Jane Horrocks
British actor
Jane Horrocks
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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Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Rush, The Call, Sunshine On Leith
Biggleswade Today - about 3 years
I’m not a big fan of motor sport, but there was a time when Formula 1 was interesting and thrilling, not the procession it is today. The 1976 F1 Championship season was dominated by the fierce rivalry between two contrasting racers. In one car there was daredevil British driver James Hunt, the boozing blond ladies’ man, nicknamed ‘Hunt the Shunt’ because of his slap-happy racing style. And then there was Niki Lauda, the nerdy, methodical Austrian defending champion known as ‘The Rat’. Director Ron Howard captures the characters of the pair in zippy biopic RUSH (15: Studio Canal), helped greatly by near-perfect performances from a swaggering Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and a scowling Daniel Bruhl playing Lauda. The action surrounds the German Grand Prix when Lauda crashed and burned, forcing a three-race lay-off while he was brought back from the dead, allowing Hunt a shot at the title. The screenplay is faithful to the facts and respectful of both drivers without getting bogged down ...
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KEITH NEWBERY Hair today, gone tomorrow – but a toupee is never a good look...
Chichester Observer - almost 5 years
T he cure for hair loss has been ‘five years away’ for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’ve gone seriously bald waiting for it. During that time I’ve resisted imprecations to rub my pate with goose fat, dowse it in a seaweed solution, stand on my head to improve the blood flow or attempt to rejuvenate the follicles by investing in stuff with names like scalpgro or nuhair4u. I’ve ignored theories that a wilting barnet is due to tight hats, lack of carnal activity, excessive shampooing or sleeping with the bed on a north-south axis. I used to scoff at suggestions that only great thinkers or great lovers went bald – but oddly enough, the idea has become more attractive with each passing year and each tumbling tress. But baldness has never been a condition which has caused me undue concern, because in the great scheme of things I’d rather lose my hair than any other part of my body. However, I sympathise with those poor wretches who scrutinise their combs every morning with a grow ...
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Something to Say with Keith Newbery: I’d rather lose my hair than any other part of my body
Eastbourne Herald - almost 5 years
A CURE for hair loss has been ‘five years away’ for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’ve gone seriously bald waiting for it. During that time I’ve resisted imprecations to rub my pate with goose fat, dowse it in a seaweed solution, stand on my head to improve the blood flow or attempt to rejuvenate the follicles by investing in stuff with names like Scalpgro or NuHair4U. I’ve ignored theories that a wilting barnet is due to tight hats, lack of carnal activity, excessive shampooing or sleeping with the bed on a north-south axis. I used to scoff at suggestions that only great thinkers or great lovers went bald – but oddly enough, the idea has become more attractive with each passing year and each tumbling tress. But baldness has never been a condition which has caused me undue concern, because in the great scheme of things I’d rather lose my hair than any other part of my body. However, I sympathise with those poor wretches who scrutinise their combs every morning with a growing ...
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; New 'Absolutely Fabulous'
NYTimes - over 5 years
They're coming back, sweeties: Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon, the foul-mouthed, fashionably wasted ladies portrayed by Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in the comedy series ''Absolutely Fabulous,'' will return to television in a series of anniversary specials, the BBC said on Monday. Created by Ms. Saunders, the original ''Absolutely Fabulous''
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David Tennant & Billie Piper Reunite For BBC Drama - Britscene
Google News - over 5 years
The tenth Doctor and his assistant, David Tennant and Billie Piper are set to reunite on our TV screens next year in a new BBC Drama Love Life that will also feature Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous), Ashley Walters (Outcasts) and David Morrissey
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Doctor Who's David Tennant and Billie Piper back on TV together - Now Magazine Online
Google News - over 5 years
The pair will reunite in new BBC drama Love Life - a partly improvised series about the relationships going on in one town - which also stars Jane Horrocks and David Morrissey. 'It features some of our very best acting talent working in a way we've
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Andrew Martin: Leave Anne Hathaway alone – even I can't do a Yorkshire accent - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Jane Horrocks and Prunella Scales came over all Last of the Summer Wine in that Tesco advert about fish, and Sean Bean is the voice of O2: "Surprises of all sizes, every time yer top up." In an increasingly atomised and globalised world,
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David Tennant and Billie Piper reunite for new BBC romantic drama - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Love Life, also starring Jane Horrocks, David Morrissey and Ashley Walters, will focus on five affairs in one town. It is also a first for BBC1 with “improvised” scenes. Mr Stephenson said: “It features some of our very best acting talent working in a
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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Oxford Times
Google News - over 5 years
This will be understood by anyone familiar with the film version starring Jane Horrocks as the withdrawn, perhaps autistic, chanteuse of the title and Michael Caine as the seedy agent who exploits her talents — as well as the boozy availability of her
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Absolutely Fabulous Actress Jane Horrocks To Star In Sky Atlantic comedy This ... - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Jane Horrocks has revealed more about her guest role in new comedy This Is Jinsy. The Absolutely Fabulous actress is among the many impressive names to sign up for a cameo in the Sky Atlantic comedy, the first from writing and
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Trollied, Sky 1, Thursday Superheroes of Suburbia, Channel 4, Friday - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
For there were Jane Horrocks and Mark Addy in a supermarket. Only now they're staff rather than customers, and working in the budget paradise of Valco rather than advertising Tesco. But, you know, every little helps, and a sense of familiarity as a
