The Info List - Jane Lapotaire

Jane Elizabeth Marie Lapotaire (née Burgess; 26 December 1944) is a British actress.


1 Personal life 2 Writing 3 Illness 4 Associations 5 Selected TV and filmography 6 References 7 External links

Personal life[edit] Jane Elizabeth Marie Burgess was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the daughter of Louise Elise (Burgess). Her stepfather, Yves Lapotaire, worked in the oil industry and was originally from Quebec, Canada.[1] She studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
in the 1960s. Her performance in the title role of Marie Curie (1977) first brought her to wide attention. In 1978 she performed the title role Édith Piaf for Pam Gems's play Piaf, directed by Howard Davies for the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon
and in London at the Warehouse Theatre, Covent Garden
Covent Garden
in 1979. Two years later, the show moved to Broadway. Lapotaire won the Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Play that year.[2] She was married to director Roland Joffé
Roland Joffé
from 1974 to 1980;[3] they had one son, screenwriter and director Rowan Joffé (born 1973). Following their divorce, she was for a time the partner of actor Michael Pennington.[4] Writing[edit] Lapotaire has written a number of memoirs: Grace and Favour,[5] Out of Order: A Haphazard Journey Through One Woman's Year,[6] and Everybody's Daughter, Nobody's Child,[7] which includes an account of her childhood growing up in Levington Road, Ipswich. Illness[edit] In 2000 while working in France, Lapotaire suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. She writes about her recovery in Time Out of Mind.[8] Associations[edit] Jane Lapotaire is Honorary President of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Club,[9] and is President of the Friends of Shakespeare's Globe.[citation needed] Selected TV and filmography[edit]

Eleventh Hour (TV series) The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
(TV series) He Knew He Was Right (2004 TV mini-series) – Lady Milborough Bella and the Boys (2004 TV film) – Mrs. Rogers There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000) – Alice Brewer[10] Arabian Nights (2000 TV film) – Miriam Shooting Fish
Shooting Fish
(1997) – Dylan's Headmistress Surviving Picasso
Surviving Picasso
(1996) – Olga Picasso Simisola
(1996 TV film) – Anouk Khoori Johnny and the Dead (1995 TV series) – Mrs. Sylvia Liberty The Alleyn Mysteries (TV series) Love Hurts (TV series) – Diane Warburg (Series 1–2, 1992–1993) Murder in Space (1989 TV film) – Louise Mackey Lady Jane (1986) – Princess/Queen Mary To Catch a King (1984) - Irene Neumann Eureka (1983) – Helen McCann Macbeth (1983 TV film) – Lady Macbeth Antony & Cleopatra (1981 TV film) – Cleopatra[11] The Devil's Crown (1978 TV series) – Aliéner d'Aquitaine One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
(1975) – Miss Prescott Edward the Seventh (1975 TV mini-series) – Empress Marie of Russia Crown Court (TV series) Van der Valk (TV series) The Asphyx
The Asphyx
(1973) – Christina Cunningham Armchair Theatre
Armchair Theatre
(TV series) Love and Mr Lewisham
Love and Mr Lewisham
(1972 TV series) – Miss Heydinger Callan (TV series) Antony and Cleopatra (1972) – Charmian The Edwardians
The Edwardians
(1972 TV mini-series) – Alice Houston Jason King (TV series) Crescendo (1970) – Lillianne


^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/38/Jane-Lapotaire.html Profile], filmreference.com; accessed 26 February 2016. ^ Young, Marielle. "Stars Who Won a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for the Same Role". The Official Website of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards. Retrieved 19 October 2015.  ^ According to the GRO at findmypast.co.uk Roland V I Joffe married Jane E M Lapotaire in 1974 ^ Daniel Farson, "The Latest Prince", The Sunday Telegraph, July 1980. ^ Lapotaire, Jane (1989). Grace and Favour. Macmillan. ISBN 0333481038.  ^ Lapotaire, Jane (1999). Out of Order: A Haphazard Journey Through One Woman's Year. Kyle Cathie. ISBN 1856263169.  ^ Lapotaire, Jane (2007). Everybody's Daughter, Nobody's Child. London: Virago. ISBN 1844084167.  ^ Lapotaire, Jane (2004). Time Out Of Mind. London: Virago Press. ISBN 1844080552.  ^ "Bristol Old Vic Theatre Club". Retrieved 14 November 2012.  ^ "There's Only One Jimmy Grimble". Retrieved 14 November 2012.  ^ "BBC Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra". Retrieved 14 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Jane Lapotaire at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Jane Lapotaire on IMDb Performing La Vie En Rose at the 1981 Tony Awards ceremony on YouTube

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Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a New Play

Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1976) Alison Fiske (1977) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1978) Jane Lapotaire (1979) Frances de la Tour (1980) Elizabeth Quinn (1981) Rosemary Leach (1982) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1983) Thuli Dumakude (1984) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf

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