Jane Horrocks Biography (1964-)

Full name, Barbara Jane Horrocks; born January 18, 1964, in Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England; daughter of John (a sales representative) and Barbara(a hospital worker; maiden name, Ashworth) Horrocks; companion of Nick Vivian(a screenwriter); children: Dylan, Molly. Addresses: Agent: Peter Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England; Duva-Flack Associates, Inc., 200 West 57th St., Suite 1008, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer
Birth Details
January 18, 1964
Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Rita, The Dressmaker, Channel 4 Films, 1988
  • Pattern, The Wolves of Willoghby Chase, Atlantic, 1988
  • Jenny, Getting It Right, MCEG, 1989
  • Miss Irvine, The Witches, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Faith, Rascal's girl at dance, Memphis Belle, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Nicola, Life Is Sweet, October Films, 1991
  • Jodie Greenwood, Deadly Advice, Rosebud Communications Releasing,1993
  • Debbie, Second Best, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Alison, Some Kind of Life, Granada Films, 1995
  • Voice characterization, Combination Skin, Channel 4 Films, 1996
  • Laura Hoff ("L. V."), Little Voice, Miramax, 1998
  • Marla Dorland/Mavis Davis, Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, 1998
  • (In archive footage) Bubble, Absolutely Fabulous: A Life (documentary), 1998
  • Voice of Huccaby, Faeries (animated), 1999
  • Voice, Discover Spot (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 2000
  • Voice of Babs, Chicken Run (also known as C:R-1), DreamWorks, 2000
  • Mo, Born Romantic, United Artists, 2000
  • Voice of Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Carol: The Movie (animated), 2001
  • Also appeared in Nona; Roots.
  • Film Song Performer
  • Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Bubble, Katy Grin, Absolutely Fabulous (also known as AbFab), BBC-2, 1992-1995 then Comedy Central, 1994- then BBC, 2001
  • Voice of Flossie Gluck, Crapston Villas, 1995
  • Voice of Magrat, Wyrd Sisters, 1996
  • Voice, Foxbusters, 1999
  • Voice of Hannah, Watership Down (animated), YTV, 1999
  • Voice of Krystan, Little Big Mouth, 2001
  • Movies
  • Louise, Road, BBC, 1987, then broadcast on Alive TV (also known as Alive From Off Center), PBS, 1985
  • Pam, Heartland, BBC, 1989
  • Christine Bracken, The Fifteen Streets, [Great Britain], 1989
  • Gail, Alive and Kicking (also known as Screen One: Alive and Kicking), BBC, 1991
  • Maggie, Bad Girl, BBC, 1992
  • Deborah Hayes, Suffer the Little Children, BBC, 1994
  • Marily, Self Catering (also known as Alan Bleasdale Presents Self Catering), Channel 4, 1994
  • Dorothy Tearsheet, King Henry IV, BBC, 1995
  • Helen, Nightlife, BBC, 1996
  • Various roles, Never Mind the Horrocks, Channel 4, 1996
  • Shepherd, The Flint Street Nativity, ITV, 1999
  • Voice of Donner, Hooves of Fire (also known as Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire), 1999
  • Cassandra, Hunting Venus, ITV, 1999
  • Yitta Hilberstam, Mirrorball, BBC, 2000
  • Voice of Wimzik, Lion of Oz (animated; also known as Le lion d'Oz and Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage), The Disney Channel, 2000
  • Specials
  • Pippa Bond, "No Crying He Makes," The Ruth Rendell Christmas Mystery, Television South, 1988
  • Came Out, It Rained, Went Back in Again, [Great Britain], 1991
  • Beggar, Butter (short film), 1994
  • Herself, An Audience with Ken Dodd, 1994
  • (In archive footage) Bubble, How to Be Absolutely Fabulous, BBC, 1995
  • Herself, The BBC and the BAFTA Tribute to Michael Caine (documentary), 2000
  • Herself, One Night with Robbie Williams, BBC, 2001
  • Contributed voice characterizations to The Blobs; also appeared inLeaving Home; Secret Lives; Welcome to the Times.
  • Awards Presentations
  • 1993 Olivier Awards, 1993
  • 1995 Olivier Awards, 1995
  • Also delivered a tribute to director Mike Leigh on a telecast of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards.
  • Episodic
  • Anja, "The True Bride," The Jim Henson Hour (also known as JimHenson Presents, Jim Henson's The Storyteller, and The Storyteller), NBC, 1989
  • "The Unprepared Version," Alas Smith & Jones, BBC, 1989
  • Cathy Warburton, "We'd Quite Like to Apologise," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989
  • Trisha Downey, "Best Left Buried," Boon, Central Television, 1990
  • Nirvanah Crane, "Holoship," Red Dwarf, BBC2, 1992
  • Guest presenter, The Travel Show, BBC, 1995
  • "Cold War," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1996
  • Herself, The Priory, 2000
  • Herself, Parkinson, BBC America, 2000
  • Herself, Breakfast, BBC, 2000
  • Herself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000
  • Also appeared in episodes of The Big Breakfast, Channel 4; TheGaby Roslin Show, Channel 4; The South Bank Show, London Weekend Television; This Morning.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Fanny, Ask for the Moon, Hampstead, 1986
  • Road, Royal Court, London, 1987
  • Beatrice, A Colliers Friday Night, Greenwich, 1987
  • Sherry, Valued Friends, Hampstead, 1989
  • Teddy, The Debutante Ball, Hampstead, 1989
  • Sylvie, Our Own Kind, Bush, 1991
  • The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Royal National Theatre and Aldwych Theatre, London, 1992
  • Sally Bowles, Cabaret, Donmar Warehouse production, 1994
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Greenwich Theatre, 1995
  • Also appeared as Hetty, The Dillon, Flo, Mary After the Queen, and Phoebe, As You Like It, all Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Specials
  • Chicken Nuggets, BBC Radio 4, 2001
  • Performed on BBC Radio 3, 1997; read Goosey Goosey Gander on BBC Radio 5; read "If Music Be the Food of Love," Whodunnits, Great Britain; and appeared on BBC Radio 4.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in the video for the single "1963" by New Order.
  • Albums
  • The Further Adventures of the Little Voice, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 18, 1998, p. 16

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