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13 August 1950 |
Loughton, Essex, England
|Occupation||Stage, TV and voice actress|
|Years active||1969 – Present|
Ellen Jane Carr (born 13 August 1950) is an English actress. She is well known for the voice role of "Pud'n" on the animated The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (US, 2001–2007). She also played a character called "Pudding" in one of her earliest TV appearances, the Jilly Cooper-penned BBC sitcom It's Awfully Bad For Your Eyes, Darling (UK, 1971).
Life and career
Her earliest recorded film role was as Mary McGregor in the 1969 British film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. In this role, like her fellow young actors, she had to portray the character at ages ranging from 11 to 18. In 1970, she co-starred with Angela Lansbury and Michael York in Something for Everyone. In 1980 she appeared as Rita in "National Pelmet", series two opening episode of critically acclaimed drama Minder (TV series) (UK, 1979–1994). In 1985, she voiced the dual role of Computer and its Inner Voice in the Doctor Who radio series Slipback (UK, 1985).
She had a featured part as "Louise" in the US version of TV series Dear John (1988-92).
In 1994 she played the quotable Timov (vomit spelled backwards), daughter of Al-ghul (Arabic: الغول, the ghoul) in the episode "Soul Mates" on US TV series Babylon 5. She continues to play occasional roles on screen, including the role of Fran Metzgar in Curb Your Enthusiasm (US, 2000), besides her voice work. In 2006 she served as both body double and voice actress of "Tabitha Lenox" on the US daytime drama Passions when actress Juliet Mills was on a brief vacation. She also provides the voice of Mama Cosma in the animated series The Fairly OddParents (US and Canada, 1998).
Carr appeared on an episode of US TV series Friends, "The One with Ross's Wedding". Carr also played Nora, a friend of matriarch Emily, on three episodes of Gilmore Girls (US, 2000–2007).[which?] From 2006–2009 she played Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins on Broadway. In 2009, she voiced the character of Grandma Winifred Fletcher in the American Disney animated television series Phineas and Ferb. She also voiced Lady Cecelia in Familias Regnant universe Heris Serrano trilogy graphic audio book. She again played a nanny in 2012, this time as Mrs. Buckminster in a Season 8 episode of How I Met Your Mother.
- Jane Carr Biography at filmreference.com