CAMILLE DIXON

Camille Dixon was born on July 28, 1965 in Bexar County, Texas, USA as Camille Wood. She is an actress, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Princess Alisanne (2008) and Psychology: The Human Experience (2001). She has been married to Bill Rogers since December 24, 2010. She was previously married to Scott Dixon.
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Actress (3 credits)
 2011-2012 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Newscaster

Episode #1.11859 (2012) … Newscaster
Episode #1.11857 (2012) … Newscaster (credit only)
Episode #1.11856 (2012) … Newscaster
Episode #1.11650 (2011) … Newscaster (voice)
 2008 Princess Alisanne (Short)
Narrator
 2001 Psychology: The Human Experience (TV Series)
Narrator
Hide Hide Show Show Self (3 credits)
 2014 VO Buzz Weekly (TV Series)
Herself

 2011 Experience the Aurora (Documentary short)
Herself – Narrator
 1996 Utah Storybook (TV Series)
Herself (host)

Before Sundance (1996) … Herself (host)
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THEATER:
LADIES OF THE NIGHT
BABY SCAM

KELLEY DAVIS

Kelley Davis is an actress, known for Concussion (2015), Outsiders (2016) and The Walking Dead (2010).
Actress (15 credits)
 2017 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series)
Jennifer

Out of Time (2017) … Jennifer
 2017 House of Cards (TV Series)
Reporter

Chapter 65 (2017) … Reporter
 2016 Outsiders (TV Series)
Vanessa Osborn

Weapons (2016) … Vanessa Osborn
 2015 Concussion
Assistant
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series)
Ruth Bosch

A Safe Place (2014) … Ruth Bosch
 2005-2013 A Haunting (TV Series documentary)
Real Estate Agent / Jamie Bruce / Rebecca Lenox / …

Haunted Victorian (2013) … Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
Back from the Grave (2012) … Jamie Bruce
The Calling (2007) … Rebecca Lenox
Demon Child (2006) … Babysitter (uncredited)
Cursed (2005) … Amy
 2013 Under the Dome (TV Series)
Kay Fannon

The Endless Thirst (2013) … Kay Fannon
 2013 Banshee (TV Series)
Beaty’s Mother

Behold a Pale Rider (2013) … Beaty’s Mother
 2008-2012 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Scolnik / Mrs. Skolnick / Chuck’s Mom / …

Every Breath Is a Bomb (2012) … Mrs. Scolnik
A Rush of Blood to the Head (2012) … Mrs. Scolnik
This Is My House, This Is My Home (2011) … Mrs. Skolnick
Valentine’s Day Is Over (2011) … Mrs. Skolnick
Holding Out for a Hero (2011) … Woman / Chuck’s Mom
 2011 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Paula

Bloodletting (2011) … Paula
 2009 Plink (Short)
Bobby Jean
 2006/I Daughters (Video)
 2006/I Samaritan (Short)
Ms. Gredenko
 2003 The F.B.I. Files (TV Series documentary)
FBI Agent

The Killing Zone (2003) … FBI Agent
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2011 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Skolnick

Quiet Little Voices (2011) … Mrs. Skolnick (uncredited)

Lisa Diveney

Lisa Diveney

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Lisa Diveney
Born Lisa Diveney
Wales
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Lisa Diveney is a Welsh actress, best known for playing Beth in the Only Fools and Horses comedy spin-off The Green Green Grass, who was Boycie’s son Tyler’s girlfriend in series 1 – 3, and has more recently appeared in an episode of BBC drama Call the Midwife.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Diveney trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

John Sullivan (writer) cast Diveney in the role of Beth in The Green Green Grass[1] where she played opposite Jack Doolan (actor) and appeared in Series 1-3. She went on to appear in Cleansed[2] directed by Sean Holmes at the Arcola Theatre and in Michael Grandage‘s production of John Gabriel Borkman[3] for the Donmar Warehouse where Ian McDiarmid and Penelope Wilton headed the cast. In 2009 she played Young Enid in the biopic Enid[4] alongside Helena Bonham Carter. Diveney portrayed Colette in the premiere of Frank McGuinness‘ play Greta Garbo Came to Donegal[5] at the Tricycle Theatre alongside Michelle Fairley and Angeline Ball. Then appeared in the premiere of A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky[6] by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens at the Lyric Hammersmith. Diveney appeared as series regular Kate Travers in the ITV1 Drama Injustice[7] where she played the on-screen daughter of James Purefoy and Dervla Kirwan. She then went on to play Bridget in Bijan Sheibani‘s production of Moonlight[8] at the Donmar Warehouse, where she starred alongside David Bradley and Daniel Mays. Diveney played Julia Masterson in Series 2 of the BBC award-winning drama Call the Midwife,[9] In 2014 Diveney starred alongside Sir Tony Robinson and Imogen Stubbs in The Hypochondriac.[10] Diveney appeared as Sasha in the critically acclaimed premiere of Moses Raine’s Donkey Heart[11] directed by Nina Raine at the Old Red Lion which transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in 2015. Diveney then went on to play Masha in The Seagull to critical acclaim [12] Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre directed by Matthew Dunster.[13]

