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Jane Seymour

Mostly Credited As: Jane Seymour
Birth Name: Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg
Date Of Birth: February 15, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Hayes, Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Jane Seymour


Featured in the film "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," Jane Seymour was also the leading lady in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die." This beautiful actress is best known to television audiences for her starring role in "Doctor Frankenstein" with James Mason and Michael Sarrazin. A frequent performer on British television in series like "The Onedin Line" and " "The Strauss Family," she began her stage career in the hit musical "Oh, What a Lovely War" on London's West End. In the miniseries ""The Story of David"", Jane played Bathsheba. He achieved recognition with American audiences playing the lead in the series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." She is married to director James Keach. Born Wihelmina Frankenburg, she became addicted to the stage at the age of two when her parents sent her to ballet school "for posture." By the age of I3. she was ready for her professional debut as a ballet dancer, including a stint with the British Royal Festival.
At 13, she also made her acting debut — in a commercial for America television, pushing Chef Boyardee Italian food products.
Dancing was her life, with no thought of turning to acting until one day she was plucked from the chorus line - just like a Hollywood B musical - to make her acting debut. Unlike those old flicks, this wasn't a starring role In fact, she had only one line It came during the filming of Richard Lester's "Oh What a Lovely War"
In short time, she was to climb into a starring role, a film called "The Only Way." But she realized that it was her beauty, not necessarily her acting talent, that got her to this first starring role. She set out to improve her acting, look to the English provinces.
She has maintained her desire to expand her acting skill. She was featured in the James Bond film, "Live and Let Die," and upon completion of the movie she went back to the stage to do "Lady MacBeth."
In 1973, Jane Seymour decided that the action was in America. So she went to the United States, tested for two roles in movies, but didn't get either of them. So she returned home.
It wasn't a total loss, however. American casting agents became aware of her.
She worked steadily back home, including a BBC mini-series on Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend," which brought her to the further attention of American producers.
Returning to the United States in 1977 to be at the hub of the movie industry - and to escape the 85 per cent taxes she had been paying the English government, she quickly found work this time.
Her first offer was a guest shot in a "McCloud" episode. Then she played an ex-Vegas showgirl in the "Benny and Barney" situation-comedy pilot, portrayed John Houseman's daughter in "Captains and the Kings."
She came here for a six-week holiday this time. Miss Seymour said, but liked it so much and started working and then she stayed permanently.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Keep Calm and Karey On (2014)As: Dotty
Lovestruck: The Musical (2013)As: Harper
Modern Men (2006)As: Dr. Victoria Stangel
Dancing With the Stars (2005)As: Herself (S05 - Eliminated 7th)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)As: Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn
War and Remembrance (1988)As: Natalie Henry
Jamaica Inn (1983) (1983)As: Mary Yellan
East of Eden (1981)As: Cathy Ames
Seventh Avenue (1977)As: Eva Meyers
Our Mutual Friend (1976) (1976)As: Bella Wilfer
Captains and the Kings (1976)As: Marjorie Chisholm Armagh
People's Choice Awards (1975)As: Herself (Co-Host - 1993)
The Strauss Family (1972)As: Karolin
The Onedin Line (1971)As: Emma Callon/Fogarty (1972-1973)
Episode Cast Credits 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 201 04x201: (Jun/13/2014) As Herself 
  Series 4, Show 128 04x128: (Mar/04/2014) As Herself 
  Series 2, Show 113 02x113: (Feb/23/2012) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 150 01x150: (Apr/01/2011) As Herself 

Access Hollywood Live (2010) 
  Season 4, Episode 173 04x173: (May/07/2014) As Herself 

Katie (2012) (2012) 
  Katie’s Surprise Kick-Off & Jane Seymour 02x149: (May/01/2014) As Herself 

Men at Work (2012) 
  Gigo-Milo 03x05: (Feb/12/2014) As Bridget Ellis 

Franklin & Bash (2011) 
  Good Lovin' 03x03: (Jun/26/2013) As Colleen Bash 
  Viper 02x02: (Jun/12/2012) As Colleen Bash 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 145 16x145: (Apr/18/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 16, Episode 65 16x65: (Dec/05/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Teri Hatcher, Jane Seymour, Tony Dovolani 11x48: (Nov/08/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jane Seymour, guest co-host Lori Stokes 10x183: (Jun/01/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  February 25, 2013 03x119: (Feb/25/2013) As Herself 

Ben and Kate (2012) 
  B-Squad 01x11: (Jan/08/2013) As Wendy 

Anderson Live (2011) 
  Co-Host Jane Seymour | Gina Gershon | Reality Check 02x70: (Dec/19/2012) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

