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Jenny Runacre is a Actor Sud africaine born on 18 august 1943 at Cape Town (South africa)

Jenny Runacre

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Nationality South africa
Birth 18 august 1943 (80 years) at Cape Town (South africa)

Jenny Runacre (born 18 August 1946) is a South African-born English actress.

Runacre was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to London as a child, attended the Actors' Workshop there, and trained in the Stanislavski System.

While attending the Actors' Workshop, Runacre was approached by fellow student (and future agent) Tom Busby, who was working as a runner for an American film production that was seeking fledgling English actresses to play opposite John Cassavetes in Husbands, a film to be shot the following year in London. The young actress auditioned with Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk, and was told six weeks later that she was being offered the part of Mary Tynan in the film. Runacre accepted the offer and Husbands became her first important film role.

Runacre then joined the original London cast of Oh! Calcutta!. Runacre left the cast after a year and starred in such films as Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Canterbury Tales, John Huston's The Mackintosh Man, Robert Fuest's The Final Programme, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger, and Derek Jarman's Jubilee (in which she starred as Elizabeth I and "Bod"). She was active in the theatre as well as on British television, including a part in the noted series Brideshead Revisited, playing Brenda Champion.

Runacre focused on higher education in the 1990s. She has a Master's in Fine Art Practice from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. She is currently a lecturer in residence in art, and has worked in installation art and experimental filmmaking.

In 2007 Runacre directed Gareth Parker and Andrew Swann's Frozen, which was nominated for Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Overall Production in the LOST Theatre Festival. The production, starring Jack Bowman (Crossroads) and Josephine Hart came second overall. Runacre also directed the Wireless Theatre Company's audio adaption of Frozen after its successful stage run, featuring the original cast.

Most recently Jenny appeared in John Maybury's The Edge of Love released summer 2008.

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Filmography of Jenny Runacre (21 films)

