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Jean has just completed writing a dramatised piece based on the love letters between the renowned literary giant George Bernard Shaw and the much adored Shakespearian actress Dame Ellen Terry.  


My Dear Miss Terry was previewed in March at the Alexendra Theatre Bognor Regis and opened at the Brighton Rialto to enthusiastic audiences.

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In 2014 she appeared in Freedom Studios' Home Sweet Home as Barbra, initially in March/April in Bradford and then on tour during September into October.

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Jean is a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and has many theatrecredits to her name including two seasons at the Chichester Festival Theatre and a season at Royal National Theatre where she played Ada Figgins in HOBSON'S CHOICE .

Other theatre highlights include:

  • Fiona HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Sheringham & Bolton Octagon

  • Sheila RELATIVELY SPEAKING Sheringham Little Theatre

  • 2 Hander INTIMATE EXCHANGES Swanage

  • Anna TIME AND TIME AGAIN Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

  • Fay Hubbard A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL York Theatre Royal

  • Lorraine STAR QUALITY Sheringham, Little Theatre

  • Evelyn THE KINGFISHER Sheringham, Little Theatre

  • Barbara Love WHO KILLED SANTA CLAUS Mill, Sonning

  • Lady Markby AN IDEAL HUSBAND Middle Ground Nat. Tour

  • Elsa THE SOUND OF MUSIC Theatre Royal, Lincoln

  • Jacqui NIGHTMARE Michael Rose National tour

  • Jean Louise TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD York Theatre Royal



Jean has also enjoyed playing a variety of roles in Pantomime around the UK.

Jean has appeared on television in many roles but will be most remembered for her ten and a half years appearing as Dolly Skilbeck in Emmerdale. Other credits include:

  • Last of the Summer Wine - BBC

  • 999 - BBC

  • Law & Disorder - Thames

  • Cryer's Crackers - YTV

  • Edit Five - YTV

  • Crossroads - ATV

  • George and Mildred - Thames

  • Here's Harry - Thames

  • General Hospital - ATV

  • Callan - Thames


She has also appeared in two major motion pictures :

  • CNN reporter in THE PEACEMAKER, Director Mimi Leder

  • Madeleine Rutherford in THE LAZARUS CHILD, Director Graham Theakston


Jean is represented by:


29 Trenholme Road
SE20 8PP 


Tel: 020 8778 6861 

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