958 Storm Over Jamaica
Air Hostess (uncredited)
 1958 A Woman Possessed
 1958 The Whole Truth
Party Guest
 1957 Man with a Dog (Short)
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
 1957 High Flight
 1957 Enemy from Space
Young Girl (uncredited)
 1956 Million Dollar Manhunt
Sally Jennings
 1956 Fire Maidens of Outer Space
Fire Maiden
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
 1955 No Smoking
 1955 I Am a Camera
Clive's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1955 The Hornet's Nest
Miss Wentworth
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Contessa Madonna

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Other Works:

She acted in Bernard Slade's play, "Romantic Comedy", at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Tom Conti and Pauline Collins in the cast. Michael Attenborough was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Holden | Jeanne Wilkinson


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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

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