Jennifer Jayne

D.O.B: Nov 14, 1931 | Yorkshire, England, UK

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Jennifer Jayne (14 November 1931 – 23 April 2006) was an English film and television actress. Her name at birth was Jennifer Jones, which she altered in order to avoid confusion with Jennifer Jones, the Hollywood actress.

Biography

Jennifer Jayne (14 November 1931 – 23 April 2006) was an English film and television actress. Her name at birth was Jennifer Jones, which she altered in order to avoid confusion with Jennifer Jones, the Hollywood actress. She was born in Yorkshire to theatrical parents. Her film debut was a minor walk-on in Once a Jolly Swagman (1948), followed by The Blue Lamp (1949). Both of these starred Dirk Bogarde and she also appeared in the mystery The Black Widow, in 1951, with Anthony Forwood, Bogardes lifelong partner. After guest appearances in the television series The Adventures of Robin Hood (1956), The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956), Sword of Freedom (1957), and Danger Man (1961), she was cast as the heros wife in the next historical adventure series from the film-making division of Lew Grades The Adventures of William Tell. She was a romantic lead in Raising the Wind (1961), set in a music academy; she was also the leading lady in a Norman Wisdom vehicle, On the Beat (1962). She married art director Peter Mullins in 1958; they remained married until her death in 2006.