Jenny Runacre

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Jenny Runacre was born on August 18, 1946 in Capetown, South Africa, one of four girls in the family. The family moved to London when she was five, where Runacre developed an early love of movies, spending much time watching them in the local cinemas. She attended The Actor's Workshop in Notting Hill Gate, training in the Stanislavski System (also... See full bio »

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The Witches Elsie
The Lady Vanishes Mrs. Todhunter
The Passenger Rachel
The Final Programme Miss Brunner


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 2020 The Burning Baby
 2018 Emily's Hands (Short)
LIta Murray
 2018 Fear is the Mind Killer (Short)
Dr. Raef
 2018 The Image
Moon / Dance School Impresario / Banquet Guest
 2016 Perfect Piece
Mrs. Di Grazia
 2016 Curing Albrecht (Short)
 2015 Camberwell Beauty
 2015 Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie
Miss Haversham
 2013/II Stray (Short)
Ms Fluff
 2010 The Springheel Saga (TV Series)
Countess De Sadesky (2015-2016)
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Mrs. Havermeyer
 2008 The Edge of Love
Woman in Yellow Dress
 1995 Restoration
Painter Lady
 1990 The Witches
 1990 Taggart (TV Series)
Countess von Aschenberg
- Love Knot (1990) ... Countess von Aschenberg
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
Zoe Matthews
- Running Time (1986) ... Zoe Matthews
 1986 Lovejoy (TV Series)
- The Real Thing (1986) ... Sandra
 1985 Shadey
Shop assistant
 1985 The Optimist (TV Series)
- The Double (1985)
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Only Children (1984) ... Peach
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Brenda Champion
- Julia (1981) ... Brenda Champion
- The Bleak Light of Day (1981) ... Brenda Champion
 1980 Hussy
 1979 The Lady Vanishes
Mrs. Todhunter
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
- The Bigger They Are (1978) ... Sharon
 1978 The Island (TV Short)
Mrs. Santander
 1978 Jubilee
Bod / Queen Elizabeth I
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies
Mrs. Santander (segment "The Island")
 1977 The Duellists
Mme. de Lionne
 1977 Spectre (TV Movie)
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
- The Black Knight (1977) ... Nemesis
 1977 Joseph Andrews
The Gypsy
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Irene Brandon
- The Tale of the Big Why (1976) ... Irene Brandon
 1975 The Passenger
 1975 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Movie)
 1973 The Final Programme
Miss Brunner
 1973 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
- Buttons (1973) ... Dandini
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
 1973 Son of Dracula
Woman in Black
 1973 The Creeping Flesh
Emmanuel's Wife
 1972 The Canterbury Tales
 1972 Dyn Amo
1st Girl
 1970 Husbands
Mary Tynan
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[on Delphine Seyrig] I became quite good friends with Delphine as she and I shared a dressing room. She was an ardent feminist and she asked me to go with her to visit the Refuge Centre in Chiswick that Erin Pizzey had set up for victims of domestic violence - Delphine wanted to set up a similar centre in Paris.I remember the visit being a sombre experience. Someone had also given me a copy of ... See more »

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