1970 (age 46–47)
|Occupation||Actress, Comedian, former drama teacher|
Jane McCarry (born 1970) is a Scottish actress. She is best known for her roles as Isa Drennan in the Scottish sitcom Still Game, Granny Murray in the children's show Me Too! and various characters in the sketch show Pulp Video.
Beginning in 2006, McCarry appears in the children's programme, Me Too! as the middle-aged childminder, Granny Murray. Similar to the already popular Balamory, the show revolves around McCarry's character working as a nanny and educates children as to what parents may be doing during the workday. The character of Granny Murray provides a kernel of wisdom in each episode that "saves the day" for one of the parents off at work.
McCarry also starred in Rab C Nesbitt, playing Andra's wife in the series eight episode, "Bug" and a nurse in the series 4 episode "Buckfast".
She appears occasionally in plays at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh.
In 2011, McCarry played the Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella" at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock.
She has two children (Iain and Alexander) with her husband, Robert Gibson.
Prior to appearing in Still Game, Jane taught drama at Shawlands Academy and St Pauls High, Pollok for 3 years.
In 2011, Jane appeared in Kilmarnock's Pantomime at The Palace Theatre as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.
In 2012 she appeared in The Steamie at The Kings Theatre.
McCarry joined the rest of the cast of Still Game in 2014 at the comeback live show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. There was 21 performances of the sell out show.
In 2016, she reprised her role of Isa in the new series of Still Game, recommissioned by the BBC after the stage show's success.
- Edwards, Gareth (13 October 2006). "Scotsman.com". Granny shows us how. Edinburgh. Retrieved 20 October 2006.
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