Jenny Funnell

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Jenny Funnell
Born (1963-05-20) 20 May 1963 (age 54)
Nairobi, Kenya
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988-present
Children 1[1]

Jenny Funnell (born 20 May 1963) is a British actress best known for her role as Sandy in the British sitcom As Time Goes By (1992–2005).

Early life[edit]

Funnell was born in Kenya, then still a British colony, and has a twin sister. She moved to Britain when she was four years old, and initially started voice acting in radio drama while still a student at drama school, winning the Carleton Hobbs BBC Radio Drama Award in 1984.


Her earliest television work was also in drama, including the British soap opera Brookside (1985), the police series Bergerac (BBC 1988), and the episode "Peril at End House" in Series 2 of Agatha Christie's Poirot (ITV 1990).

Funnell started taking on comedy parts with an appearance in the comedy/drama Boon (ITV 1989), and a role in the television movie Norbert Smith: A Life. Other comedy roles for TV have included a guest appearance in the Channel 4 newsroom sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey (1994) and the romantic comedy Love Soup (2005). She later made guest appearances in the ITV hospital drama The Royal (2003), played two separate parts in the BBC's medical drama Doctors (2002 and 2004), and appeared in the ITV police series The Bill (2006).

Since 2009, she has voiced nine different characters in the From Software series Dark Souls, as well as Bloodborne.

Her stage roles have included Sense and Sensibility at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, West Berkshire[2] in April 2014 and What the Butler Saw at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke during September 2015.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She and her husband and daughter live in England.[4]


Year TV Series/Film Name Role Role Notes
1985 Brookside
1985 Bergerac
1988 Agatha Christie's Poirot Nurse Series 2 Episode "Peril at End House"
1989 Norbert Smith A Life
1992–2005 As Time Goes By Sandy One of the main roles. Film credit.
1994 Drop the Dead Donkey Guest Appearance
2002, 2004, 2011 Doctors 3 separate episodes.
2003 The Royal
2005 Love Soup Guest Appearance
2006 The Bill
2008 Coming of Age Chloe Wheeler's mother
2009 Demon's Souls Yuria the Witch
2011 Dark Souls Quelana of Izalith, Darkmoon Knightess
2014 Hollyoaks Receptionist
2015 Bloodborne Vileblood Queen Annalise, Doctor Iosefka
2016 Dark Souls III Karla


  1. ^ "Jenny Funnell on PBS". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  2. ^ "REVIEW: Sense and Sensibility, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor". Basingstoke Gazette. 
  3. ^ "Actress Jenny Funnell talks about starring in "riotous farce" 'What the Butler Saw', which is coming to Basingstoke" Basingstoke Gazette, 4 September 2015
  4. ^ Vanessa (2007-06-23). "POP GOES THE WORLD: A night with Moira Brooker". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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