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15 August 1947 |
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England
|Parents||Jimmy Hanley (deceased)
Dinah Sheridan (deceased)
Jenny Hanley (born 15 August 1947 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire) is an English actress, the daughter of Dinah Sheridan and Jimmy Hanley. She remains best known for being one of the presenters of the ITV children's magazine programme Magpie.
Television and film career
Film appearances include the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and the Hammer horror film Scars of Dracula. In 1972 she appeared in the 3D film The Flesh and Blood Show. In one scene she is naked but at a later interview explains a stunt double was used as she is a natural blonde.
She has also appeared on television as an actress in such series as Department S, The Persuaders!, The Adventurer, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Warship, Man About The House and Return of the Saint. Hanley appeared on Magpie from 1974 to 1980.
She co-presented Saturday Night at the Mill and appeared in the dictionary corner of Countdown. She teamed up with Tony Blackburn and together tried to be the next Anne and Nick, when they presented a low budget Morning chat show on Sky Channel.
Regular radio shows as a presenter include BBC Radio Berkshire and Radio SAGA where she worked in a studio next to David Hamilton. As well as playing music, she interviewed guests.
Her grandmother was a photographer who, as Studio Lisa, had privileged access to the royal family, photographing both Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in relaxed, family poses and the next generation, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward in informal shots. She also helped to launch the career of a male model who later became an actor, Roger Moore.
Her brother, Sir Jeremy Hanley had a career as an accountant and later became a Conservative Party MP.
- Joanna (1968)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
- Scars of Dracula (1970)
- Danny Jones (1972)
- The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
- Soft Beds, Hard Battles (1974)
- Percy's Progress (1974)
- Alfie Darling (1975)
- Jenny Hanley at the Internet Movie Database
- Jenny Hanley at HorrorStars
- Cult TV profile
- Bondstars.com Jenny Hanley page
- 007 Seeing the stars
- Don Brockway on Jenny Hanley
- Scars of Dracula page