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Acting career

Here you will find the most complete list of Jane's acting roles that I've managed to do. They are posted in a chronologically way and you'll find the information posted in the following way: 
Year Title, type of production (stage, film, TV series – episode number and title) and role. Company & Venue (if stage work). Notes (awards and other important credits).
You'll be able to get more details of Jane's role/production by clicking it. The links open in a new window. 



  • 1952 Mandy (film), Nina. Acting debut.
  • 1954 Adventure in the Hopfields (film), McBain child. Uncredited.
  • 1954 Third Party Risk (film), Girl. Uncredited.
  • 1955 Dance Little Lady (film), 1st Girl. Uncredited.
  • 1955 The Quatermass Xperiment (film), Little Girl. Uncredited.  
  • 1956 – Robin Hood (TV series –1x28. 'Children of the Greenwood), Alice A'Bland.
  • 1956  Charley Moon (film), Benesta.
  • 1957 The Buccaneers (TV series –1x32. 'Flip and Jenny'), Jenny Purdy.
  • 1957 – The Buccaneers (TV series –1x34. 'Mistress Higgins' Treasure'). Girl.
  • 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV series –1x32. 'The Marionettes'), Tristina.
  • 1957 – Robin Hood (TV series –3x13. 'The Christmas Goose'), Susan.
  • 1958  Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (voice), Alice. Argo records.
  • 1958 Robin Hood (TV series –3x31. 'The Minstrel'), Alice.
  • 1958 – Castle dangerous (TV film), Jennie.
  • 1958 – Queen's Champion (TV mini-series –1x5. 'The Trap' & 'The Eve of the Armada'), Mary Brandon.
  • 1959 – Housemaster (stage), "Button" Faringdon. Frinton Summer Theatre, Frinton, U.K. Stage Debut. 
  • 1959  Through the Looking Glass (stage), Alice. Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K.
  • 1960 The Four Just Men (TV series –1x20. 'The Man on the Road'), Yvonne.
  • 1960 Will You Walk a Little Faster (stage), Muriel Webster. Duke of York's Theatre, 1960. West End/London debut.
  • 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV series –6x28. 'The Summer's Pride'),
  • 1961 The Greengage Summer (film), Hester.
  • 1961 Probation Officer (TV series –3x1.), Patsy.
  • 1961 – ITV Play of the Week (TV series –7x7. 'A House of Strangers'), Lucy.
  • 1961 – Home tonight (TV series –1x36 to 1x40), Kathy.
  • 1961 Peter Pan (stage), Wendy. Scala Theatre, London.
  • 1962 Disney's The Prince and the Pauper (TV Series), Lady Jane Grey.
  • 1962 Level Crossing (stage), Dinah. Theatre Royal, Windsor, U.K.
  • 1962 Out of this World (TV series –1x4. 'Cold Equations'), Lee Cross.
  • 1962 – Dixon of Dock Green (TV series –9x15. 'The High Price of Freedom'), Joan Lane.
  • 1962 – Romeo & Juliet (TV), Juliet Capulet.
  • 1962 – Dr.Finlay's Casebook (TV series 1x12. 'Behind Closed Doors'), Mattie Lennox.
  • 1962 Cinderella (pantomime), Cinderella. New Theatre, Bromley, U.K.
  • 1963 The Saint (TV series –2x22. 'The Invisible Millionaire'), Ellen Chase.
  • 1963 Girl in the Headlines (film), Lindy Birkett.
  • 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV series –1x13. 'The Four-Legged Stowaway'), Helen.
  • 1963 – 24-Hour Call (TV series –1x21. 'Love for Caroline'), Caroline Bullivant.
  • 1963 – ITV Play of the Week (TV series –9x11. 'London Wall'), Miss Milligan.
  • 1964 – The Saint (TV series –2x17. 'The Noble Sportsman'), Rose Yeatley.
  • 1964 – Love Story (TV series –2x25. 'The Rainbow Man'), Lucy.
