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Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks was honored with Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her performance in the Mark Herman film Little Voice, in which she reprised the role she originated in the stage play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, directed by Sam Mendes. Earlier in her career, she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award and the National Society of Film Critics Award for her work in Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet.

A native of England, Horrocks trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she appeared in such plays as The Dillen, Mary After the Queen, As You Like It and The Good and Faithful Servant. She more recently earned applause for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' London revival of Cabaret. Her stage repertoire also includes Macbeth, Our Own Kind, Debutante Ball, Valued Friends, A Colliers Friday Night, Road and Ask for the Moon.

For the screen, she lent her voice to the feature Faeries, and counts among her other film work Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, Second Best, Deadly Advice, Memphis Belle, The Witches, Getting It Right, The Dressmaker and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Television watchers know Horrocks for her role as Bubble on the BBC's internationally popular series Absolutely Fabulous. Her additional credits include Flint Street Nativity, Hunting Venus, Never Mind the Horrocks, Tales From the Crypt, Nightlife, Henry IV, Parts I and II, Some Kind of Life, Suffer the Little Children, Bad Girl, Alive and Kicking, Heartland and Storyteller: The True Bride.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Jane Horrocks Facts

BirthdayJanuary 18, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceRossendale Valley, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Jane Horrocks compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Dressmaker
The Witches
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Chicken Run
Memphis Belle
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely All of It
Tinker Bell
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