Actress (20 credits)
 2018/II The Departure (Short) (completed)
Lisa
 2017 Tete a Tete (Short) (completed)
Kerri
 2017 Harlots (TV Series)
Lady Rutledge

Episode #1.5 (2017) … Lady Rutledge
 2017 Diagnosis (Short)
Becks / Medical Student (voice)
 2016 Grantchester (TV Series)
Agent Rollinson

Episode #2.2 (2016) … Agent Rollinson
 2016 Emily goes to Pimlico (Short)
 2015 Manchego (Short)
 2014 Casualty (TV Series)
Anna Steele

To Yourself Be True (2014) … Anna Steele
 2013 Doctors (TV Series)
Marnie Tinker

Break in News (2013) … Marnie Tinker
 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Julia Masterson

Episode #2.6 (2013) … Julia Masterson
 2012 Fast
News Reporter 2
 2011 New Tricks (TV Series)
Leah

End of the Line (2011) … Leah
 2011 Injustice (TV Mini-Series)
Kate Travers

Episode #1.5 (2011) … Kate Travers
Episode #1.4 (2011) … Kate Travers
Episode #1.3 (2011) … Kate Travers
Episode #1.2 (2011) … Kate Travers
Episode #1.1 (2011) … Kate Travers
 2009 Enid (TV Movie)
Enid (aged 19)
 2009 Park Close (Short)
Jane
 2009 Lorraine (Short)
Lorraine
 2005-2007 The Green Green Grass (TV Series)
Beth

The Special Relationship (2007) … Beth
The Final Curtain (2007) … Beth
Fifteen Minutes (2007) … Beth
Sweet Sorrow (2007) … Beth
If You Go Down to the Woods (2007) … Beth
 2006 The Story of Tracy Beaker (TV Series)
Lucy

Operation Careworker (2006) … Lucy
 2005 Broken News (TV Mini-Series)
Lilly Marby

Missing Island (2005) … Lilly Marby
 2005 Afterlife (TV Series)
Girl

Misdirection (2005) … Girl
THEATER:
TREMOR 2018
DONKEY HEART 2015
GRETA GARBO CAME 2010
1000 STARS EXPLODE IN THE SKY

 

Vogue Williams

Vogue Williams

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Vogue Williams
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Williams in May 2014
Born (1985-10-02) 2 October 1985 (age 33)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Model, television and radio personality
Years active 2010–present
Television Fade Street
Stepping Out
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive
Spouse(s)
Brian McFadden
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
Spencer Matthews (m. 2018)
Children 1
Website Official website

Vogue Williams (now Matthews, born 2 October 1985[1]) is an Irish model, television and radio personality, best known for, participating in Dancing with the Stars and Stepping Out and for winning the 2015 series of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born 2 October 1985 in Portmarnock, near Dublin, Williams’s parents, Sandra and Freddie, separated when she was seven. Williams attended the all-girls Santa Sabina Dominican College in Dublin and then, at the insistence of her property-developer step-father Neil, enrolled and subsequently completed a degree in construction design and management at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. As part of her degree, Williams worked for six months in London on building sites. She returned to Dublin to undertake further studies in quantity surveying at the Dublin Institute of Technology.[3]

Career[edit]

Her career began on 11 November 2010 in an Irish TV series Fade Street, a version of The Hills which follows the lives of 4 Irish girls in Dublin. The episodes focused on Vogue’s work at Stellar Magazine, learning to act and her passion for DJ’ing.

On 15 April 2012 Williams participated in the twelfth series of Dancing with the Stars in Australia partnered with Christopher Page. They were the third couple to be eliminated from the competition on 6 May 2012.

In 2013, Williams and Brian McFadden took part in the ITV celebrity dancing competition Stepping Out.[4] The couple finished in second place.

On 4 February 2015, Williams was confirmed to be participating in the ITV reality series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive which started airing on 20 February 2015, she won the show on 3 April 2015, beating Kelly Holmes and Mike Tindall.[5][6][7][8]

In December 2015, Williams appeared alongside Brian McFadden in a celebrity episode of Catchphrase. On 21 June 2016, she was a guest panellist on an episode of Loose Women. On 30–31 October 2016 she was a guest on Celebrity Haunted Hotel on W.[9]

Williams presented her own four-part series called Vogue Williams – On the Edge, in which she investigated issues affecting the lives of fellow Millennials for example drugs, social anxiety, gender dysmorphia and the obsessiveness for ‘the body beautiful’. [10]

She was to take part in the fourth series of The Jump on Channel 4 in February 2017, but pulled out due to injury sustained whilst training. She was replaced by Amy Willerton.[citation needed]

On 4 June 2017, in the wake of terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, Williams wrote an opinion piece for Sunday World entitled “Internment camps are grim necessity”, which called for the establishment of internment camps for the detention without trial of “3,000 [Muslim] extremists living in the UK”. [11][12] She acknowledged that internment in Northern Ireland didn’t work but that terrorists today could not be negotiated with.[11][12]

