Jenny Runacre

Jenny has just completed the feature film My Burning Baby, directed by Paul Kindersley. She also recently appeared in his film, The Image, and also the Channel 4 film, Taglioni. She also recently performed in the short, Emily’s Hands. Her other recent forays onto the screen include, an interview for Criterion in America about the making of John Cassavetes’ Husbands.

She made her film debut in Herbert Ross’ Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O’Toole, but her first major roles were in Cassaventes’ Husbands, and in two films directed by the legendary Freddie Francis, namely The Creeping Flesh – with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee – and Son of Dracula.

She has work with some of the most respected film directors over the past 40 years, including:

  • The Canterbury Tales (Pier Paolo Pasolini).
  • The Final Programme and Three Dangerous Ladies (Robert Fuest)
  • Joseph Andrews (Tony Richardson)
  • The Mackintosh Man opposite Paul Newman (John Huston)
  • The Lady Vanishes (Anthony Page)
  • The Passenger with Jack Nicholson (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • Jubilee (Derek Jarman)
  • The Duelists (Ridley Scott)
  • Spectre (Clive Donner)
  • The Witches (Nicholas Roeg)

Some of Jenny’s other film credits include: Restoration with Robert Downey, Jr (directed by Michael Hoffman), Hussey, opposite Helen Mirren, All Creatures Great And Small, The Edge Of Love, Dyn Amo, Boogie Woogie and Shady – directed by Philip Saville).

Television credits include: Brideshead Revisited – directed by Charles Sturridge, The New Avengers, Taggert, Play For Today, Call Me Mister, and Romance. She most recently played Prudence Duvornoy in The Lady Of The Camellias in London, and Enter Queen Lear as Amanda (Queen Lear).

Other recent theatre productions are Alice In Wonderland, 14 Seconds, Fantasy Bonds, and The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. 

Jenny trained at The Actors Workshop Notting Hill Gate. Training in The Stanislavski System (Method Acting). She has her self also conducted numerous workshops in film and theatre acting.

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