Jenna RussellJenna Russell was born on the 5th October 1967 in Paddington in London.
Early tv roles include playing Christine in Home to Roost opposite John Thaw and the part of Jan in the tv series called Missing Persons.
Guest appearances on tv shows include The Bill, Sacred Hearts as Kate, Dramarama as Alice Walker and in Nanny as Joyce Parker with Wendy Craig.
Jenna sang the Red Dwarf theme tune.
She has also had tv roles in Doctor Who as a Floor Manager, Men Only as Lyn and in Peak Practice as Gillian Saville.
Jenna then starred in Picking up the Pieces as Bernadette Wallace alongside Des McAleer. Diane Parish and Ken Christiansen. The series was about a paramedic team involved in life-or-death cases.
But perhaps Jenna is best known for her roles in On The Up as Maggie Lomax, a young Scottish secretary of strong socialist leanings and is a Hibs supporter opposite Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly and the great Joan Sims ( these series are listed on lovefilm as On The Up - season 1, On The Up - Season 2 and On The Up - Season 3 for anyone interested in watching them) and in the series Born And Bred as Deborah Gilder the wife of Dr. Tom Gilder played by Michael French. In this role Jenna plays a strong woman who is the chairman of the Parish Council, and the mother of four children, Helen, Michael, Catherine and Philip in the fictional sleepy village of Ormston in Lancashire.
( these series are listed on lovefilm as Born And Bred - series 1, Born And Bred - series 2, Born And Bred - series 3 and Born And Bred - series 4 for anyone interested in watching them).
She also played the lead role of Sarah Brown in the London stage production of Guys and Dolls opposite Ewan McGregor, Nigel Harman, Sarah Lancashire, Jane Krakowski, and Nigel Lindsay.
Jenna has also starred as Dot in the London revival of Sunday in the Park with George, by Stephen Sondheim for which she received The Olivier Award. She then went on to play Amy alongside Felicity Kendal in the play Amy's View.
Jenna can also be seen in the resurrected tv series of Minder alongside Shane Richie as Archie Daley and his minder Jamie Cartwright played by Lex Shrapnel. Jenna plays the part of Petra Bennett the landlady of the pub that is frequented by both characters.
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5 most recent filmsOn The Up - Season 3 - 3.5 stars
5 highest-rated filmsOn The Up - Season 3 - 3.5 stars
5 lowest-rated filmsOn The Up - Season 3 - 3.5 stars
Most frequent co-starsDennis Waterman - 1 times - show films
Sam Kelly - 1 times - show films
Dennis Waterman - 1 times - show films
Joan Sims - 1 times - show films
Most frequent directorsGareth Gwenlan - 1 times - show films
Paul Harrison - 1 times - show films