|Born||Janet E. A. Henfrey
16 August 1935
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK
Janet E. A. Henfrey (born 16 August 1935) is a British stage and television actress. Best known for playing Mrs. Bale on As Time Goes By, which is still rerun in the United States on PBS stations, and for her role as the schoolteacher in the 1986 BBC Dennis Potter serial The Singing Detective. She had previously appeared in the 1965 Potter play Stand Up, Nigel Barton, also as a schoolteacher.
Other TV credits include: Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1985), The Jewel in the Crown, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Doctor Who (in the serial The Curse of Fenric), Jeeves and Wooster, Casualty, Lovejoy, One Foot in the Grave and Simon and the Witch. Henfrey also played a minor character in an episode of the 1996 series of The Famous Five, "Five Get into Trouble" and Mistress Hecate Broomhead in two episodes of The Worst Witch ("The Inspector Calls" and "Just Like Clockwork").
- She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (1985) - Lucy
- The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (1989) - Alice
- An Ideal Husband (1999) - Miss Prism
- The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (1999) - Janice Wailey
- Metamorphosis (2012) — The Cleaning Lady
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