Jane Turner

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Jane Turner
Jane Turner (Kath Day Knight) at Kath & Kimderella movie premiere.jpg
Jane Turner in character as Kath Day-Knight at the Kath & Kimderella movie premiere, in August 2012
Born (1960-12-01) 1 December 1960 (age 56)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress
Known for Kath and Kim

Jane Turner (born 1 December 1960 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian actress, comedian and Logie Award-winning comedy writer.


Turner has appeared in many popular Australian TV programs, namely Prisoner in a straight dramatic role, with comedy roles in sketch comedy programs The D-Generation, Fast Forward, Full Frontal, Big Girl's Blouse and Something Stupid.[1]

On Fast Forward Turner (Svetta) recorded a song with Peter Moon (Victor), called "Don't Do Your Soviet Bloc".

Kath and Kim[edit]

In the 2000s Turner has received accolades for her performance in Kath & Kim, an ABC (later Seven Network) comedy series which she created, wrote, produced and starred in with her longtime friend and collaborator, Gina Riley. Kath & Kim became the most successful ABC syndicated show in Australian television history. Turner plays Kath, one of the leading roles in the show and an occasional character, Prue, a shop keeper at the Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.[2]

Turner made her West End theatrical debut in the Australian hit play Holding the Man at London's Trafalgar Studios in April 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Turner attended Sacré Cœur School in Glen Iris, Melbourne, and later studied Law at Monash University.[3] She is married to lawyer John Denton[4] and they have 3 children including model Anna Denton.[5]


  1. ^ Jane Turner on IMDb
  2. ^ Official Kath & Kim Site, http://www.kathandkim.com/
  3. ^ August Pty Ltd. "Sacré Cœur - Latest News". sacrecoeur.vic.edu.au. 
  4. ^ Guy, Roslyn (27 November 2004). "Turner sacrifices luxury for refugee camps". The Age. 
  5. ^ Byrne, Anna (13 December 2011). "Kath's little girl is all grown up". Sunday Herald Sun. 

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