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Jan Francis
Biographical information
Born

August 5, 1947
London, England, United Kingdom

Birth name

Janet Stephanie Francis

Family members
  • Frank Francis (father)
  • Marjorie Watling (mother)
  • Martin Thurley (husband)
  • Josephine Thurley (daughter)
  • Anna Thurley (daughter)
Career information
Stage name

Jan Francis

Years active

1971–present

Character(s)

Diana Barry

Jan Francis is an English actress, also known for her role as Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables (1972) and Anne of Avonlea (1975).

Biography

Filmography

Year Title Role
1971 The Fenn Street Gang Shirley Matthews
1972 Anne of Green Gables Diana Barry
Thirty-Minute Theatre Stephanie
The Long Chase Susan Fraser
1972 - 1976 BBC Play of the Month Grace / Maria / Popham
1973 Country Matters Sophie
Thriller Gillie Randall
Doctor in Charge Diana
Hawkeye, the Pathfinder Mabel Dunham
1974 Play for Today Lizzie
Fall of Eagles Kschessinska
Rooms Jan
1975 Anne of Avonlea Diana Barry
The Hanged Man Jane Ashley
A Journey to London Martilla
Churchill's People Amelia Wrangham
Village Hall Milly
Softly Softly: Task Force Karen
1976 Couples Emily Roland
Sutherland's Law Lesley Galbraith
The Dutchess of Duke Street Irene Baker
1977 Raffles Netje Van Der Berg
Just William Bella
Premiere Christabel
1977 - 1978 Secret Army Lisa 'Yvette' Colbert
1978 Play for Life Susan
Target Jenny
1979 ITV Playhouse Prudence Dunning
Dracula Mina Van Helsing
Ripping Yarns Miranda
The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game Kate Ellis
1979 - 1991 Jackanory Reader / Storyteller
1980 - 1981 The Good Companions Susie Dean
1981 A Chance to Sit Down Barbara Livesay
1982 Tales of the Unexpected Leila
1983 The Plot to Murder Lloyd George Hettie Wheeldon
1983 - 1986 Just Good Friends Penny Warrender
1984 Champions Jo Beswick
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Eva Bailey
1985 Minder Sarah Bates
1989 - 1991 Stay Lucky Sally Hardcastle
1994 Under the Hammer Maggie Perowne
1995 Jeremy Hardy Gives Good Sex
Ghostbusters of East Finchley Grace
1997 Spark Colette
1998 Verdict Kathryn Lewis
2000 Sunburn Rachel Dearborn
2001 My Family Amanda
2002 Micawber Lady Charlotte
Heartbeat Vivienne Keen
2004 The Alan Clark Diaries Barbara Lord
2005 According to Bex Sally Atwell
Bloodlines Elaine Hopkin
Twisted Tales Penny Marchant
Where the Heart Is Jean
2006 Bad Girls Catherine Earlham
2007 Diamond Geezer Kate
New Tricks June Parker
2008 The Invisibles Janet Rigby
2009 Mistresses Julia
U Be Dead Irene Pemberton
Collision Christine Edwards
2010 Emmerdale Farm Sue Hastings
Reunited Anita
2013 Law & Order: UK Caroline Moran
2014 Casualty Ginny Roxburgh-Berrow

Behind the scenes

Gallery

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Actresses who portrayed Diana Barry
Live-action actresses
Laurie Lovelle | Gertrude Messinger | Phyllis Shumway | Margaret Griffin | Lise Lasalle | Jan Francis | Schuyler Grant
Piyumi Gamage | Buddhika Wimalasekara | May Walker | Ravyn Hohneke | Nasya Brotherson | Jutta Majava
Jessica Vargas | Julia Lalonde | Dalila Bela
Voice actresses
Rosamund Barnes | Rita Staines | Katka Minichová | Gara Takashima | Agnieszka Kwaśniak | Grażyna Marzec
Joanne MacInnes | Emily Hampshire | Rebecca Peters | Tara Lipinski | Uschi Hugo
Stage actresses
Marylyn Stuart | Susan Anderson | Glenda Landry | Mari Trainor | Deborah Templeton | Liz Gilroy | Lisa Rubin | Sarah Daurie
Brenley Charkow | Heidi Ford | Lisa Lennox | Sarah Sheps | Natalie Daradich | Alison Smyth | Kathryn Ballantine
Alanna Chisholm | Brittany Banks | Katie Kerr | Jessica Gallant | Brieonna Locche | Jessie Cox | Alessia Lupiano

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