About Janie Dee

 

Janie is an award-winning British actress, singer and musical theatre performer, characterised by her extraordinary versatility in acclaimed work on stage, film, television and radio. Her career embraces everything from Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe, to revivals of classic plays at the Bath Festival, directed by Sir Peter Hall, acclaimed performances in modern dramas and comedies, and leading roles in classic musicals, both in the West End and major regional theatres. Janie is also a passionate champion of new writing. In addition, she regularly performs her own witty and sophisticated cabaret at leading venues including Crazy Coqs, The Hippodrome, The Pheasantry, the St James Studio, Aldeburgh Festival and the 'Divas at the Donmar' season.

 

Janie has worked closely with contemporary playwrights, particularly Alan Ayckbourn and Michael Frayn, and the late Harold Pinter in numerous productions and has become a renowned interpreter of their work. In recent years, she has also worked with the next generation of outstanding emerging playwrights, including Lucy Kirkwood, whose acclaimed new play NSFW was premiered at The Royal Court in 2012 and for which Janie received her fourth Olivier Award nomination, this time as Best Supporting Actress in a Play, for her performance as glossy womens' magazine editor, Miranda.

 

Janie is increasingly expanding her work in film and television and has recently completed two feature films; Dare To Be Wild, set in Ireland and written and directed by Vivienne Decourcy and The Trouble With Dot and Harry, opposite Neil Morrissey, written and directed by Sundance Festival Grand Prize-winner, Gary Walkow.

 

Janie won the three most prestigious awards in British Theatre; the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Play, as well as the Obie and Theatre World Best Newcomer Award in New York, for her hilarious and heartbreaking performance as  Jacie Triplethree in Alan Ayckbourn's Comic Potential. She also received the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in Nicholas Hytner's acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at the National Theatre and the TMA UK Theatre Award 2013 for Best Performance in a Musical for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! at Curve, Leicester.

 

In 2014 Janie appeared in the London premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together at the St James Theatre, delighted audiences and critics in the acclaimed West End revival of Noel Coward's classic Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre, starring legendary stage, film and television star, Dame Angela Lansbury and played Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Dominic Dromgoole in the Shakespeare's Globe tour of Asia and Russia. The following year, she played Desiree Armfeldt in a 40th anniversary concert performance of Sondheim's A Little Night Music at the Palace Theatre, Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road at Salisbury Playhouse, starred in a rare revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah Wilderness! at the Young Vic and as Irina Arkadina in Chekov's The Seagull at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, directed by Matthew Dunster. 

 

In Spring 2016, Janie starred in the West End transfer of Tony-nominted, hit Broadway play Hand To God by Robert Askins at the Vaudeville Theatre, alongside Neil Pearson, Harry Melling, Jemima Ropper and Kevin Mains (Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy) and in September she played Cleopatra and Beatrice with Shakespeare's Globe in two concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which was reprised at London's Barbican in October with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. 

Janie has just completed a critically acclaimed run playing the title role in Linda by Penelope Skinner at Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, and has just starred as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies at the National Theatre London, opposite Imelda Staunton as Sally Durant Plummer and Philip Quast as Benjamin Stone. Janie has been nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Follies.

'The show’s glory is Janie Dee. She plays all the layers simultaneously: incredulous and wistful, chilly and carnal. Is she the best actor in Britain? Could be.' Putting It Together - David Jays, Sunday Times Culture

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'Is there a more enchanting actress on the British stage than Janie Dee? She combines good nature, good humour, an unforced charm and un-selfconscious sensuality with a sense of mischief.The Little Hut - Benedict Nightingale, The Times

Theatre

Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike

Pinter at the Pinter Four

Monogamy
Linda

Hand To God

The Seagull

Ah Wilderness!

