Jane Horrocks

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Barbara Jane Horrocks
  • Birth Place: Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/18/1964, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; voice-overs; singer
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Jane Horrocks Fast Facts:
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but left after only one year.
  • Appeared in a series of commercials for the Tesco supermarket chain for more than 10 years.
  • Jim Cartwright wrote the play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice specifically for her after he heard her singing impressions of Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Ethel Merman; she later re-created the role in the film adaptation Little Voice.
  • Her breakthrough film role came in the 1990 Mike Leigh movie Life Is Sweet.
  • Released the album Further Adventures of Little Voice in 2000, which features her singing in the styles of her favorite female vocalists.
  • Jane Horrocks Relationships:
  • Molly Vivian - Daughter
  • Nick Vivian - Significant Other
  • Sam Mendes - Ex-significant Other
  • Dylan Vivian - Son
  • Barbara Horrocks - Mother
  • John Horrocks - Father
  • Jane Horrocks Awards:
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Oldham College, Oldham, England; the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1985)

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