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Boogie Woogie, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley
Roles Mrs. Havermeyer
Rating51% 2.5513352.5513352.5513352.5513352.551335
Boogie Woogie is a comedy of manners, its cast of characters devouring each other in a small world awash with big money. Set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, it casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of its major players. Dealers, collectors, artists, and wannabes vie with each other in a world in which success and downfall rest on a thin edge.
The Edge of Love, 1h50
Directed by John Maybury
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Actors Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Lisa Stansfield, Alastair Mackenzie
Rating61% 3.050843.050843.050843.050843.05084
The story is based loosely on real events and real people, drawing on David N. Thomas' book Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow.
Restoration, 1h57
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, Ian McKellen, Hugh Grant, David Thewlis, Polly Walker
Roles Painted Lady
Rating65% 3.296793.296793.296793.296793.29679
A young doctor, Robert Merivel (Robert Downey, Jr.), enters the service of King Charles II of England (Sam Neill) after having saved the King's favorite spaniel. Merivel finds himself enjoying a life of pleasure and popularity at court, until the King informs him that he has arranged for Merivel to wed Celia (Polly Walker), the King's favorite mistress. The purpose of the arranged marriage is to fool another of the King's mistresses. Merivel is given an estate named Bidnold in Suffolk, and Celia is installed in a house in Kew where the king can visit her secretly. Merivel lives a life of debauchery there, but also finds pleasure in restoring the house to its former beauty with the support of Will Gates (Ian McKellen), the man who runs the estate. However, things become complicated when Merivel breaks the King's cardinal rule by falling in love with Celia. Elias Finn (Hugh Grant), a painter commissioned by the King to paint a portrait of Celia, tricks Merivel into revealing his romantic feelings for Celia, who does not return Merivel's affections. After finding out about Merivel's romantic feelings toward Celia, the King banishes him from court back to his life as a physician.
The Witches, 1h32
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn
Roles Elsie
Rating68% 3.400943.400943.400943.400943.40094
During a holiday with his grandmother Helga in Norway, nine-year-old American boy Luke Eveshim is told stories about "real" witches, who are demonic females with a genocidal hatred for children due to emitting a foul odor that only they can smell. Helga tells him of a story where her childhood friend was taken and cursed to spend the rest of her life trapped inside a painting. After Luke's parents are killed in a car crash, Helga becomes Luke's legal guardian and they move to England. While building a treehouse, Luke is accosted by a witch, though he sees through her ruse and avoids his potential death. On Luke's birthday, Helga falls ill and is diagnosed with diabetes. Her doctor advises them to spend the weekend by the sea so Helga can recover.
Hussy
Hussy (1980)
, 1h35
Directed by Matthew Chapman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis, Jenny Runacre, William Hootkins, Sandy Ratcliff
Roles Vere
Rating50% 2.5109252.5109252.5109252.5109252.510925
Beaty (Mirren) is a prostitute working at a London cabaret where Emory (John Shea) is a sound/lighting technician. They begin an affair encumbered by Beaty's job as a call girl.
The Lady Vanishes, 1h35
Directed by Anthony Page
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael
Roles Mrs. Todhunter
Rating60% 3.0005953.0005953.0005953.0005953.000595
In August 1939, a motley group of travellers find themselves in a small hotel in Bavaria, awaiting a delayed train to Switzerland. They include a "much married madcap American heiress", Amanda Metcalf-Midvani-Von Hoffsteader-Kelly, and Robert Condon, a wise-cracking American photographer.
Jubilee
Jubilee (1978)
, 1h40
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Richard O'Brien, Sam Spruell
Roles Queen Elizabeth I / Bod
Rating59% 2.950372.950372.950372.950372.95037
In Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) is transported forward in time by the occultist John Dee (Richard O'Brien) through the spirit guide Ariel (a character from Shakespeare's The Tempest). Elizabeth arrives in the shattered Britain of the 1970s. Queen Elizabeth II is dead, killed in an arbitrary mugging, and Elizabeth I moves through the social and physical decay of the city observing the activities of a group of sporadic nihilists, including Amyl Nitrite (Jordan), Bod (Runacre in a dual role), Chaos (Hermine Demoriane), Crabs (Nell Campbell), and Mad (Toyah Willcox).
The Duellists, 1h35
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Harvey Keitel, Keith Carradine, Albert Finney, Edward Fox, Robert Stephens, Tom Conti
Roles Mme. de Lionne
Rating73% 3.698573.698573.698573.698573.69857
In Strasbourg in 1800, fervent Bonapartist and obsessive duellist Lieutenant Gabriel Feraud (Harvey Keitel) of the French 7th Hussars, nearly kills the nephew of the city's mayor in a sword duel. Under pressure from the mayor, Brigadier-General Treillard (Robert Stephens) sends a member of his staff, Lieutenant Armand d'Hubert (Keith Carradine) of the 3rd Hussars, to put Feraud under house arrest. As the arrest takes place in the house of Madame de Lionne (Jenny Runacre), a prominent local lady, Feraud takes it as a personal insult from d'Hubert. Matters are made worse when Feraud asks d'Hubert if he would "let them spit on Napoleon" and d'Hubert doesn't immediately reply. Upon reaching his quarters, Feraud challenges d'Hubert to a duel. The duel is inconclusive; d'Hubert slashes Feraud's forearm but is unable to finish him off, because he is attacked by Feraud's housemaid. As a result of his part in the duel, d'Hubert is dismissed from the General's staff and returned to active duty with his unit.
