Jane Fallon

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Jane Fallon
Born (1960-12-09) 9 December 1960 (age 55)
Harrow, London, England
Occupation Novelist, Producer
Nationality English
Alma mater University College London
Period 1994–present
Genre Romance, comedy
Notable works 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
Partner Ricky Gervais (1982–present)

Jane Fallon (born 9 December 1960) is the author of five best-selling novels, Skeletons, Getting Rid of Matthew (which reached number 7 in the Nielsen Bookscan Fiction Top 10 in 2007), Got You Back (number 5 in 2008), Foursome (number 8 in 2010) and The Ugly Sister (number 2 in 2011). She is a former television producer and her most famous work is on the popular series Teachers, 20 Things To Do Before You're 30, EastEnders, This Life and the short-lived 1990 Space Soap Jupiter Moon. In 2011, Foursome was nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award for Romantic Comedy Fiction.

Fallon has been in a relationship with comedian Ricky Gervais since 1982.

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]



  • 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)


  1. ^ Sharp, Rob (13 March 2010). "My Secret Life: Jane Fallon, author & TV producer, 49". The Independent. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.janefallon.co.uk/about.html
  3. ^ "Tricky Ricky". W Magazine. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Talking Cats With Ricky Gervais". Your Cat. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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