84 Charing Cross Road

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Blithe Spirit

​​NSFW                                        
Noises Off                                  
Private Lives                             
All's Well That Ends Well       

A Month In The Country       ​

The Little Hut                            ​

Calendar Girls                            ​

The Apple Cart                          ​

Woman In Mind                      

Twelfth Night                            

Shadowlands                            

Old Times                                   ​

Donkeys Years                          ​

Celebration                               

Old Times                                    ​

Much Ado About Nothing     ​

Betrayal                                     

Design For Living                      ​

Three Sisters                              

Comic Potential                         ​

Comic Potential                       ​

House / Garden                        ​

Women of Troy                         ​

Johnny On A Spot                   ​

The Soldiers                               

Romeo & Juliet                          ​

Masha

Maria/Milly

Caroline Mortimer
Linda

Margery

Irina Arkadina

Essie Miller

Helene Hanff

Titania/Hippolyta

Ruth

Miranda

Belinda

Amanda

Countess of Rousillon

Natalya

Susan

Annie

Orinthia

Susan

Olivia

Joy Gresham

Kate

Lady Driver

Suki

Kate

Beatrice

Emma

Gilda

Masha

Jacie

Jacie

Joanna Mace

Helen of Troy

Julie Glynn

Marie Wesener

Lady Capulet​

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Harold Pinter Theatre

Park Theatre/UK Tour

Manhattan Theatre Club

Vaudeville Theatre

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Young Vic

Salisbury Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe Tour (Asia & Russia)

Gielgud Theatre

The Royal Court

Old Vic/Novello Theatre

Nottingham Playhouse

The Globe Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

UK Tour

Noel Coward Theatre

Theatre Royal Bath

Stephen Joseph & Vaudeville Theatre

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Wyndhams Theatre / National Tour

National Tour

Comedy Theatre

Gate Dublin / Albery Theatre

Gate Dubin

Theatre Royal Bath

Duchess Theatre / National Tour

Bath Festival / UK Tour

Chichester Festival Theatre

Manhattan Theatre Club

Lyric Theatre / Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre

RNT

RNT

RNT Studio

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Walter Bobbie

Lyndsey Turner/Ed Stambollouian

Alastair Whatley

Lynne Meadow

Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Matthew Dunster

Natalie Abrahami

James Roose-Evans

Dominic Dromgoole

Michael Blakemore

Simon Goodwin

Lindsay Posner

Giles Croft

John Dove

Jonathan Kent

Tim Luscombe

Hamish McColl

Peter Hall

Alan Ayckbourn

Edward Dick

Michael Barker-Caven

Peter Hall

Jeremy Sams

Alan Standford

Michael Caven

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Loveday Ingram

​John Tillenger

Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

Annie Castledine

Richard Eyre

William Gaskill

Judi Dench​

Musical Theatre

Follies

A Little Night Music

Putting It Together

A Little Night Music

Hello Dolly                                 
The King and I                          
Mack & Mabel                          

Anyone Can Whistle               ​

Divas At The Donmar             
My One & Only                        

Paradise Moscow          

Carousel                                    

South Pacific                            

The Sound Of Music              

Love Songs For Shopkeepers

Enter The Guardsman         

Shakespeare Revue              

They're Playing Our Song    

Mercury Workshop Revue  

A Connecticut Yankee            

Dreams From A Summerhouse

Between The Lines                 

Sophisticated Ladies             

Showboat                                 

Cats                                             

Can Can                                     

Oklahoma!                               

Cabaret    

                                                   

