Jane McDowell

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Age Range
    45 - 55
    5' 4" (1m 65cm)
    7st. 8lb (48kg)
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  • Links

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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2011Doctor Ratched
Film (Short)
Nemanja Anatanaskovic
Everything is Okay Productions
Film (Short)
Mass of Men
Gabriel Gauchet
Five Daughters
Philippa Lowthorpe
2010Mrs Stevenson
Dustbin baby
Juliet May
2006 - 2007Jo Frown
Film (Short)
Colin Brumby
Nick Ball
Frozen Tundra Film
2006 - 2007Julie Hartson
Film (Feature)
12 In A Box
John McKenzie
Masses Productions
2005 - 2006Cynthia
Film (Feature)
Private Moments
Jag Mundra
LCA Films
  • Education

    1997Post Graduate ActingRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Piano (Grade 8), Dance - ballet (soloist), jazz, contemporary, tap, character.



    Additional Information

    I am an experienced voice over in English and Italian in which I am fluent. My recording work spans commercials, audio books, documentary, education, podcasts and foreign language recordings. I have my own home studio. I can be heard on UK television on the L'Or coffee commercial.

    I am also qualified in NLP (Paul McKenna Training) and Indian Head Massage (which renders me a popular member of any company!)

    I am an experienced role player and also am skilled in giving detailed feedback and coaching.

    I have worked as a university lecturer (undergraduates), stand-up comic and business consultant for companies including Saatchi and Saatchi, Brirish Airways, Bank of Ireland, Kraft, Tambrands. I am a founder member of Ace (actors taking experiential drama into hospices) and have also worked as a presenter and compere.

    About me

    I trained originally as a dancer and worked professionally for several years in classical and modern companies both in the UK and abroad before becoming an actress.

    I completed a Masters Degree in Performance Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama where my area of research was Play, Risk and Vulnerability in Performance.

    My acting work spans theatre, film, television and radio. Film work includes a leading role in the award winning British feature film Twelve In A Box, major roles in several Bollywood films and several award winning short films. I have won two best actress awards, a Venus award at FILMETS Film Festival in Barcelona and at The International Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo. TV appearances include the BBC dramas Dustbin Baby and Five Daughters.

    I have recorded plays and poetry readings for BBC radio and I record audio books regularly for Audio Go, Isis Publishing, Oakhill Publishing, RNIB and Rushforth Media. I also work for Interact Reading Service, a company of actors who read to stroke patients in London hospitals.

    I live in London with my daughter, Antonia.

    Industry Awards

    Best Actress, Kate, Mass of Men directed by Gabriel Gauchet Venus Award FILMETS Film Festival, Barcelona

    Best Actress, Kate, Mass of Men directed by Gabriel Gauchet International Short Shorts Film Festival Asia, Tokyo

    Acting experience

    Masters Degree in Performance Studies, CSSD

    Acting experience in film, television, theatre and radio

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • Italian
    Musical Skills
    • Piano
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Wholesome
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Dublin
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Norwegian
    • Russian
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Essex
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • South London
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Tango
    • Tap
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over