Donald Clarke of the Irish Times criticised her views as “illogical, totalitarian and profoundly sinister” and compared them to Breitbart and UKIP.[12] He pointed out that internment in Northern Ireland drove Irish Republicans away from negotiation.[12] He also criticised some response to her column as “predictably patronising, borderline sexist”.[12]

She later said she had made a mistake and apologised for her stance, saying she had written it when she was frightened and angry and that her advocacy of internment was misguided.[11] She also said she had received death threats.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2011, she began dating former Westlife singer Brian McFadden. Their engagement was announced on 12 January 2012 and they were married on 2 September 2012 in Florence, Italy. In June 2015, Vogue purchased an apartment in her hometown of Howth Dublin.[13] On 7 July 2015, Williams and McFadden announced that they were separating after three years of marriage.[14][15][16][17] They divorced in 2017.

Glen Affric, the Matthews family’s estate where Williams married Spencer.

Williams appeared on ITV’s Loose Women discussing her relationship with Spencer Matthews of Made In Chelsea fame, whom tabloids claimed she had ‘tamed’. Matthews and Williams were engaged on the stage at the Lyceum Theatre, London on 30 January 2018.[18]

She married Spencer Matthews in June 2018, at his family’s 10,000 acre Glen Affric Estate near Inverness. Spencer is the youngest son of David Matthews, Laird of Glen Affric, by his second wife.[19]

In March 2018 she announced her pregnancy.[20]

She gave birth to a son, whom they named Theodore Frederick Michael Matthews, on 5 September 2018 in a London hospital.[21][22]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Fade Street Main Season 1 and first half of season 2
2012 Dancing With the Stars Contestant Partnered with Christopher Page. Third couple to be eliminated
2013 Stepping Out Contestant Finished second place with Brian McFadden
Reality Bites: Vogue Does Home and Away Presenter RTÉ2 series special about the 25th Anniversary of Home and Away
2014 Vogue Does the Afterlife Presenter Aired on 18 December 2014 on RTÉ2
2015 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Contestant Series 1 winner
Vogue Does Straight A’s Presenter RTÉ2 documentary about revisiting the leaving cert
Vogue Williams – Wild Girls Presenter 3-part RTÉ2 series looking at women in prison, female fighters and sex swinging
2016 Vogue Williams – On the Edge Presenter 4-part RTÉ2 series looking at transgender, bodybuilding, cat fishing and drugs
Loose Women Guest panellist 1 episode
Celebrity Haunted Hotel: Live Participant
2017— Getaways Co-presenter BBC Northern Ireland series
2017 The Jump Contestant Withdrew in episode 1 due to injury
Partners in Rhyme Guest 1 episode
2018 Celebrity Mastermind Contestant 1 episode

JENNY DIXON

Irish actress best known for playing the comedic ditsy blonde roles including currently as Kerri-Ann Boyle in the popular TV series ‘Fair City’ for RTÉ Network. Jenny graduated with a first class honors science degree in zoology and a post grad in Education from Trinity College Dublin. She taught secondary (highschool) students while also
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Actress (22 credits)
  Room 4 Rent: A Shared Living (Short) (filming)
Christian Girl 2
  The Green Sea (post-production)
Rachael Curtis (TV Host)
 2018/III Full Circle (post-production)
Tammy Harrellson
 2013-2017 Fair City (TV Series)
Kerri-Ann Boyle / Kerri-Ann Bishop

Episode #28.129 (2017) … Kerri-Ann Bishop
Episode #28.127 (2017) … Kerri-Ann Bishop
Episode #28.126 (2017) … Kerri-Ann Bishop
Episode #28.125 (2017) … Kerri-Ann Bishop
Episode #28.124 (2017) … Kerri-Ann Bishop
 2016/VIII Split
House girl
 2015 Breaking Hollywood: One Actor at a Time (TV Mini-Series)
Amanda

Goodbye to Hollywood (2015) … Amanda
Meeting David Harewood (2015) … Amanda
Seeking Colin Farrell (2015) … Amanda
 2014 A Day in the Life of a Pint (Short)
Girl attacked by bee
 2014 One Christmas Eve
2nd woman in church
 2014/III Tea Time (Short)
Anna
 2014 Red Dirt (Short)
Co-Worker
 2013 Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez (TV Series)
Jackie Ashton

Dental Damn! Ski Trip Slip (2013) … Jackie Ashton
 2013 Slainte (TV Movie)
Rebecca
 2013 Speed Trap (Short)
Lisa
 2013 Invasion Ireland
Cleopatra Fox
 2012 The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann
Vice Principal Jane Burrell
 2012 Parting Ways (Short)
Alison
 2012 The Way Through (Short)
Ann
 2012/I Invisible (Short)
Mum
 2012 Imbalance (Short)
Clarissa
 2011 From the Heart of the Crowd
Ann Buchanan

