Jane Fallon

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Jane Fallon
Born (1960-12-09) 9 December 1960 (age 58)
Harrow,[citation needed] Middlesex, England
OccupationNovelist, Producer
Alma materUniversity College London
GenreRomance, comedy
Notable worksStrictly Between Us, Skeletons, Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, 20 Things To Do Before You're 30, EastEnders, Teachers, This Life, Jupiter Moon
PartnerRicky Gervais (1982–present)

Jane Fallon (born 9 December 1960) is an English author of nine top ten best-selling novels, Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us, My Sweet Revenge, Faking Friends and Tell Me A Secret.

A former television producer, her most famous work is on the popular series Teachers, 20 Things To Do Before You're 30, EastEnders and This Life. In 2011, Foursome was nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award for Romantic Comedy Fiction.

Early life[edit]

Fallon's parents had a newsagent's shop. She grew up in a flat above her parents' shop.[1] She was educated at St Bernard's Convent School in Slough, Berkshire and University College London where she studied history.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She has been in a relationship with comedian Ricky Gervais since 1982; they met while both studying at University College London. The couple have lived together since 1984 and are based in Hampstead.[3] They have a cat called Ollie which was given to them by Jonathan Ross on his Friday night show.[4][5] Her niece Elsie Fallon is an actress.[6]



  • EastEnders (1985–1994)
  • This Life (1996–1997)
  • Undercover Heart (1998)
  • Massive Landmarks of the 20th Century (1999)
  • Teachers (2001)
  • 20 Things to Do Before You're 30 (2002)
  • Single (2003)


  • Getting Rid of Matthew (2007)
  • Got You Back (2008)
  • Foursome (2010)
  • The Ugly Sister (2011)
  • Skeletons (2014)
  • Strictly Between Us (2016)
  • My Sweet Revenge (2017)
  • Faking Friends (2018)
  • Tell Me A Secret (2019)
  • Queen Bee (2020)


  1. ^ Sharp, Rob (13 March 2010). "My Secret Life: Jane Fallon, author & TV producer, 49". The Independent. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy of Fallon's website". Archived from the original on 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  3. ^ "Tricky Ricky". W Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Talking Cats With Ricky Gervais". Your Cat. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Ricky Gervais - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross - 14/11/2003 Part 2 of 2 (YouTube)". Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/janefallon/status/763781218546642944

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