Phyllis Rogers Stone

Desiree Armfeldt

Woman One

Desiree Armfeldt

Dolly Levi

Anna

Mabel Normand

Fay Apple

One Woman Show

Edythe

Lydochka

Carrie Pipperidge

Nelly Forbush

Maria

Michelle​

The Actress​

Various

Sonia​

​Various

Sandy

Amanda​

Jenny

​Various

Ellie May Chipley

Bombularina

Claudine

Ado Annie

Gussy, Helga, u/s Sally Bowles

National Theatre

Palace Theatre

G Live, Guildford / St James Theatre

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Criterion Theatre / Tour

Bridewell Theatre

Donmar Theatre

Chichester Festival / Piccadilly Theatre

Opera North

Royal National Theatre

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Donmar Warehouse

RSC (The Pit) & Vaudeville Theatre

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Etcetera Theatre

Gielgud Theatre / National Tour

London Palladium / Tour / RSC Opera North

New London Theatre

Strand Theatre

National Tour

Strand Theatre

Dominic Cooke

Alastair Knights

Alastair Knights

Alastair Knights

Paul Kerryson

Paul Kerryson

John Doyle

Michael Gielta

Loveday Ingram

David Pountney

Nicholas Hytner

Deborah Paige

David Sulkin

Alan Ayckbourn

Jeremy Sams

Luscombe / McKee

Alan Ayckbourn

Julia McKenzie

Ian Talbot

Alan Ayckbourn

Vivienne Cozens

Roger Haines

Ian Judge

Gillian Lynne

David Taylor

Eoin McManus

Gillian Lynne​

Theatre Awards & Nominations

Olivier Award Nomination (2018) - Best Actress in a Musical for Follies

WhatsOnStage Awards Nomination (2017) - Best Actress in a Musical for Follies

Evening Standard Theatre Awards Nomination (2017) - Best Musical Performance for Follies

Olivier Award Nomination (2016) - Best New Comedy for Hand To God

TMA UK Theatre Award Winner (2013) - Best Performance in  a Musical for Hello, Dolly!

Olivier Award Nomination (2013) - Best Supporting Actress in a play for NSFW​

Olivier Award Nomination (2011) - Best Revival of a Play for Noises Off

Olivier Award Nomination (2003) - Best Actress in a Musical for My One And Only​​

Obie Award (2001) - Distinguished Performance by an Actress for Comic Potential

Olivier Award Winner (2000) - Best Actress​ for Comic Potential

London Evening Standard Award Winner (1999) - Best Actress for Comic Potential

Critics Circle Award Winner (1999) - Best Actress for Comic Potential

Olivier Award Winner (1993) - Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Carousel

In Concert & Cabaret

Looking Forward with Janie Dee

On Reflection - Cast of Follies

Don't Tell Me Not To Fly

Janie Dee at the BBC - CD Launch

Janie Dee Off The Record

Janie Dee & The Gentlemen

Schmitt: Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare At The Bowl

Christmas At Home With Janie Dee

Word/Play Coffee Concert

Kings Of Broadway

Dream Queen

Janie Dee in Cabaret

A Little Night Music In Concert

Janie Dee

That Obscure Hurt

Janie Dee

Satin Doll

Janie Dee

Concert for Prince's Trust

Seasons Of Love 

Concert for H.M. The Queen

P G Wodehouse Concert

Janie Dee & Jason Carr

Divas At The Donmar

Cabaret

Cabaret

Cabaret

CD Launch

Cabaret

Cabaret

Concert

Concert

Cabaret

Concert

Gala Concert

London Festival of Cabaret

Cabaret

Gala Concert

Cabaret

Concert

Cabaret

Cabaret

Cabaret

Concert

Charity Concert

Concert

Concert

Cabaret

Concert

The Pheasantry

Underbelly Festival, Southbank

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

Crazy Coqs - Live at Zedel

Crazy Coqs - Live at Zedel

The Pheasantry

Barbican

The Hollywood Bowl

Crazy Coqs

King's Place

Palace Theatre

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Crazy Coqs

Palace Theatre

The Pheasantry

Aldeburgh Festival

St James Studio

Crazy Coqs

Hippodrome

St James Palace

Royal Albert Hall

St James Palace

Wigmore Hall

Pizza On The Park

Donmar Warehouse

 

Stefan Bednarczyk

Janie Dee / Josh Seymour

Tara Wilkinson

Paul Robinson / Steve Clark

Joe Beighton

Paul Robinson / Steve Clark

Sakari Oramo/Iqbal Khan

Bramwell Tovey/Iqbal Khan

Alastair Knights / Alexander Bermange

Lucy Parham / Alex Parker

Alastair Knights / Alex Parker

Alastair Knights / Ben Atkinson

Ben Atkinson

Alastair Knights / Alex Parker

Ben Atkinson

Guy Barker

Ben Atkinson

Ben Atkinson

Alexander Bermange

Chris Luscombe / Michael Haslam

Hugh Wooldrige / Kevin Amos

Chris Luscombe / Michael Haslam

Steve Lier

Jason Carr

Gareth Valentine

Television

Crashing

In Love With Shakespeare   

Southbank Show (Peter Hall)
A Tribute To Harold Pinter     
Celebration                                

The Murder Room                  

Death In Holy Orders             ​

Midsomer Murders             ​

House Of Cards/The Live Show

Heartbeat                                   ​

Little White Lies                        ​

London's Burning (8 episodes)

