Jane Fallon

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Jane Fallon
BornJane Elizabeth Mary Fallon
(1960-12-09) 9 December 1960 (age 60)
Harrow, Middlesex, England
Occupation
  • Novelist
  • producer
Alma materUniversity College London
Period1994–present
Genre
  • Romance
  • comedy
PartnerRicky Gervais (1982–present)

Jane Elizabeth Mary Fallon (born 9 December 1960)[1] is an English author who has written eleven novels — Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us, My Sweet Revenge, Faking Friends, Tell Me a Secret, Queen Bee, and Worst. Idea. Ever. In 2011, Foursome was nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award for Romantic Comedy Fiction and in 2018, Faking Friends was nominated in the popular fiction category of the National Book Awards; in 2019, it was longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print prize.[citation needed]

A former television producer, Fallon's best-known work is on the popular series Teachers, EastEnders, and This Life.

Early life[edit]

Fallon grew up in a house above her parents' newsagent's shop.[2] She was educated at St Bernard's Convent School in Slough, Berkshire and University College London, where she studied history.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Fallon has been in a relationship with comedian Ricky Gervais since 1982; they met whilst studying at University College London. The couple have lived together since 1984 and are based in Hampstead.[4] They had a cat called Ollie,[5] who died on 10 March 2020.[6] Ollie was a gift to them by Jonathan Ross on his Friday-night show.[7][8] The couple then adopted a new cat, Pickle. Fallon's niece, Elsie Fallon, is an actress.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • 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)

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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)
  • Worst. Idea. Ever. (2021)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  2. ^ "My Secret Life: Jane Fallon, author & TV producer, 49". The Independent. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ www.janefallon.co.uk. "Jane Fallon". Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Tricky Ricky". W Magazine. June 2008. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  5. ^ Jane Fallon [@JaneFallon] (10 March 2020). "I have awful news" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 August 2020 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Ricky Gervais' beloved cat Ollie passes away". Page Six. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Talking cats with... Ricky Gervais". Your Cat. 7 November 2014. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  8. ^ Ricky Gervais—Friday Night with Jonathan Ross—14/11/2003 Part 2 of 2. Put The Telly On. YouTube. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  9. ^ Jane Fallon [@JaneFallon] (11 August 2016). "Proud auntie :)" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 August 2020 – via Twitter.

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