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Jane Horrocks: 'X Factor is distinctly average' - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Absolutely Fabulous star Jane Horrocks is back in Sky 1's Trollied. She talks to Chris Harvey about X Factor, swearing in Richmond, and turning down the chance to play Little Voice again. By Chris Harvey Supermarkets have figured large in the career of ... - -
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It's time to check-out what Jane's really said - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
The horror of Jane Horrocks' "attack" on Tesco (for which she was the "face" and "voice" for many years) and its customers is all bit too pat. Biting the hand that feeds her ... snobbery ... looking down her luvvie nose ... betraying her
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Joanna Page to star in new Sky1 school comedy - British Comedy Guide
Google News - over 5 years
Other comedy shows in development at Sky include SPY, a sitcom starring Robert Lindsay; The Café, a comedy starring The Royle Family's Ralf Little; and a surreal sitcom called This Is Jinsy. Trollied, a supermarket set sitcom starring Jane Horrocks and
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Jamie Oliver decides to 'Try Something New' - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
... in their bargain-basement stores likewise Ricky Tomlinson with Farm Foods while Kerry Katona became the face and body of Iceland, and of course Tesco have hired a host of stars over the years including Barbara Windsor, Jane Horrocks and Terry Wogan
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Coming Up: Rough Skin - C4, 11.10pm - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
And it provides the chance for newbies to bag a big star (one landed Jane Horrocks – we'll see the results in this series). Tonight, writer Laura Lomas hit the talented actress jackpot with Lorraine Ashbourne and This Is England's brilliant Vicky
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TV highlights for July - MSN TV UK
Google News - over 5 years
Jane Horrocks leads the line in Sky One's new eight-part sitcom set in a budget supermarket in the north west of England. On the face of it, this sounds like a nicely observed slice of life and should be well worth watching
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Tate Movie Project "The Itch of the Golden Nit" Hits Screens Across the United ... - Art Daily
Google News - over 5 years
The website (www.tatemovie.co.uk) was inundated with suggestions and the film contains cameos by David Tennant, Jane Horrocks, David Hockney, Stacey Solomon, Pixie Lott, Zane Lowe, Matt Baker, Joe Swash Craig Revel-Horwood, Dick and Dom and more
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Horrocks
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 51
    In 2015 she supplied the voice of the Tubby Phone in the reboot of the popular British children's television series Teletubbies.
    More Details Hide Details Horrocks lives with playwright Nick Vivian in Twickenham with their children, son Dylan and daughter Molly.
    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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  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 50
    In October 2014, Horrocks will play Ella Khan in the London revival of East is East at Trafalgar Studios as part of Jamie Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed season.
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    On Tuesday 14 January 2014, Horrocks appeared as a contestant in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC Two.
    More Details Hide Details This programme is the celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off, whose purpose is to help raise money for the charity Sport Relief, and was hosted by Jo Brand. The other contestants were: TV and radio presenter Kirsty Young, choreographer Jason Gardiner, and Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford.
  • 2011
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Or sometimes you can have rather a lot of chavs in, and that gets a bit scary.' Writers Julie Burchill and Barbara Allen branded Horrocks snobbish and hypocritical for her comments, drawing particular attention to the fact that Horrocks had famously fronted a series of adverts for the supermarket chain in the 1990s.
  • 2009
    Age 45
    Also in 2009, Horrocks took the lead in the BBC TV production Gracie!, a drama portraying the life of Gracie Fields during World War II and her relationship with the Italian-born director Monty Banks (played by Tom Hollander).
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    She narrated BBC Two's television series The Speaker in April 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 42
    She was the subject of an episode of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details That year she played the title role in The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, a drama about a woman elected prime minister. For 10 years, Horrocks appeared with Prunella Scales in commercials for the UK supermarket chain Tesco.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in Richard Jones's critically acclaimed production of The Good Soul of Szechuan at the Young Vic in 2008, and was reunited with Jones in a new musical production of Annie Get Your Gun, which opened at the Young Vic in October 2009.In 2016s If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me Horrocks revisited the songs of her youth, to sing versions of tracks by the likes of Joy Division, The Smiths, Buzzcocks and The Human League at London’s Young Vic. Horrocks's voiceovers have been used on Chicken Run (2000), Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), Corpse Bride (2005), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) and Tinker Bell (2008) (in which she was Fairy Mary; she reprises the role in the Tinker Bell sequels), and on radio as Fenchurch in the audio adaptation of Douglas Adams' science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for BBC Radio 4. She has voiced Donner in all three Robbie the Reindeer films in aid of Comic Relief.
  • 2000
    Age 36
    In 2000, Horrocks made the CD Further Adventures of Little Voice, again singing in the style of favourite divas.
    More Details Hide Details The recording includes duets with Ewan McGregor, Robbie Williams and Dean Martin. Horrocks collaborated once more with Robbie Williams the following year, for a cover of the Bobby Darin song "Things" on Williams's album Swing When You're Winning. Horrocks has appeared on stage in Ask for the Moon (Hampstead, 1986), A Collier's Friday Night (Greenwich, 1987), Valued Friends (Hampstead, 1989), and The Debutante Ball (Hampstead, 1989). She appeared in Catherine Cookson's The Fifteen Streets, alongside Sean Bean and Owen Teale in 1989, Our Own Kind (Bush, 1991), Deadly Advice (Fletcher, 1993), Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse, 1994), Macbeth (Greenwich Theatre, 1995) and Absurd Person Singular (Garrick Theatre, 2007).
  • 1998
    Age 34
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Age 0
    Born on January 18, 1964.
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