Spy Watch                                 

The Bill                                        ​

Love Hurts                                ​

Cara

​Various

Beatrice (Much Ado)

Emma

Suki

Emma Lavenham

Emma Lavenham

Caroline Harrington

​Paula​

Sylvia

Helen

Remy

Various

Sandra

Dr. Megan Hood​

Big Talk Productions, C4

Sky Arts

ITV

Arena, BBC4

Parallel Films, Channel 4

BBC 1

BBC 1

Bentley Productions, ITV

Warner Bros LA

ITV Studios

BBC

LWT, ITV

BBC

Talkback Thames, ITV

Alomo Productions, BBC 1

George Kay​

 

Peter Hall

Ian Rickson

Joghn Crowley

Diarmuid Lawrence

Jonny Campbell

David Tucker

Sam Simon

Diana Patrick

Philip Savile

Gerry Mill/James Hazeldine

Betan Morris-Evans

Roger Bamford​

Film

The Trouble With Dot And Harry

Dare To Be Wild

The Bathroom

Me And Orson Welles               
Out Of The Cold (The Virtuoso)                                    

Diane

Marigold

 

Mrs Samuels

Consul's Secretary

 

Treasure / Worldview Entertainment

Scorched Spoon Productions

Cinemax Productions

Old Town Pictures

Gary Walkow

Vivienne Decourcy

Sam Peter Jackson

Richard Linklater

Aleksandr Buravskiy

Workshops and Master Classes

The Art of Performance

This Is My Family

Peter Brook Workshop

Twelfth Night Workshop

Oresteia Workshop

ID - One Woman Show

Hippodrome, London

Sheffield Crucible

NT Studio

NT Studio

NT Studio

NT Studio

London Festival of Cabaret

Daniel Evans

​Peter Brook

Sean Mathias / Ian McKellen

Lawrence Boswell / Paddy​

With new writers George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Dillie Keane, Eric Angus, James McConnel, Tudor Davies

Radio & Recordings

The Dancing Years

Janie Dee at the BBC

That Obscure Hurt

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Skios

From Russia With Love

The Double

Man Of The Moment

Dr No

Forever Mine

The Vissicitudes Of Evangeline

Under The Net

The Gay Divorce

Carousel

Finian's Rainbow

Salad Days

Bob Holness Requests The Pleasure

Shakespeare Revue

Can Can

Cabaret​

Narrator

Solo Album

Narrator

Moneypenny

Georgie

Moneypenny

Herself

Trudie Parks

Moneypenny

Angela

Evangeline​

Mimi

Carrie Pipperidge

Sharon

Jane​

Claudine

Gussy, Helga​

Jay Records

Auburn Jam Music

BBC Radio 3

Jarvis & Ayres / BBC

Jarvis & Ayres / BBC

Jarvis & Ayres / BBC

BBC Radio 3 / Words & Music

Jarvis & Ayres / BBC

Jarvis & Ayres / BBC

Jarvis & Ayres / BBC

BBC​

BBC

BBC

BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 2

EMI/Unique Broadcasting

BBC Radio 2​

That's Entertainment Records

Strand Theatre

Piccadilly Theatre

John Yap

Steve Clark

Guy Barker

Martin Jarvis

Martin Jarvis

Martin Jarvis

Tony Cheevers

Martin Jarvis

Martin Jarvis

Martin Jarvis

Marilyn Imrie / Catherine Baileys

Catherine Baileys

Ian Marshall Fisher

John Langridge

John Langridge

john Tideman

John Yapp

David Taylor

Gillian Lynne​

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