Jenny Funnell is stage, screen and radio actress. In 2006, she played Stephanie Taylor in The Bill and in 2008 was Chloe’s mum in Coming of Age and Anna Freeman in...Read More
Jenny Funnell is stage, screen and radio actress.
She appeared in 26 episodes of the BBC’s Children’s television show Monster Television, and in series 1-10 of As Time Goes By (1991-2005). In 2006, she played Stephanie Taylor in The Bill and in 2008 was Chloe’s mum in Coming of Age and Anna Freeman in ITV’s The Royal. In 2010, she played Angela Reddern in the BBC’s Doctors.
Funnell’s early stage work includes the part of Ophelia in Hamlet at Wales’ Theatr’ Clwyd and the role of Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well at Leeds Playhouse Theatre. She worked under Alan Ayckbourn’s direction at the Scarborough Theatre, and performed in the title role at The Young Vic Theatre’s Educating Rita. She has appeared in Blithe Spirit, Love Me Slender, and Family Circles, and in 2004 gained the part of Linda in Theatre Royal Windsor’s Tom, Dick and Harry. She made her Donmar Warehouse and Broadway debut with Michael Grandage’s production of Hamlet in 2009, and in 2011 played Rachel in Season’s Greetings. 2012 has seen her play Debbie in Kiss Chase, and various roles in A Cricket Match.
Radio work includes the part of Anya in the BBC’s production of The Cherry Orchard, Sylvia in The Recruiting Officer (2005), Sandra in Katie-Ann’s Blog and Mother in Lord Behold Us, both in 2012. She is also a winner of the 1984 Carlton Hobbs National Radio Drama Award.
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