Jennifer Jayne

Jennifer Jayne (14 November 1931 – 23 April 2006) was an English film and television actress born in Yorkshire to theatrical parents.[1] Born Jennifer Jayne Jones, she adopted her stage name of Jennifer Jayne to avoid confusion with the Hollywood actress Jennifer Jones.[2]

Jennifer Jayne
Jennifer Jayne Jones

(1931-11-14)14 November 1931
Died23 April 2006(2006-04-23) (aged 74)
London, England
Years active1948–1985
Spouse(s)Peter Mullins (1958–2006; her death)


Her film debut was a minor walk-on in Once a Jolly Swagman (1948), followed by The Blue Lamp (1949). Both of these starred Dirk Bogarde and she also appeared in the mystery The Black Widow, in 1951, with Anthony Forwood. After guest appearances in the television series The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955), The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956), and Sword of Freedom (1957), she was cast as the hero's wife in the next historical adventure series from the film-making division of Lew Grade's ATV, The Adventures of William Tell (1958).[1]

She was a romantic lead in Raising the Wind (1961), set in a music academy and in Band of Thieves (1962), a musical comedy; she was also the leading lady in a Norman Wisdom vehicle, On the Beat (1962).[1]

Personal life

She married art director Peter Mullins in 1958; they remained married until her death in 2006, aged 74.[1]




  1. Gaughan, Gavin (24 May 2006). "Jennifer Jayne (obituary)". The Independent. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  2. Room 2010, p. 246.


  • Room, Adrian (2010), Dictionary of Pseudonyms:13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins (5th ed.), McFarland & Co., ISBN 978-0-7864-4373-4
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