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Actress (1 credit)
 2015 Post H (Short)
Brecken

Charlie Brooks

Charlie Brooks

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Charlie Brooks
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Brooks at the 2011 British Soap Awards
Born Charlene Emma Brooks
(1981-05-03) 3 May 1981 (age 37)[1]
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
Other names Charlene Brooks
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Home town Barmouth, Wales
Television EastEnders (1999–2014)
Partner(s) Tony Truman (2004–05)
Ben Hollington (2012–present)
Children 1

Charlene EmmaCharlieBrooks (born 3 May 1981)[2] is a British actress and model, known for playing Janine Butcher in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.[3] Brooks portrayal of Janine has awarded Brooks with numerous awards, since her first appearance in 1999, with storylines involving cocaine addiction, prostitution and murder.[3]Brooks has appeared in British television shows; The Bill, Wired and Bleak House.[3] Brooks released a fitness DVD, “Before And After Workout“, before winning the 2011 version of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special and the twelfth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.[4]

Early life[edit]

Brooks was born in 1981, in Ware, Hertfordshire, England, and moved to Barmouth, Wales when she was a child.[5] Brooks attended Tower House School, in Barmouth, and relocated to London to attend Ravenscourt Theatre School.[5]

Career[edit]

1999-2003: EastEnders[edit]

In television, Brooks has appeared in episodes of The Bill, London’s Burning, Jonathan Creek and The Demon Headmaster.[5][6] When executive producer Matthew Robinson re-introduced Janine in 1999, after Alexia Demetriou left, Brooks secured the role.[3][7]

Brooks, at the National Television Awards, in 2012.

2004-2007: Departure from EastEnders and other acting[edit]

After her departure from EastEnders in 2004, Brooks first role was in the BBC drama Bleak House as Jenny. Brooks has done various commercials and voiceovers in the United Kingdom, Europe and the US.[3]

In 2006, Brooks played Beverley Allitt in a BBC1 docu-drama called Beverley Allitt: Angel of Death, alongside Ian Kelsey. Producer Cathy Elliot said, “It’s a very sensitive issue and of course it’s terrible for the parents to have the whole thing brought up. Each time it’s brought up it’s painful, but a lot of parents realise it’s important it’s kept in the public domain and that people are aware that things have happened and that not a lot has been done since”.[8]

She has guest starred in Robin Hood and Love Soup.[9] In theatre, Brooks, whilst on a break from EastEnders in 2003, appeared in the play Office Games alongside Adam Rickitt.[10] The play was Brooks’ west end debut, and was described as “a witty and intelligent political commentary”.[10] In 2007 she appeared in Our Country’s Good at the Liverpool Playhouse.[11]

2008–2014: Return to EastEnders[edit]

In 2008, Brooks returned to EastEnders for a guest stint. She was later confirmed to be coming back as a regular character.[12] She said, “I had doubts to begin with, mainly because of Kiki, as I know how full-on EastEnders can be, and then there’s that stigma about going back to a soap. But I’m so pleased I did, it was the right decision. Especially with what’s going on at the moment, I feel really lucky to have a job and I need the security because of Kiki. I was just going to go back for a year, but I had a meeting with the boss last week and we’re going to go for another year. So lots more time to get up to much mischief”.[13] Executive producer Diederick Santer said, “I couldn’t be more pleased that Charlie Brooks is re-joining EastEnders. With her appearances last month, she reminded us what a fine actress she is, and what an intriguing, watchable and engaging character she plays as Janine”.[12] She temporarily departed in September 2012, and returned in April 2013 before departing again in March 2014.

Other ventures[edit]

Reality television[edit]

She won I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2012, beating campmate Ashley Roberts.[4] Brooks was “visibly delighted” saying, “[It feels] silly. I never imagined this for a million years. Everyone’s been amazing”.[4] Brooks also narrates Botched Up Bodies on Channel 5.

Fitness DVD[edit]

Her fitness DVD became the UK’s best-selling fitness DVD release, and Brooks was transformed from “podgy Janine to a sexy new mum”.[14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2000 National Television Awards Most Popular Newcomer Nominated
British Soap Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
2001 Inside Soap Awards Best Bitch Won
2002 Nominated
2003 Nominated
2004 National Television Awards Most Popular Actress Nominated
TV Quick and Choice Awards Best Soap Actress Won
Best Soap Storyline Nominated
British Soap Awards Soap Bitch of the Year Nominated
Villain of the Year Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Bitch Won
Best Actress Nominated
Best Soap Storyline Nominated
2005 British Soap Awards Best Exit Won
2009 All About Soap Awards Best Bitch Won
Inside Soap Awards Won
End of Year EastEnders Awards Won
2010 All About Soap Awards Femme Fatale Won
Digital Spy Soap Awards Best Soap Bitch Won
All About Soap Bubble Awards Best Soap Love Triangle
(Shared with Lacey Turner and Neil McDermott)
Nominated
2011 British Soap Awards Villain of the Year Nominated
TV Times Awards TV’s Most Popular Bitch Won
2012 TVChoice Awards Best Soap Actress Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Soap Bitch of the Year Won
DS Awards DS Female Soap Actor Won
2013 TVChoice Awards Best Soap Actress Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Soap Bitch of the Year Nominated
2014 British Soap Awards Villain of the Year Nominated
British Soap Awards Best Storyline – Hello Stacey, Goodbye Janine Nominated