  • 1964 The Masque of the Red Death (film), Francesca. Jane's first film to be released in the U.S.A.
  • 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV series –9x45. 'A Spanner in the Grass Roots'), Poppy Starter.
  • 1964 – The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV series –1x15. 'Watches of the Night'), Cynthia.
  • 1964 – The Brothers Karamazov (TV), Lise Khokhlakov.
  • 1965 The Mill on the Floss (TV series), Maggie Tulliver.
  • 1965 Pygmalion (stage), Eliza Doolittle. Palace Theatre, Watford, U.K.
  • 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV series –1x11. 'Dream of the Summer Night'), Lynda Lampard.
  • 1965 Cleo (stage), Cleo. Bristol Old Vic Company. Little Theatre, Bristol. Bristol Old Vic Company Debut.
  • 1965 Great Expectations (stage), Estella. Bristol Old Vic Company. Theatre Royal, Bristol. 
  • 1965 The Happiest Days of Your Life (stage), Unknown. Bristol Old Vic Company.  
  • 1965 Sixty Thousand Nights (stage). Young Ellen Terry. Bristol Old Vic Company.
  • 1966 Alfie (film). Annie.
  • 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV series –11x51. 'You'll Know Me by the Stars in My Eyes'), Susan Temple.
  • 1966The Trojan Women (stage), Cassandra. Edinburgh Festival, Pop Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1966 The Winter's Tale (stage), Perdita. Edinburgh Festival, Pop Theatre, then Cambridge Theatre, London. Filmed and released as a film by Warner Bros.
  • 1966-67 Hamlet (stage), Unknown; Romeo and Juliet (stage), Juliet Capulet and Measure for Measure (stage), Julietta. Bristol Old Vic Company, Bristol, U.K.
  • 1967 Hamlet (stage), Unknown; Measure for Measure (stage), Julietta and Romeo and Juliet (stage), Juliet Capulet. City Center Theatre, New York City, U.S.A. Bristol Old Vic Company. Broadway debut.
  • 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV series –13x11. 'The Man Who Understood Women'), Jennifer Simpson.
  • 1968 – Half Hour Story (TV series –2x3. 'The Casting Session'), Elaine Porter.
  • 1968 Tempo (TV series –'The Actor and the Role: Michael Hordern'), Miranda.
  • 1968 Summer (stage), Lorette. Fortune Theatre, London.
  • 1968 Look Back in Anger (stage), Alison. Royal Court Theatre, then Criterion Theatre, both London.
  • 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV series 1x2. 'Somewhere in a Crowd'), Marielle.
  • 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV series –1x4. 'Wicked Women: Anne Maria Moody'), Anne Maria Moody.
  • 1970 The Philanthropist (stage), Celia. Royal Court Theatre, then May Fair Theatre, London.
  • 1970 The Buttercup Chain (film). Margaret.
  • 1970 Deep End (film). susan. Nominated BAFTA Film Award – Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1971 The Philanthropist (stage), Celia. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City.
  • 1972 Henry VIII & His Six Wives (film), Jane Seymour.
  • 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV series –4x30. 'Sharing the Honours'), Martha Washbrrok.
  • 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV series –8x2. 'Hedda Gabler'), Thea Elvsted.
  • 1972 The Stone Tape (TV film), Jill Greeley.
  • 1973 The Adventurer (TV series –1x16. 'To the Lowest Bidder'), Sarah Cookson.
  • 1973 Fifty (stage), Unknown. Oxford Playhouse.
  • 1973 Wessex Tales (TV series –1x2. 'Fellow Townsmen'), Lucy Saville.
  • 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV series –9x3. 'The Recruiting Officer'), Melinda.
  • 1974 Jackanory (TV series –'Tales from the Russian Mountains'), reader.
  • 1975 Old Flames (stage), Sally. Bristol Old Vic. New Vic Studio, Bristol, U.K. World premiere.
