Jane Seymour booking
An English rose whose career continues to bloom after an incredible three decades in the public eye,
Jane Seymour remains true to her greatest love, her family. The young Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina
Frankenberg changed her name to Jane Seymour when she was 17, because “it scanned nicely and
rolled trippingly from the tongue”. Jane’s early leanings were towards ballet and, after training at the
Arts Educational Trust for dance, she went on to dance with Russia’s renowned Kirov Ballet. However,
an injury sustained in her first performance put an end to her dancing career before it had even begun.
Jane turned her attentions to acting and, after a number of successful TV roles, she headed off to the
US in search of the bright lights and leading roles. Her film debut was as a chorus girl in Richard
Attenborough’s ‘Oh, What A Lovely War’ and, after her successful performance in the ‘Onedin Line’,
she landed the role of Solitaire in the James Bond movie ‘Live and Let Die’. A stint of stage roles were
followed by a string of American TV roles including ‘Frankenstein: The True Story’ and ‘King David’.
Jane went on to pick up a Golden Globe for her role in John Steinbeck’s ‘East of Eden’.
While big time film success has so far eluded Jane, her television career is littered with major hits and
accolades, such as ‘Jack, The Ripper’, ‘The Richest Man Alive’ and six seasons of ‘Dr. Quinn,
Medicine Woman’. Indeed, she has long been crowned the “Queen of the Mini-Series”. Woman’
(1993-2001). She won her second Golden Globe for this show and also met her fourth husband in the
process. Indeed, she has long been crowned the “Queen of the Mini-Series”. Never one to ease off on
the work front, Jane published her first book, ‘Jane Seymour’s Guide to Romantic Living’, in 1986 and
went on to deliver a series of successful children’s books. Whilst still acting, Jane started to devote an
increasing amount of time to her painting and fashion empires.
In 1988, she appeared as the female lead in the 12 part miniseries ‘War and Remembrance’ about an
American Jewish woman trapped in Europe during WWII. The show won high praise for its accurate
depiction of the holocaust. This was followed in 1989 by the television film ‘La Revolution Francais’
made on the 200thanniversary of the French Revolution. Seymour played Marie Antoinette while her
two real-life children played her on-screen ones. During the 1990s, Seymour focused on’ Dr Quinn:
Medicine Woman’ but also appeared in TV films ‘Heidi’, ‘The Absolute Truth’ and ‘A Marriage of
Convenience’. In 2002, she wrote ‘Two at a Time: Having Twins’ followed by ‘Remarkable Changes’ in
2003. Between 2004 and 2005 she appeared in the US show ‘Smallville’ playing the scheming mother
of character Jason Teague.
Seymour returned to the big screen in 2005 playing Kathleen Cleary, wife of fictional U.S. Secretary of
the Treasury William Cleary, in the comedy Wedding Crashers. The following year she appeared in
the short-lived TV series Modern Men, before taking a guest slot as a law-school professor on an
episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. In 2007, she made another guest appearance in
the ABC sitcom In Case of Emergency. The following year, she replaced Selina Scott as the face of
British fashion label CC.
She appeared in the TV film ‘Dear Prudence’ in 2009 followed by ‘Perfectly Prudence’ in 2011. She
published her fourth book ‘Among Angels’ in 2010 before appearing in the Hollywood film ‘Love,
Wedding, Marriage’ alongside Mandy Moore in 2011. In 2012, she will appear in ‘Austenland’.
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