Jane Horrocks

Born Jan 18, 1964

Barbara Jane Horrocks is an English voice, stage, screen and television actress, voice artist, musician, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Bubble" in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous as well as her distinctive voice.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Horrocks.


1964 Birth Born on January 18, 1964.


1992 28 Years Old She was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1992 West End production, directed by her boyfriend Sam Mendes.


1998 34 Years Old She reprised her role in the 1998 screen adaptation, Little Voice, which earned nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Motion Picture, and the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress.
2000 36 Years Old In 2000, Horrocks made the CD Further Adventures of Little Voice, again singing in the style of favourite divas. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old Her last West End appearance was in Sweet Panic, the 2003 Stephen Poliakoff drama in which she portrayed a neurotic mother locked in a battle of wills with her disturbed son's psychologist. … Read More


2006 42 Years Old …  She was the subject of an episode of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? in 2006. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old 1 More Event
She narrated BBC Two's television series The Speaker in April 2009.
2011 47 Years Old In 2011, Horrocks caused minor controversy by admitting to no longer shopping in Tesco, stating that '(t)here's always a set type of people doing their shopping... whether it's pensioners holding everyone up or screeching kids. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old 1 More Event
On Tuesday 14 January 2014, Horrocks appeared as a contestant in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC Two. … Read More
2015 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On 9 May 2015 she gave a reading at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London that was broadcast live on BBC1.
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