  • 1976 Treats (stage), Ann. Royal Court Theatre, then May Fair Theatre. National Theatre Company Debut.
  • 1976 2nd House (TV series –'Wife for Life?'), Bertha.
  • 1976 Careless Love (short), Lucy.
  • 1977 Strawberry Fields (stage), Charlotte. National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, London.
  • 1977 To Those Born Later (stage), Performer. National Theatre Company, Cottlesloe Theatre, London.
  • 1977 Ophelia, Ophelia (stage). Oxford Playhouse. Major Tour, U.K. cities 1977.
  • 1977 The Goodies (TV series –7x4. 'Rock Goodies'), Caroline Kook.
  • 1978 Hazell (TV series –1x1. 'Hazell Plays Solomon'), Georgina Gunning.
  • 1978 Hawkmoor (TV series –all 5 episodes), Lady Johanne Williams.
  • 1978 Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Dr. Scott (stage). Bristol Old Vic. Mermaid Theatre, then Savoy Theatre, both London.
  • 1978 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV series –1x2. 'Rumpole and the Alternative Society'), Kathy.
  • 1978 Peter Pan, Peter Pan (stage). Shaftesbury Theatre, London.
  • 1980 Before the Party (stage), Laura Wittingham. Bristol Old Vic. Apollo Theatre London; then Queen's Theatre London, 1981. Producer.
  • 1981 Jackanory (TV series –'The Railway Children'), reader.
  • 1982 – Brideshead Revisited (TV mini-series –1x8. 'Brideshead Deserted', 1x9. 'Orphans of the Storm'), Celia Ryder.
  • 1982 – Love is Old, Love is New (TV series –all 4 episodes), Katha.
  • 1982 East Lynne (TV film), Emma Vane.
  • 1983 Runners (film), Helen.
  • 1984  A Voyage Round My Father (TV film), Elisabeth. Nominated BAFTA TV Awards – Best Actress.
  • 1984 Success is the Best Revenge (film), Bank Manager.
  • 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV series –7x6. 'The Last of the Midnight Gardeners'), Jane.
  • 1985 The Mistress (TV series –6 episodes), Helen.
  • 1985 Dreamchild (Film), Mrs. Liddell.
  • 1985 Time for Murder (TV series –1x4. 'Bright Smiler'), Sonia.
  • 1986 Blithe Spirit (stage), Ruth. Vaudeville Theatre, London.
  • 1987 Semi-Monde (stage), Unknown. Bristol Old Vic. The Royalty Theatre, London.
  • 1988 Paris By Night (film), Pauline.
  • 1988 Henceforward (stage), Corinna. Bristol Old Vic. Vaudeville Theatre, London.
  • 1988 Wish Me Luck (TV series –1st. season), Faith Ashley.
  • 1989 Wish Me Luck (TV series 2nd. season), Faith Ashley.
  • 1990 Wish Me Luck (TV series 3rd. season), Faith Ashley.
  • 1990 The School for Scandal (stage), Lady Sneerwell. Bristol Old Vic & National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London.
  • 1990 – Joy to the World (TV special), Queen Victoria.
  • 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV series –1x7. 'Still Life'), Laura Jesson.
  • 1991 Murder most Horrid (TV series –1x2. 'The Girl from Ipanema'), Lydia Howling.
  • 1992 Making it Better (stage), Diana Harrington. Bristol Old Vic. Hampstead Theatre, then Criterion Theatre, London.
  • 1993 Closing Numbers (film), Anna.
  • 1995 The Choir (mini-series –1x3, 1x4, 1x5), Felicity Troy.
  • 1998 Things We Do for Love (stage), Barbara. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford U.K., then Guielgud Theatre, London.
  • 2000 House (stage), Trish Platt. National Theatre Company, Lyttelton Theatre, London.
  • 2000 What the Butler Saw (stage), Mrs. Prentice. Bristol Old Vic. Theatre Royal, Bath U.K. 
