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Jan Anderson

Last updated 05 March 2013


Janina Anderson

Born: Mon 17th June 1974 (age: 45)

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Jan Anderson is a Welsh actress.

Anderson joined Pyle-based childrens Vagabond Theatre at age seven, with the teacher Trevor Harris. Another influence in her life was drama teacher Roger Burnell at Porthcawl comprehensive school performing with them at The Grand Pavilion until age 13 in productions including starring as Annie in Annie, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Lily in Under Milkwood. She also played in OklahomaDamn Yankees and in the role of Baby Jane in Gypsy.

After leaving school at the age of 15, she joined the Welsh National Opera, where she toured with the production of Carmen and studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She was the lead presenter on the HTV Wales programme "The Gen".

Her other television credits include Is Harry on the BoatThe BillDoctors and London's Burning. She had a role in the 1999 British film Human Traffic as well as many small budget productions. During the late 1990s she did photoshoots for various lad mags including Maxim and FHM.