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Jane Carr

Even with their eyes closed, Jane Carr is instantly recognizable to American audiences. Boasting one of the most iconic (and in demand) “veddy British” voices in the business, as well as a singular comic timing, she has been a fixture on stages and screens (big and small) since she began her career at just 14 years of age. Memorable roles in films like The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and television series like “Dear John” have emblazoned her face and aforementioned voice into the public consciousness. This fall she returns to Broadway in the anticipated musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Let's get her on the couch.

What do you consider to be your best asset?

I have a very nice house and someone gave me a nice bracelet once.

What was your proudest moment?

Watching my son graduate from NYU.

What is your favorite drink?

Tea….. British of course.

What is your favorite food?

Greek….. although NOT British of course.

What is your favorite condiment?


What is your current obsession?

Kenpo Karate. I’m very close to  earning my black belt. I also teach.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Speaking my mind a little too hastily.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

To voice a character in  a Disney Animated movie.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Clothes… no shoes… no clothes

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?

At my age I make sure I waste as little time as possible. I perhaps watch a little too much tennis and basketball on the tele.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

I can’t go there.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents? 

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves

What in the world most thrills you?

Waking up in the morning

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Bad diction.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

I was nymph in The Tempest a hundred years ago and I had to sing offstage a high soprano part. Peter Hall ( the director) made me come onstage to sing instead of singing in the wings without rehearsing it.  Obviously the sound around me was completely different and I couldn’t find the pitch. I sang as flat as a pancake and the audience winced.

What is your favorite place in the world?

Anywhere my boyo is……. and Moorea…. so far, that is.  There are many more places I plan to see.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

He has to be George Clooney.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Dogs. Rupert and Archie are the best possible mutts in the universe. I’m allergic to cats.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

A cure for Cancer.

What is your personal motto?

Onward and Upward.