All Star Mr & Mrs (2008) 
  Series 4, Episode 3 04x03: (Sep/19/2012) As Herself 

The Talk (2010) 
  Season 2, Episode 161 02x161: (May/07/2012) As Herself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 16, Show 162 16x162: (Apr/27/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Series 15, Show 165 15x165: (May/04/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Royal Wedding (2011) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Apr/29/2011) As Herself 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  One Life to Lose 03x18: (Mar/21/2011) As Gloria Chambers 

GMTV (1993) 
  October 20, 2009 17x293: (Oct/20/2009) As Herself 
  September 16, 2009 17x259: (Sep/16/2009) As Herself 

The British Soap Awards (1999) 
  2009 Soap Awards 01x11: (May/13/2009) As Herself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 4, Episode 51 04x51: (Mar/23/2009) As Herself 

My Name Is Earl (2005) 
  Sold a Guy a Lemon Car 04x09: (Nov/06/2008) As Herself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Jane Seymour; overweight mothers who pass on unhealthy eating-habits to their children; jealousy and relationships; flu shots 03x31: (Oct/13/2008) As Herself 
  Jane Seymour; people obsessed with their exes; tips for eating less; at-home beauty treatments 03x22: (Sep/30/2008) As Herself 

Dancing With the Stars (2005) 
  Episode 608A 06x17: (May/06/2008) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Chris Bryant, Jeff Lewis, Jane Seymour 05x71: (Dec/17/2007) As Herself 
  David Spade, Jane Seymour, Tony Dovolani 05x15: (Sep/24/2007) As Herself 

Agatha Christie's Marple (2004) 
  Ordeal By Innocence 03x02: (Sep/30/2007) As Rachel Argyle, [Starring Roles]

In Case of Emergency (2007) 
  Forbidden Love 01x07: (Mar/07/2007) As Donna 
  Oh, Henry 01x06: (Feb/28/2007) As Donna 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 2, Show 72 02x72: (Jan/17/2007) As Herself 

The Megan Mullally Show (2006) 
  Jane Seymour, David Conrad, Ken Davitian, Joshua Radin 01x66: (Dec/19/2006) As Herself 

Justice (2006) (2006) 
  Filicide 01x10: (Dec/08/2006) As Karen Patterson, [Special Guest Stars]

How I Met Your Mother (2005) 
  Aldrin Justice 02x06: (Oct/23/2006) As Professor Lewis 

Hi-Jinks (2005) 
  Jane Seymour 02x02: (Mar/07/2006) As Herself 

Smallville (2001) 
  Commencement 04x22: (May/18/2005) As Genevieve Teague, [Special Guest Stars]
  Forever 04x21: (May/11/2005) As Genevieve Teague, [Special Guest Stars]
  Ageless 04x20: (May/04/2005) As Genevieve Teague, [Special Guest Stars]
  Krypto 04x14: (Feb/16/2005) As Genevieve Teague, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Bright Eyes, Paul Haggis, Jane Seymour 01x31: (Feb/15/2005) As Herself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Kimberley Locke; Jane Seymour 03x212: (Jun/29/2004) As Herself 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Families 05x15: (Feb/10/2004) As Debra Connor 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 93 01x93: (Feb/04/2004) As Herself 

The Terry and Gaby Show (2003) 
  Series 1, Show 53 01x53: (Aug/13/2003) As Herself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  The Bond Girls 07x09: (Nov/17/2002) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Jane Seymour 04x60: (May/17/1999) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Dharma & Greg (1997) 
  Dharma's Tangled Web 01x19: (Mar/11/1998) As Jane Seymour 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Jane Seymour 03x12: (Sep/16/1997) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Paul Reiser, Jane Seymour, Keanu Reeves & Dogstar 03x147: (May/07/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 53x01: (Jan/21/1996) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (for 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman') 
  The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 39x01: (Jan/30/1982) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (for 'East of Eden') 

The Nanny (US) (1993) 
  The Unkindest Gift 03x11: (Nov/27/1995) As Herself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 40x01: (Aug/28/1988) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (for 'Onassis: The Richest Man in the World') 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 29x01: (Mar/31/1981) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Battle of the Network Stars (1976) 
  Special #2 01x02: (Feb/28/1977) As Herself (NBC Team) 

McCloud (1970) 
  The Great Taxicab Stampede 07x03: (Jan/16/1977) As Nidavah Ritzach 

The Hanged Man (1975) 
  Ring of Return 01x08: (Apr/05/1975) As Laura Burnett 

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1974) 
  The Leather Funnel 01x02: (Jul/13/1974) As Veronique d'Aubray 

Back In The Game (2013) 
  Who's On First 01x13: (Unaired) As Mrs. Crosby, [Special Guest Stars]
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