Barbara Jane Horrocks was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, on January 18, 1964. Horrocks is an actress of British descent. She appeared in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous in the roles of Bubble and Katy Grin. She received a nomination for the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her work as the main character in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. For her work in the movie version of Little Voice, she additionally received nominations for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

Jane Early Life

Horrocks is the daughter of Barbara, who works in a hospital, and John Horrocks, who works in sales. Among her three siblings, she was the youngest. She went to Balladen County Primary School, which is now Fearns County Secondary School. Jane studied with Imogen Stubbs and Ralph Fiennes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Oldham College. She started her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Jane Horrocks Net Worth

Jane Horrocks has a $9 million net worth as an English actress, vocalist, musician, and performer. She appeared in more than 100 movies and TV shows. From 1995 to 1998, she played Flossie on the show Crapston Villas. This amount of wealth has been accumulated by her as a result of her successful acting career.

Jane Horrocks Net Worth

Jane Stage Career

Ask for the Moon (Hampstead, 1986), A Collier’s Friday Night (Greenwich, 1987), Valued Friends (Hampstead, 1989), and The Debutante Ball (Hampstead, 1989) are some of the plays that Horrocks has been in. Horrocks warmed up by singing like Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, and Ethel Merman while working on Road, a play directed by Jim Cartwright.

It was so good that Cartwright wrote The Rise and Fall of Little Voice just for her. In 2003’s Sweet Panic, a thriller by Stephen Poliakoff, she played an anxious mother in a power struggle with her son’s therapist. It was her last show on the West End. In 2008, she played the lead role in The Good Soul of Szechuan by Richard Jones at the Young Vic, which got great reviews.

Stage Career

Horrocks performed covers of songs from her youth at London’s Young Vic in 2016’s “If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me.” She sang songs by Joy Division, The Smiths, Buzzcocks, and The Human League. Horne played Ella Khan in the London production of East Is East at Trafalgar Studios in October 2014. The show was part of Jamie Lloyd’s Trafalgar Transformed season.

Jane Horrocks Career As Actress

Critics praised her work in the 1990 movie Life Is Sweet. Then, she won an award for her role in the West End play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, in which she sang all the songs. Horrocks became famous for her part as Bubble & Katy Grin in the series Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2016). Her stage part came to life in the 1998 movie Little Voice. Horrocks and Prunella Scales were in ads for the UK grocery store group Tesco for ten years. In April 2009, she appeared as the voice of the BBC Two show The Speaker.

Horrocks played the lead role in the BBC TV drama Gracie! in 2009. The show focused on Gracie Fields’s life during World War II. Television roles in Absolutely Fabulous, Victoria Wood – We’d Quite Like to Apologize, Bad Girl, Boon, Heartland, Hunting Venus, La Nonna, Leaving Home, Never Mind the Horrocks, Nightlife, Wyrd Sisters, and Foxbusters are some of her other TV work. Horrocks competed on The Great Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC Two on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. It served as the star version of The Great British Bake Off and was hosted by Jo Brand to help raise money for the charity Sport Relief.

Career As Actress

The other contestants were Greg Rutherford, an Olympic athlete, Kirsty Young, a TV and radio host, and Jason Gardiner, a dancer. On May 9, 2015, she read at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London. The reading aired live on BBC1. She provided the voice of the Tubby Phone in the 2015 reboot of the popular British kids’ TV show Teletubbies. She became the lead in the Sky comedy series Bloods in 2021.

Horrocks Audio Artist Journey

The films Chicken Run, Christmas Carol: The Movie, Corpse Bride, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, and Tinker Bell have all utilized Horrock’s voiceovers. She also did the voice of Fenchurch on the radio and in BBC Radio 4’s audio version of Douglas Adams’ comic book series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. For Comic Relief, she did the character of Donner in all three Robbie the Reindeer movies.

Horrocks made the CD Further Adventures of Little Voice in 2000, and she sang on it like her favorite rock stars. There are duets with Ewan McGregor, Robbie Williams, and Dean Martin on the album. Robbie Williams covered the Bobby Darin song “Things” for Horrocks’s record Swing When You’re Winning the next year.

Jane Horrocks Personal Life

Horrocks has two kids with writer Nick Vivian, who she broke up with in 2017 after 21 years of marriage. After splitting up with actor Danny Webb in 2021, she now lives by herself in a regency-style flat in Brighton that features a view of the English Channel.

She was previously in relationships with director Sam Mendes and singer and actor Ian Dury. For BBC Radio 4, she created the drama Love Pants: Ian Dury & Jane Horrocks in 2022, based on her diaries and his love letters to her during their one-year relationship when she was 23 years old. They stayed friends until he died in 2000.

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