Carr, Jane 1950–

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Carr, Jane 1950–


Born August 13, 1950, in Loughton, Essex, England; daughter of Patrick (a steel erector) and Gwendoline Rose (a post office employee; maiden name, Clark) Carr; married Mark Arnott (an actor), May 30, 1987; children: Dashel James. Education: Attended Arts Educational School, London; trained at Corona Stage School, London.

Career: Actress and voice performer. Interim Theatre for the Deaf, president, 1979–81; appeared in television commercial for Cottonelle paper products, 1999.

Member: British Actors' Equity Association, British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Awards, Honors: DramaLogue Award and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actress in a play, 1987, both for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; Los Angeles Theatre Critics Award, c. 1995, for She Stoops to Conquer; Laurence Olivier Award nominations, Society of West End Theatre, for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Once a Catholic.


Television Appearances; Series:

Gillian "Pudding" Page-Wood, It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling, 1971.

Louise Mercer, Dear John (also known as Dear John USA), NBC, 1988–92.

Voices of Pudin and other characters, Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2001–2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Maisie, Daphne Laureola (also known as Laurence Olivier Presents: "Daphne Laureola"), 1978.

Myra, The Return of the Shaggy Dog, 1987.

Maxine Faggle, Class Cruise, NBC, 1989.

Charlene Voss, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990.

Renee Nurian, Perry Mason: The Case of the Posthumous Painter (also known as Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing), NBC, 1992.

Cassie O'Leary, Here Come the Munsters, Fox, 1995.

Julia, Dad, the Angel & Me, The Family Channel, 1995.

Mrs. Sitgood, London Suite (also known as Neil Simon's "London Suite"), NBC, 1996.

You Lucky Dog, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Mrs. Kramer, "Trial by Media," An American Daughter, Lifetime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ruby, To Sir, with Love, 1974.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1990.

Judge, National Lampoon's Comedy Playoffs, Showtime, 1990.

Prime minister, Evil Con Carne, Cartoon Network, 2000.

Also appeared in The Higgler; The School Mistress; Singles Night; Song of Songs; Starting Out; and What Mad Pursuit, BBC.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Open Invitation," Crown Court, 1973.

Joan, "The Wages of Sin," Upstairs, Downstairs, 1973.

Joan, "A Family Gathering," Upstairs, Downstairs, 1973.

Singer, Cloud Burst, 1974.

Singer, The King's Dragon, 1977.

Rita, "National Pelmet," Minder, 1980.

Helen Havershim, "Kay's Old Love," The Tracey Ullman Show, 1987.

Mrs. Bertram, "Boys II Mensa," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1993.

Debbie, The Mommies, NBC, 1993.

Violet Prince, "It's Not Easy Being Brown," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993.

Glynnis, "Saint Ellen," Ellen, ABC, 1994.

Timov, "Soul Mates," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), TNT, 1994.

Hillary, "Mad About You: Parts 1 & 2," Mad About You, NBC, 1995.

Margo, "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Stereo," Bless This House, CBS, 1996.

Claire Bennett, "Driving Mr. DeCarlo," Wings, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Booth, "Caroline and the Ombudsman," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1997.

Hairdresser, "Pride and Prejudice," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1997.

Herself, "The Cameo Episode," George & Leo, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Bull, "Sabrina Claus," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1997.

The ticket agent, "The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2," Friends, NBC, 1998.

Mrs. White, "Cher and Cher Alike," Clueless, UPN, 1998.

Ms. Ludke, "Bring In 'da Milo, Bring In 'da Robyn," Getting Personal, Fox, 1998.

Receptionist, "Two Guys, a Girl, and Oxford," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Voice of Inge, "Arnold Betrays Iggy/Helga and the Nanny," Hey Arnold! (animated), 1998.

Nurse Rebecca, "Privacy," Thanks, CBS, 1999.

Mrs. Joseph, "Moon over Kindergarten," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.

Voice of Mama Cosma, "Father Time!/Apartnership!," The Fairly OddParents (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Lorraine, "Without Reservations," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Elizabeth, "Dog Days," Becker, CBS, 2001.

Fran Metzgar, "The Shrimp Incident," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001.

Fran Metzgar, "The Doll," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001.

Fran Metzgar, "The Massage," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001.

Mary Reed, "Silent Enemy," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise), UPN, 2002.

Voices of the villager and Marie, "Howl," The Mummy: The Animated Series (animated; also known as The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai), The WB, 2002.

Mrs. Bateman, "French Lessons," Family Affair, The WB, 2002.

Maid Martha, "Ye Olde Freedom Inn," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Robin Jenkins, "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame," Monk, USA Network, 2003.

Patricia, "Kung Fu Divas," Eve, UPN, 2005.

Voice, "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2005.

Nora, "The New and Improved Lorelai Gilmore," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The WB, 2005.

Nora, "Always a Godmother, Never a God," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The WB, 2005.

Nora, "We've Got Magic to Do," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The WB, 2005.

Museum director, "Bones of Contention," Numb3rs (also known as Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

Also appeared as Amanda Muldoon, The Crew, Fox; and voice for "Now Comes the Submariner," Fantastic Four, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Other:

June, The Sad Decline of Arthur Maybury 1969.

Madge Brailsford, Love Among the Artists (miniseries), 1979.

Nurse Rebecca, Thanks (pilot), CBS, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Pippa, The Spider's Web, Sheffield Playhouse, Sheffield, England, 1964.

(London debut) Mary McGregor, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Wyndham's Theatre, 1965.

(Broadway debut) Fanny Squeers, Miss Snevelilli, and Peg Sliderskew, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Broadhurst Theatre, 1986.

Poppy, A Small Family Business, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1992.

She Stoops to Conquer, Los Angeles production, 1995.

Laura Bush, Stuff Happens, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2005.

Also appeared in Friends of Dorothy, Lovers Dancing, Mother's Day, Once a Catholic, and What the Butler Saw, all West End productions; As You Like It, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Look Out, Here Comes Trouble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Money, Much Ado about Nothing, Our Friends in the North, Peter Pan, Poppy, and The Twin Rivals, all Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; The Merchant of Venice and The Way of the World, both Chichester Festival, Chichester, England; and Spring Awakening and The Ticket of Leave Man, both National Theatre, London.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Mary McGregor, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.

Lotte Von Ornstein, Something for Everyone (also known as Black Flowers for the Bride and The Rook), National General, 1970.

Angie Dickson, Danny Jones, 1971.

Woman (Pecker), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Museum official, Blue Streak (also known as Der Diamanten-Cop), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Nancy, Deal of a Lifetime, 1999.

Nurse Danza, Crazy as Hell, DEJ Productions, 2002.

Mrs. Whitney, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (also known as Garfield 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Film Work; Additional Voices:

Treasure Planet, 2002.

Finding Nemo (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2003.


Video Games:

Voices, Blood Omen II: Legacy of Kain, Eidos Interactive, 2002.

Voice of Moria McTaggert, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Activision, 2005.

Voice, The Da Vinci Code, 2k Games, 2006.