Jane Lapotaire

Jane Lapotaire

Highest Rated: 71% There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

Lowest Rated: 32% Surviving Picasso (1996)

Birthday: Dec 26, 1944

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

An acclaimed British actress noted for her portrayals of high-strung females, Jane Lapotaire has more or less concentrated on the stage but has offered memorable turns in features and TV programs. Born and raised in Ipswitch, she was trained for the stage at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, joining their company in 1965. After two seasons, Lapotaire moved to the newly-formed National Theatre where she distinguished herself in secondary roles. She moved up to leading lady as one of the co-founders of the Young Vic Theatre, undertaking Katherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" and Jocasta in "Oedipus" (both 1970-71). After a decade spent playing leads in many of Shakespeare's comedies, Lapotaire landed the breakthrough role of Edith Piaf in Pam Gems' acclaimed "Piaf." Fully capturing the petite chanteuse, she earned numerous accolades and traveled to the USA to recreate the role on Broadway in 1981. (The show was filmed and aired in syndication.) Since her acclaimed turn, she has continued to create finely etched characters in plays as varied as "Shadowlands" (1989-90), "Ghosts" (1993) and "Henry VIII" (1998).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% 66% The Young Messiah Sarah (Character) $6.5M 2016
71% 74% There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Old Woman (Character) - 2000
57% 76% Shooting Fish Dylan's Headmistress (Character) $302.2K 1997
32% 60% Surviving Picasso Olga Picasso (Character) $2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giving Tongue Hilda Jacob (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Water Elspeth Cost (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Angel Madame de la Rougierre (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by Moonlight Louise Mackey (Character) - 1989
56% 76% Lady Jane Princess Mary (Character) $132K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seal Morning Miriam Spencer (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 67% Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character) - 1983
33% 50% Eureka Helen McCann (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Captain's Doll Evangeline (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horror of Death Christina Cunningham (Character) - 1972
67% 44% The Asphyx Christina Cunningham (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 17% Crescendo Lillianne (Character) - 1972

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucan Susan Maxwell-Scott (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Clara Van Trapp (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Rocks Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Van der Valk Elly (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Character) 1971

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