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RP / SOUTH AFRICAN (Afrikaans). Distinguished classical actress. Warm, wry, humorous authority. Oscar & Golden Globe nominee.
Janet was raised in South Africa and is the niece
of staunch South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman.She has RP and South African accents and can
She has received The Evening Standard Award
for both Masha in Three Sisters,
and Hester in Hello And Goodbye,
as well as Academy
Award and Golden
Globe Nominations for her Czarina in Nicholas And Alexandra.Her Hedda
Gabler was chosen as the BBC's 50th
Anniversary Classic Drama Repeat.With such awards
and nominations it is hardly surprising that she has a huge classical
repertoire and background and brings unique authority to a read. Her experience includes LAMDA and
frequent periods with the RSC.
More recently she was appointed Dame
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in The Queen’s2011 Birthday Honours list, for her
services to drama.
On film she was in Max,
Leon The Pig Farmer, Nuns On The Run, A Dry White Season, E La Nave Va, Greenway'sThe Draughtsman's Contract, Priest
Of Lovewith Ian McKellen, Nijinsky, Voyage Of The Damned, andThe Black Windmill.On TV she’s appeared in Front Seat, Hildegard Of Bingen, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, The War Of The Roses, Inspector Morse, Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Of India,
Denis Potter'sThe Singing Detective, Bright Smiler, The Zany Adventures Of Robin Hood
with George Segal, The House On Garibaldi
Street, and Arnold Bennet'sClayhanger.
Janet’s voice work includes innumerable documentaries such as Hitler Youth, Hiroshima, Cleopatra,
Marco Polo and The Windsors, promos for the BBC, and corporates for NKFP.She has also voiced
the Ostrich in the gorgeous animation
series Tinga Tinga Tales, and
narrated two of Sally Gardner’s books,
The Silver Blade and The Red Necklace.
Outside of acting and voicing Janet is an accomplished director with
performances including Othello
(The Market Theatre, South Africa, and a TV film for Channel 4), Feydeau (Chelsea Centre) and Death Of A Salesman (Theatr Clwyd)
with Timothy West – this one winning her the Liverpool Echo & Daily Post Best Production Award.She also has an Honorary
Masters Degree from The Open University, and Honorary Doctors of
Letters from the University of Warwickand theUniversity of Leicester.