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Jenny Runacre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jenny Runacre (born 18 August 1946) is an actress. Runacre was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She relocated to London as a child, attended The Actor's Workshop there, and trained in the Stanislavski System. While attending the Actor's Workshop, Runacre was approached by fellow student (and future agent) Tom Busby, who was working as a runner for an American film production that was seeking fledgling English actresses to play opposite John Cassavetes in Husbands, a movie to be shot the following year in London. The young actress auditioned with Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk, and was told six weeks later that she was being offered the part of Mary Tynan in the movie. Runacre accepted the offer and Husbands became her first important film role. Runacre then joined the original London cast of Oh! Calcutta!. Runacre left the cast after a year and starred in such films as Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Canterbury Tales, John Huston's The Mackintosh Man, Robert Fuest's The Final Programme, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger, and Derek Jarman's Jubilee (in which she starred as Elizabeth I and "Bod"). She was active in the theatre as well as on British television, including a part in the noted series Brideshead Revisited, playing Brenda Champion. Runacre focused on higher education in the 1990s. She has a Master's in Fine Art Practice from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. She is currently a lecturer in residence in Art, and has worked in installation art and experimental filmmaking. In 2007 Runacre directed Gareth Parker and Andrew Swann's Frozen, which was nominated for Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Overall Production in the LOST Theatre Festival. The production, starring Jack Bowman (Crossroads) and Josephine Hart came second overall. Runacre also directed the Wireless Theatre Company's audio adaption of Frozen after its successful stage run, featuring the original cast. Most recently Jenny appeared in John Maybury's The Edge of Love released Summer 2008. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jenny Runacre, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 18, 1943 In Cape Town, South Africa
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969-11-05
Latest Project:
Movie The Edge of Love 2008-05-15
Known For
Poster of Jubilee
Poster of The Creeping Flesh
Poster of The MacKintosh Man
Poster of Dyn Amo
Movie The Edge of Love 2008-05-15
Movie The Witches Elsie 1990-05-25
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Series Call Me Mister Unknown 1986-09-05
Series Taggart Unknown 1983-09-06
Series Brideshead Revisited Brenda Champion 1981-10-12
Movie Hussy Vere 1980-05-01
Movie The Lady Vanishes Mrs. Todhunter 1979-04-30
Movie Jubilee Queen Elizabeth I / Bod 1978-02-01
Movie Spectre Sydna 1977-05-21
Movie Three Dangerous Ladies Jenny Santander 1977-06-05
Movie The Duellists Mme. de Lionne 1977-08-31
Series The New Avengers Unknown 1976-10-22
Movie The Passenger Rachel Locke 1975-02-28
Movie Son of Dracula Woman in Black 1974-04-12
Movie The MacKintosh Man Gerda 1973-01-01
Movie The Final Programme Miss Brunner 1973-01-01
Movie The Creeping Flesh Emmanuel's Wife 1973-02-12
Movie Dyn Amo 1st Girl 1972-06-27
Movie The Canterbury Tales Alison 1972-07-01
Movie Husbands Mary Tynan 1970-12-08
Movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969-11-05