  • 2002 Doctors (TV series –4x44. 'Nobody's Child'), Charlotte Matlock.
  • 2003 Crossroads (TV series –3rd season, 18 episodes), Angel Samson.
  • 2004 Miss Marple (TV series –1x2. 'The Murder at the Vicarage'), Mrs. Lester.   
  • 2004 Festen (stage), Else. Lyric Theatre, London.
  • 2005 New Tricks (TV series –2x8. '17 Years of Nothing'), Lady Deeley.
  • 2005 The World's Biggest Diamond (stage), Mrs. Thomas. Royal Court, London.
  • 2006 A For Andromeda (TV Film), Professor Madeleine Dawnay.
  • 2006 Tirant Lo Blanc (Film), The Empress.
  • 2007 Holby City (TV series –9th season, 8 episodes), Lady Byrne.
  • 2007 Death At A Funeral (Film), Sandra. Nominated AARP Movies for Grownup Awards – Best Supporting Actress.
  • 2007 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV series –1x7. 'Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?: part 1' & 1x8. 'Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?: part 2'), Andrea Yates.
  • 2008 Holby City (TV series –10th season, 12 episodes), Lady Byrne.
  • 2008 The Palace (TV series –all 8 episodes), Queen Charlotte.
  • 2009 The Old Guys (TV series –1st season.), Sally.
  • 2009 – Holby City (TV series –11x34. 'Proceed with Caution'), Lady Byrne.
  • 2009 Bedroom Farce (stage), Delia. Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames U.K.
  • 2009 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (pantomime), Wicked Queen. Richmond Theatre U.K.
  • 2010 – The Old Guys (TV series –2nd season.), Sally.
  • 2010 Poirot (TV series –12.1. 'Three Act Tragedy'), Lady Mary.
  • 2010 – Holby City (TV series –12x50. 'Get Busy Living' & 13x11. 'Snow Queens'), Lady Byrne.
  • 2011 The Reluctant Debutante (stage), Sheila Broadbent. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford U.K.
  • 2011 The Importance of Being Earnest (stage), Lady Bracknell; Farewell to the Theatre (stage), Margaret. Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames U.K. Farewell to the Theatre World premiere.
  • 2011 Waterloo Road (TV series –7x18.), Margaret Harker.
  • 2012 – Them for that Thing (TV mini-series –all 2 episodes),
  • 2012 Charley's Aunt (stage), Donna Lucia. Menier Chocolate Factory, London.
  • 2013 Pride and Prejudice (stage), Lady Catherine De Bourgh. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London.
  • 2013 I Give it A Year (Film), Diana.
  • 2013 – Dancing on the Edge (TV mini-series –episodes 3, 4 & 5), Mrs. Luscombe.
  • 2014 Moon Tiger (stage), Claudia Hampton. Theatre Royal, Bath U.K. World premiere. Major tour U.K. cities 2014.      
  • 2014 Gigoló: Origins (TV film). Kirsty.
  • 2014 Dating Eliza (short), Glanda/Mother.
  • 2014 Drunk On Love (Film), Miss Sharp.
  • 2015 – Eve (TV series –1st season, 4 episodes), Dr. Mary Douglas.
  • 2015 – Pompidou (TV series –1x3. 'The Bowl'), Posh lady.
  • 2015 – Stella (TV series –4x7., 4x8 & 4x9.), Hazel.
  • 2015 Burn, burn, burn (film), Amelia.
  • 2015 The Gathered Leaves (stage), Olivia Pennington. Park Theatre, London. World premiere. Acting alongside daughter Katie Scarfe for the first time.
  • 2016 – Eve (TV series –2nd season, 3 episodes), Dr. Mary Douglas.
  • 2016 – The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV series –3x2.), Cindi. 
  • 2016 Great Expectations (stage), Miss Havisham. West Yorkshire playhouse, Leeds U.K. 
  • 2017 An American in Paris (stage), Madamme Baurel. Dominion Theatre, London. Musical debut.