Filmography[edit]

Television and Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Turning Points Emma 1 episode
The Demon Headmaster The Brains
The Bill Miriam Olston
Out of Tune Carol
1999–2004, 2008–2014 EastEnders Janine Butcher Regular cast member
918 episodes
1999 The Bill Claire Fellows 1 episode
Jonathan Creek Trudi
2000 London’s Burning Lisa
2005 Angel of Death: The Beverly Allitt Story Beverley Allitt
The Golden Hour Cara Wilson
Bleak House Jenny 5 episodes
2006 Take 3 Girls Patsy 1 episode
Casualty Sally Montgomery
2007 Heartbeat Julie Langley-Smythe
Robin Hood Ceris
2008 Love Soup Denise
Wired Anna 3 episodes
2010 EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford Janine Butcher DVD release
2011 EastEnders: E20 Janine Malloy 3 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing (Christmas Special) Herself (Participant) Winner
2012 Celebrity Juice 1 episode
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Winner
2013, 2014 Botched Up Bodies Narrator
2014 Suspects Tanya 2 episodes
2015 The Dumping Ground Stephanie Branston 1 episode
2016 The Chase: Celebrity Special Herself (participant) Didn’t appear in the final chase
2017 FOG Rachel short film
2018 Moving On Tina 1 episode (series 9, episode 4)
Theatre and Radio
Year Title Role
2003 Office Games Rose Brown
2004 The Play What I Wrote Rose
2005–06 Dixon of Dock Green Mary Dixon
2006 Dangerous Corner Betty
2007 Our Country’s Good Dabby Bryant
2013 Dusty Won’t Play Dusty Springfield
2014 Beautiful Thing Sandra Gangel
2015 A Street Car Named Desire Blanche
2017 How the Other Half Loves Teresa

Janie Dee

Janie Dee

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Janie Dee
Born (1962-06-20) 20 June 1962 (age 56)
Old Windsor, Berkshire, England
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s)
Rupert Wickham (m. 1995)
Children 2
Relatives Saskia Wickham (sister-in-law)

Janie Dee (born 20 June 1962) is an English actress and singer. She won the Olivier Award for Best Actress,[1] Evening Standard Award[2] and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play, and in New York the Obie[3] and Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer,[4] for her performance as Jacie Triplethree in Alan Ayckbourn‘s Comic Potential.

She also won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical[5] for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in Nicholas Hytner‘s acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s Carousel at the National Theatre.

In 2013, Dee won the TMA Theatre Award UK for Best Performance in a Musical for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly at Curve, Leicester.

Early life and education[edit]

Janie Dee was born in Old Windsor, Berkshire. She is the daughter of John Lewis and Ruth Lewis (née Miller) and the eldest of four sisters. She trained at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, London. On leaving ArtsEd, Dee began her career as a dancer, subsequently moving to Rome, Italy where she taught dance, took singing lessons, and learned to speak Italian.

Theatre[edit]

1986–2000[edit]

Dee’s first West End production was Gillian Lynne‘s 1986 revival of Cabaret by Kander and Ebb in which she played Gertie and understudied the role of Sally Bowles. This led to an invitation from Wayne Sleep, who played the Emcee in that production, to join his UK tour. Subsequently the choreographer Bill Deamer invited her to the Salisbury Playhouse to perform in A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn. This began a close association between Dee, Ayckbourn and his work.

This led to leading roles in musical theatre, including Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Ellie May Chipley in the award-winning Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North production of Show Boat at the London Palladium, Bombalurina in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Cats, Duke Ellington‘s Sophisticated Ladies, Claudine in Cole Porter‘s Can-Can, and Ado Annie in the national tour of Oklahoma!.

Dee’s portrayal of Carrie Pipperidge in the 1993 Royal National Theatre‘s production of Carousel earned her an Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and an invitation from Sir Richard Eyre to play her first major straight role; that of Julie in Johnny on a Spot at the National Theatre, where she subsequently went on to play Helen of Troy in The Women of Troy.

Dee has had an important working relationship with the playwright and director Alan Ayckbourn. This began with Paul Todd’s fringe production of Between The Lines for which Ayckbourn wrote song lyrics and was followed by Dreams From A Summerhouse at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. She returned to work with Ayckbourn in 1996 in Neil Simon‘s They’re Playing Our Song and it was during the run of this show Ayckbourn wrote Comic Potential ‘with Janie in mind’. Her performance as Jacie Triplethree at Scarborough, subsequently in the West End and then at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York, won her three Best Actress Awards in 1999 and 2000, an Obie Award in 2001 and a 2000–1 Theatre World Award as Best Newcomer, as well as considerable critical acclaim. In New York Magazine, John Simon wrote “Miss Dee’s creation is a spectacular achievement. I am not sure that I have ever seen its equal, but I am certain I have never seen, nor ever will see, it’s superior.”

