Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England
Claim to Fame
Bubble in Absolutely Fabulous
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Jane Horrocks (born 18 January 1964) is an English stage, screen and television actress, voice artist, musician, and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as "Bubble" on the cult TV series Absolutely Fabulous. In addition to Road and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Horrocks has appeared on stage in Ask for the Moon (Hampstead, 1986), A Colliers Friday Night (Greenwich, 1987), Valued Friends (Hampstead, 1989), The Debutante Ball (Hampstead, 1989), She aapeared in "Catherine Cookson`s The Fifteen Streets, alongside Sean Bean and Owen Teale in 1989. ), Our Own Kind (Bush, 1991), Deadly Advice (Fletcher, 1993), Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse, 1994), Macbeth (Greenwich Theatre, 1995) and Absurd Person Singular (Garrick Theatre, 2007). Her last West End appearance was in Sweet Panic, the 2003 Stephen Poliakoff drama in which she portrayed a neurotic mother locked in a battle of wills with her disturbed son`s psychologist. She starred in Richard Jones`s critically acclaimed production of The Good Soul of Szechuan at the Young Vic in 2008 and was reunited with Jones in a new musical production of Annie Get Your Gun, which opened at the Young Vic in October 2009.
Horrocks`s voiceover talents have been used on the big screen in films like Chicken Run (2000), Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), Corpse Bride (2005), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) and Tinker Bell (2008) (in which she was Fairy Mary), and on radio as Fenchurch in the audio adaptation of Douglas Adams` popular science fiction series The Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy for BBC Radio 4. Horrocks`s other notable television credits include Absolutely Fabulous, Victoria Wood - We`d Quite Like To Apologise, Bad Girl, Boon, Heartland, Hunting Venus, La Nonna, Leaving Home, Never Mind the Horrocks, Nightlife, Wyrd Sisters, The Foxbusters, Red Dwarf, Some Kind of Life, Suffer the Little Children, The Storyteller, The Garden, Fifi & the Flowertots, `Little Princess` and Welcome to the Times.
Horrocks lives with playwright Nick Vivian in Twickenham with their children, son Dylan and daughter Molly. Horrocks is frequently seen in the audience of Strictly Come Dancing, of which she is a fan. She was in a relationship with singer Ian Dury for more than a year in the 1980s and with Sam Mendes in the 1990s.
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Oldham College, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England
Full Name at Birth
Barbara Jane Horrocks
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Actress, Musician, Singer, Writer
Barbara Jane Horrocks (born 18 January 1964) is an English stage, screen and television actress, voice artist, musician and singer. She played "Bubble" in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous and is known for her distinctive voice and strong Lancashire accent.
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(2000) Voiced a duck in a TV commercial for "Silent Night", (1998, 2002-2004) TV commercials and radio commercials with Prunella Scales for Tesco supermarkets, (2007) Tesco voice over commercial, (2004) TV commercial (voiceover) for Churchill Insurance, (2011) TV commercial for Sky television
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