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STAR OF "THE BROTHERS"

JENNIFER WILSON

Agent: Billy Marsh Drama Ltd., 11 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PY

Jennifer Wilson's credits as an actress are extensive, below we present some highlights from a rich 50 year plus career.

Jennifer and her husband, actor / director Brian Peck

After leaving RADA Jennifer’s first role was at Nottingham playing Rosalind in As You Like It. Her association with the Bard continued, playing Queen Anne in Richard III at Southwark, followed by Viola in Twelfth Night at Regents Park Theatre, which won her rave reviews. She was then invited to join the Old Vic company playing Lady Macduff in Macbeth and Andromache in Tyrone Guthrie’s production of Troilus and Cressida, in London and New York.

 

She made her television debut as Kate Nickleby in the BBC TV serial Nicholas Nickleby. During this production she met her future husband Brian Peck who has playing Smike. She toured in a number of Shakespearean roles opposite Marius Goring. Back home again she played Gloria in Shaw’s You Never Can Tell for ITV, Ismene in Antigone and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House for ITV.

 

She then starred in many television productions including the title role in DH Lawrence’s The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, Kay in Time and the Conways, opposite Kenneth More in Mortimer’s Collect Your Handbaggage, with Eartha Kit in The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, opposite George Cole in the award winning serial A Man Of Our Times, which led to the enormously successful BBC television series The Brothers in which she played Jennifer Kingsley-Hammond which ran for seven years. She has also appeared in many other television series including Special Branch, Softly Softly, Dr. Finlay’s Casebook.

 

Jennifer’s West End theatre work includes Florence in Spring And Port Wine at the Apollo Theatre, Mrs. Darling opposite Dave Allen and Maggie Smith in Peter Pan at the Coliseum, Lend Me Five Shillings at the Vaudeville, Sarah in The Fling at the King’s Head and The Widening Gyre at the Westminster Theatre.

 

Jennifer has been seen at Windsor in a number of productions, most notably as Helen Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road, Maggie in Hobson’s Choice, The Man Most Likely Too…, Spider’s Web, The Gentle Hook and with Henry McGee in Jack In The Box.

 

Favourite roles include: national tours of Pygmalion playing Eliza,Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges, The Grass Is Greener opposite Patrick McNee in the UK, Toronto and the Far East, Stella in September Tide (with Colin Baker), Jane Marryot in the 40th anniversary production of Noel Coward’s Cavalcade which was the subject of a BBC documentary and Jane in Fallen Angels at Vienna’s English Theatre.

 

In 1999 Jennifer and Brian returned to live and work in England, having lived in France for several years. In 2000 she spent eleven months at the St. Martin’s Theatre playing Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap. This was followed by the world premiere of Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting On A Green Park Bench, a national tour as Mrs. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice and Emily Brent in And Then There Were None for the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. 2009 saw Jennifer returning to The Mousetrap in the West End for another very successful year long engagement.

 

Recent television appearances include: Peak Practice, Casualty: The Personal Touch, Doctors: Mr. Punch with Andrew Sachs and a guest appearance in Last of The Summer Wine.

 

Jennifer and Brian have one daughter, the singer and actress Melanie Peck, who lives in the south of France with her two sons Tobie and Ashley.

 

 

The above photos show Jennifer in the 2008 national tour of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. (Click on the photos to view larger versions)

 

Above: Jennifer as Lily Compton in Casualty (BBC TV, 2007)

 

Above: Jennifer as Maureen Vickerstaff, with Andrew Sachs, in Doctors. (BBC TV, 2006)

 

Above: Jennifer as Mrs. Boyle with Rod Hallett in The Mousetrap. (West End 2000)

 

Above & Below: Promotional flyers/leaflets for various stahe and theatre productions starring Jennifer. Click on each to view larger versions.

 

 

 

 

TV Times cover to promote The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd 1961

 

TV Times cover to promote Jennifer's starring role as Sally in A Man Of Our Times opposite George Cole, 1968

 

Radio Times cover to promote Jennifer Kingsley's marriage to Edward Hammond in The Brothers 1975

 
 
 
 
Thanks go to the Potteries Prydonians - Steve Worman and Paul Wood - for their help, Ron Brunwin for supplying artwork and Garry Jones for being a regular stalwart of the news section.
Extra special thanks go to the mighty Colin Baker himself for casting his mind back and helping catalogue his career.