2001–10[edit]

Dee is known for her versatility as a performer. She was invited by opera director David Pountney, to play Lidotchka in his production of Shostakovich‘s Paradise Moscow for Opera North. She followed this playing Masha in Brian Friel‘s translation of Chekhov‘s Three Sisters and Edyth Herbert, opposite Tim Flavin in the George Gershwin musical My One and Only, both at the Chichester Festival Theatre. My One and Only subsequently transferred to the West End and Dee was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

As a result, in 2003 Sir Peter Hall asked Dee to star in his season at the Theatre Royal, Bath, playing Gilda in Noël Coward‘s Design for Living and Emma in Harold Pinter‘s Betrayal, opposite Aden Gillett and Hugo Speer. Betrayal subsequently transferred to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. Hall then invited her to play Beatrice in his production of Much Ado About Nothing.

In 2005 Pinter invited Dee to play Kate in Old Times at the Gate Theatre, Dublin and to participate in a celebration of his work, including a reading of his play Celebration, with Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Sinéad Cusack, Penelope Wilton, Michael Gambon, Stephen Rea and Stephen Brennan. Producer, Michael Colgan, subsequently transferred the piece to London’s Noël Coward Theatre, for 3 performances, with Charles Dance playing the Maitre D. Six months later Celebration was filmed for Channel 4, with Colin Firth playing the role of Russell, opposite Dee as Suki.

In 2006 Dee returned to musical theatre to play Mabel Normand in John Doyle‘s production of Jerry Herman‘s Mack and Mabel opposite David Soul at the Criterion Theatre, after which Dee took over the role of Lady Driver in Michael Frayn‘s Donkeys’ Years at the Comedy Theatre. At the end of the run Dee helped to organise a reading for charity of William Nicholson‘s play Shadowlands which deals with the relationship between C. S. Lewis and the American writer Joy Gresham. Charles Dance played C.S. Lewis.

Sir Peter Hall, Harold Pinter and Dee were reunited for the National tour of Old Times with Susannah Harker and Neil Pearson and then a West End Production of Shadowlands was mounted in which Dee was reunited with director Michael Barker-Caven and Charles Dance. The production began at Wyndham’s Theatre and subsequently transferred to the Novello Theatre. Charles Dance received the Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of C. S. Lewis.

In 2008 Dee returned to the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park to play Olivia in Twelfth Night opposite her Carousel co- star, Clive Rowe.

Alan Ayckbourn then invited Dee back to Scarborough to play the title role of Susan in a revival of his play Woman in Mind for which she won critical acclaim and the production subsequently transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

In 2009 Dee returned to Theatre Royal Bath to play Orinthia in George Bernard Shaw‘s The Apple Cart, directed by Sir Peter Hall, and took over the role of Annie in Calendar Girls by Tim Firth in the West End. In 2010, Dee played The Countess of Roussillion in All’s Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare’s Globe which was filmed for DVD release by Opus Arte, Anna Leonowens in Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s The King and I at the Curve, Leicester, and played Natalya in Jonathan Kent‘s production of A Month in the Country at Chichester.

2011–present[edit]

In 2011 she played Belinda in the Old Vic revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off which was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Revival[6] and subsequently transferred to the Novello Theatre. In 2012, Dee was offered the role of women’s magazine editor, Miranda in NSFW, a new play by Lucy Kirkwood at the Royal Court Theatre for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.[7]

At Christmas 2012 Dee played Dolly Levi in Paul Kerryson’s revival of Hello Dolly! at the Curve, Leicester for which she won the TMA Theatre Award UK for Best Performance in a Musical.[8]

In 2013 she appeared in the Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together for four performances in Guildford, alongside David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Damian Humbly and Caroline Sheen which subsequently transferred for a three-week run at the St James Theatre, London in January 2014.

From March until June 2014, Dee co-starred in the London revival of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre, opposite Dame Angela Lansbury, who reprised her 2009 Tony Award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati. The London cast was Charles Edwards, Jemima Rooper, Serena Evans, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran.

From September until December 2014, Dee played Titania/Hippolyta in Dominic Dromgoole‘s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a tour of Asia & Russia by Shakespeare’s Globe. The production opened at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and then toured to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre before travelling to China, Taiwan, Russia, Singapore & Hong Kong. The cast included Aden Gillett as Oberon/Theseus and Trevor Fox as Bottom.