Joseph Andrews, 1h44
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid, Jim Dale, Peter C. Bull
Roles The Gypsy
Rating56% 2.8010352.8010352.8010352.8010352.801035
Lady Booby alias "Belle", the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman. Joseph's heart belongs to a country girl, foundling Fanny Goodwill, but his masters take him on a fashionable trip to Bath, where the spoiled society comes mainly to see and be seen, yet Sir Thomas really seeks relief for his sick foot, but drowns in the famous Roman baths. When the all but grieving lady finds Joseph's Christian virtue and true love resist her lusting passes just as well as the many ladies who fancy her footman, she fires the boy. On his way back on foot, he falls prey to highwaymen who rob him of everything, even the clothes on his back. He is found and nursed by an innkeeper's maid, which stirs lusts there, again besides his honorable conduct, but is found by the good parson. Meanwhile the lady consents to her cousin marrying below their station when learning the fiancée is Joseph's sister, Pamela. The parson barely escapes a wicked gentleman's totally unjust, all but gentle justice after being accused of the attempted rape committed by a squire he actually prevented and comes to learn ever more about a relevant child-theft by gypsies, but meanwhile he, Joseph and Fanny fall prey again to the rapist's utter debauchery.
Spectre
Spectre (1977)
, 1h38
Directed by Clive Donner
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Demons in film
Actors Robert Culp, Gig Young, John Hurt, James Villiers, Ann Bell, Gordon Jackson
Roles Sydna
Rating59% 2.9529252.9529252.9529252.9529252.952925
William Sebastian (Robert Culp) is a former criminologist who now studies the occult to explain the problem of human evil. He has been cursed on one of his adventures by the demon Asmodeus, leaving him in constant need of medical attention. He summons an old colleague, Dr. "Ham" Hamilton (Gig Young) to his home to help him with a case involving the Cyon family. Dr. Hamilton does not believe in the occult and thinks that Sebastian and his housekeeper Lilith (Majel Barrett) are playing tricks on him when he witnesses unusual events.
The Passenger, 2h6
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Transport films, L'usurpation d'identité, Road movies, Escroquerie
Actors Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Steven Berkoff, Ian Hendry, Jenny Runacre, José María Caffarel
Roles Rachel Locke
Rating74% 3.7477253.7477253.7477253.7477253.747725
David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a television journalist making a documentary film on post-colonial Africa. To finish the film, he is in the Sahara desert seeking to meet with and interview rebel fighters involved in Chad's civil war. Struggling to find rebels to interview, he is frustrated when his Land Rover gets hopelessly stuck on a sand dune. After a long walk through the desert back to his hotel, a thoroughly glum Locke learns that an Englishman, Robertson (Charles Mulvehill), who has also been staying there and with whom he had struck up a friendship, has died overnight at the hotel.
All Creatures Great and Small, 1h27
Directed by David Susskind, Claude Whatham
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Simon Ward, Anthony Hopkins, Lisa Harrow, Freddie Jones, T.P. McKenna, Brenda Bruce
Roles Pamela
Rating63% 3.1984453.1984453.1984453.1984453.198445
It is 1937, and newly qualified veterinarian James Herriot travels to Yorkshire to apply for the post of assistant in Siegfried Farnon’s practice. He soon learns the facts of country life but struggles to overcome the prejudices of the Darrowby locals who are sceptical of the novice vet's ability. In between “cases,” Herriot courts pretty farmer’s daughter Helen Alderson and finally marries her.
Hassan Terro's Escape
Directed by Mustapha Badie
Origin Algerie
Genres War, Comedy
Actors Rouiched, Sid Ali Kouiret, Chafia Boudraa, Paul Mercey, Georgette Anys, Albert Michel
Rating70% 3.505143.505143.505143.505143.50514
L'Évasion de Hassan Terro est un film algérien réalisé par Mustapha Badie en 1974. Il reprend le personnage de Hassan Terro, du film à succès.
Son of Dracula, 1h30
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Musical films, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Freddie Jones, Suzanna Leigh, Dennis Price, David Bailie
Roles Woman in Black
Rating42% 2.1285652.1285652.1285652.1285652.128565
After the killing of his father (Count Dracula, the King of the Netherworld), by a mysterious assassin, Count Downe (Harry Nilsson) is summoned from his travels abroad by family advisor Merlin (Ringo Starr) in order to prepare him to take over the throne. Baron Frankenstein (Freddie Jones) is also on hand to help in any way he can. Problem is, Downe wants no part of this responsibility, and instead wishes to become human and mortal − especially after meeting a girl named Amber (Suzanna Leigh), with whom he falls in love. He approaches old family nemesis Dr Van Helsing (Dennis Price), who agrees to enable the Count's transformation, much to the dismay of the residents of the Netherworld.