Janet Henfrey

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Janet Henfrey
BornJanet E. A. Henfrey
(1935-08-16) 16 August 1935 (age 78)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK
Years active1963–present
 
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Janet Henfrey
BornJanet E. A. Henfrey
(1935-08-16) 16 August 1935 (age 78)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK
Years active1963–present

Janet E. A. Henfrey[1] (born 16 August 1935) is an English stage and television actress. Best known in the USA for playing Mrs. Bale on As Time Goes By, which is still rerun weekly on PBS stations, and for her role as the schoolteacher in the 1986 BBC Dennis Potter serial The Singing Detective. She had previously appeared in the 1965 Potter play Stand Up, Nigel Barton, also as a schoolteacher.

Before training at RADA, she read English at St Anne's College, Oxford, and spent a graduate year at Smith College reading History.[2]

Other TV credits include: Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1985), The Jewel in the Crown, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Doctor Who (in the serial The Curse of Fenric), Jeeves and Wooster, Casualty, Lovejoy, One Foot in the Grave and Simon and the Witch. Henfrey also played a minor character in an episode of the 1996 series of The Famous Five, "Five Get into Trouble" and Mistress Hecate Broomhead in two episodes of The Worst Witch ("The Inspector Calls" and "Just Like Clockwork").

Janet Henfrey lives in Islington, north London, where she is involved with St Mary's Church, Upper Street, taking part in poetry [3] and Bible readings [4] for good causes.

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  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Harvey, Simon. "Waking from Sleep - 16 December". 
  4. ^ Wright, Andy. "Islington Reads the Bible". 

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