In January 2015 Dee starred as Desiree Armfeldt in a Gala Concert performance of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at London’s Palace Theatre to mark the 40th anniversary of the original London production. The concert also starred Anne Reid, David Birrell, Joanna Riding, Jamie Parker, Anna O’Byrne, Fra Fee and Laura Pitt-Pulford. It was directed by Alastair Knights and the producer and musical director was Alex Parker. Later the same year she played Helene Hanff in a revival of 84, Charing Cross Road at Salisbury Playhouse, co-starring Clive Francis as Frank Doel and directed by James Roose-Evans.[9] In April/May she starred in a revival of Eugene O’Neill‘s Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Whilst appearing in the O’Neill play, Dee also performed a special one-off show, Dream Queen in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. It drew on her experiences on the Globe tour of Asia and Russia and the inspiration of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare and she was joined by special guests, Juliet Stevenson and Kit Hesketh-Harvey and in the summer she played Irina Arkadina in Torben Betts‘ version of The Seagull, directed by Matthew Dunster at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

In 2016 she starred in the West End transfer of Tony-nominated Broadway comedy Hand to God at the Vaudeville Theatre in London,[10] alongside Harry Melling, Neil Pearson, Jemima Rooper and Kevin Mains. The production was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2016 as Best New Comedy.

In April 2017 Dee completed a critically acclaimed run playing the title role in Linda by Penelope Skinner at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play and starred as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies at the National Theatre in London, opposite Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Philip Quast for which she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance, and the WhatOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

In May/July 2018 she starred in Monogamy, a dark new comedy by Torben Betts, which plays at London’s Park Theatre after a short UK tour.

Film & TV[edit]

Dee has appeared in numerous TV dramas, including Love Hurts, The Bill, as Remy in 8 episodes of London’s Burning, Heartbeat, House of Cards, Midsomer Murders, A Tribute to Harold Pinter, the South Bank Show with Sir Peter Hall and In Love With Shakespeare for Sky TV.

In 2003, Dee played Emma Lavenham opposite Martin Shaw‘s Adam Dalgliesh in two P.D. James adaptations for the BBC; Death in Holy Orders and The Murder Room.

In 2008 she played Zac Efron‘s mother, Mrs Samuels in Me and Orson Welles and in 2013 Dee filmed Dare To Be Wild, written and directed by Vivienne Decourcy in Dublin for Oasis Films and The Trouble With Dot And Harry, opposite Neil Morrissey directed by Sundance Festival Grand Prize-winner, Gary Walkow.

In January 2016, Dee appeared as Cara in comedy series Crashing written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge and produced by Big Talk Productions for Channel 4.

Radio[edit]

Dee has recorded a number of musicals, concerts and dramas for radio, including Carousel and Finian’s Rainbow for BBC Radio 2, and she has played Ian Fleming‘s Miss Moneypenny in radio dramatisations of the James Bond classics On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, From Russia With Love, Dr No and Thunderball, as well as a role in Michael Frayn’s Skios, all directed by Martin Jarvis.

In 2013 she was invited by composer Guy Barker to be the narrator in his new orchestral work That Obscure Hurt which was premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival 2013, as part of the Benjamin Britten centenary celebrations and was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

She has also appeared as a guest on the quiz show Quote… Unquote for BBC Radio 4.

Recordings[edit]

  • Cabaret (1986 London Revival Cast, First Night Records OCRCD6010)[11]
  • Can Can (1988 London Revival Cast, Virgin CDV 2570)][12]
  • Salad Days (1994 Studio Cast, EMI Classics CDC 5 55200 2)[13]
  • The Shakespeare Revue (1998 Original London Cast, TER Records)
  • Fred Astaire: His Daughter’s Tribute (2001 London Cast Recording, First Night Records CASTCD81)[14]
  • Act One: Songs From The Musicals Of Alexander S. Bermange (2008 Dress Circle Records)[15]
  • Janie Dee at the BBC (2017 Auburn Jam Music)[16]

Personal[edit]

Janie Dee is married to the actor and barrister Rupert Wickham and they have two children. Her sister-in-law is actress Saskia Wickham.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Theatrical Fund and supports a number of charities including Stop the War Coalition, St Mungos, Medecins Sans Frontieres and Amnesty International.

In March 2003, Dee devised and produced the London Concert For Peace, a charity concert celebrating the joy of life which was performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane with a cast including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and David Tennant. Proceeds from the concert were donated to Amnesty International, CARE, Oxfam and the Red Cross.

In June 2014, Dee organised a Noël Coward charity cabaret, entitled I Went to a Marvellous Party at London’s historic Cafe de Paris, as a celebration of and farewell to Angela Lansbury, marking the end of the run of Blithe Spirit in London. The Blithe Spirit company performed songs by Noël Coward, a charity auction was hosted by Christopher Biggins and there were special guest appearances by Imelda Staunton and Barry Humphries. Proceeds from the event were donated to Asylum Link Merseyside, Combined Theatrical Charities, Masterclass, Mousetrap, the Noël Coward Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music.

Work[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
1993 Romeo And Juliet Lady Capulet Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
1994 Johnny on a Spot Julie Glynn Royal National Theatre
1995 Women of Troy Helen of Troy Royal National Theatre
1999 House / Garden Joanna Mace Stephen Joseph Theatre
1998 Comic Potential Jacie Triplethree Stephen Joseph Theatre / Lyric Theatre
2000 Comic Potential Jacie Triplethree Manahattan Theatre Club
2001 Three Sisters Masha Chichester Festival
2003 Design For Living Gilda Theatre Royal, Bath / Tour
2003 Betrayal Emma Duchess Theatre / Tour
2005 Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice Theatre Royal, Bath
2005 Old Times Kate Gate Theatre, Dublin
2005 Celebration Suki Gate Theatre, Dublin / Albery Theatre
2006 Donkey’s Years Lady Driver Comedy Theatre
2007 Old Times Kate National Tour
2007 Shadowlands Joy Gresham Wyndhams Theatre / National Tour
2008 Twelfth Night Olivia Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
2009 Woman in Mind Susan Stephen Joseph Theatre / Vaudeville Theatre
2009 The Apple Cart Orinthia Theatre Royal, Bath
2009 Calendar Girls Annie Noël Coward Theatre
2010 The Little Hut Susan National Tour
2010 A Month in the Country Natalia Chichester Festival
2011 All’s Well That Ends Well Countess of Rousillon Shakespeare’s Globe
2011 Private Lives Amanda Nottingham Playhouse
2011 Noises Off Belinda Old Vic / Novello Theatre
2012 NSFW Miranda The Royal Court
2014 Blithe Spirit Ruth Gielgud Theatre
2014 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Titania / Hippolyta Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour / Asia & Russia
2015 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff Salisbury Playhouse
2015 Ah, Wilderness! Essie Miller Young Vic
2015 The Seagull Irina Arkadina Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
2016 Hand To God Margery Vaudeville Theatre
2017 Linda Linda Manhattan Theatre Club

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
1986 Cabaret Gussy, Helga, u/s Sally Bowles Strand Theatre
1988 Can-Can Claudine Strand Theatre
1988 Cats Bombalurina New London Theatre
1989 Showboat Ellie May Chipley London Palladium / National Tour
1992 Sophisticated Ladies Company Gielgud Theatre / National Tour
1992 Between The Lines Jenny Etcetera Theatre
1992 Dreams From A Summerhouse Amanda Stephen Joseph Theatre
1993 A Connecticut Yankee Sandy Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
1993 Carousel Carrie Pipperidge Royal National Theatre
1994 The Shakepare Revue Company RSC (The Pit) / Vaudeville Theatre
1997 They’re Playing Our Song Sonia Stephen Joseph Theatre
1998 Enter The Guardsman The Actress Donmar Warehouse
1998 Love Songs For Shopkeepers Michelle Stephen Joseph Theatre
1996 The Sound of Music Maria Crucible, Sheffield
1999 South Pacific Nellie Forbush Crucible, Sheffield
2001 Paradise Moscow Lydochka Opera North
2001 My One And Only Edythe Chichester Festival / Piccadilly Theatre
2002 Divas at the Donmar One Woman Show Donmar Warehouse
2003 Anyone Can Whistle Fay Apple Bridewell Theatre
2006 Mack And Mabel Mabel Normand Criterion Theatre / Tour
2010 The King And I Anna Leonowens Curve, Leicester
2012 Hello Dolly! Dolly Levi Curve, Leicester
2013 Putting It Together Woman One G-Live, Guildford / St James Theatre
2015 A Little Night Music (Concert) Desiree Armfeldt Palace Theatre
2017 Follies Phyllis Rogers Stone National Theatre

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Out of the Cold (The Virtuoso) Consul’s Secretary Old Town Pictures / Dir. Aleksandr Buravskiy
2004 “The Murder Room” Emma BBC Series
2008 Me and Orson Welles Mrs Samuels Cinemax Productions / Dir. Richard Linklater
2013 Dare to be Wild Marigold Treasure / Dir. Vivienne Decourcy
2013 The Trouble With Dot and Harry Diane Dir. Gary Walkow

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Under The Net BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Maria Aitken
2004 Forever Mine Angela BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Martin Jarvis
2008 Dr No Miss Moneypenny BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Martin Jarvis
2009 Man of the Moment Trudie Parks BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Martin Jarvis
2009 Words & Music: The Double Narrator BBC Radio 3 / Prod. Peter Meanwell
2012 From Russia With Love Miss Moneypenny BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Martin Jarvis
2013 Skios Georgie BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Martin Jarvis
2013 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Miss Moneypenny BBC Radio 4 / Dir. Martin Jarvis
2013 That Obscure Hurt Narrator BBC Radio 3 / Composer Guy Barker

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result
1993 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical Carousel Won
1999 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress Comic Potential Won
1999 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress Comic Potential Won
2000 Olivier Award for Best Actress Comic Potential Won
2001 Obie Award Comic Potential Won
2003 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical My One and Only Nominated
2013 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role NSFW Nominated
2013 TMA Theatre Awards UK for Best Performance in a Musical Hello, Dolly! Won
2017 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance Follies Nominated
2018 WhatsOnStage Awards for Best Actress in a Musical Nominated
Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical Nominated