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20 May 1963 |
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).
Her stage roles have included Sense and Sensibility at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, West Berkshire in April 2014 and What the Butler Saw at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke during September 2015.
She and her husband and daughter live in England.
|Year||TV Series/Film Name||Role||Role Notes|
|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.|
|2005||Love Soup||Guest Appearance|
|2008||Coming of Age||Chloe Wheeler's mother|
|2009||Demon's Souls||Yuria the Witch|
|2011||Dark Souls||Quelana of Izalith, Darkmoon Knightess|
|2015||Bloodborne||Vileblood Queen Annalise, Doctor Iosefka|
|2016||Dark Souls III||Karla|
- "Jenny Funnell on PBS". Atgbcentral.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
- "REVIEW: Sense and Sensibility, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor". Basingstoke Gazette.
- "Actress Jenny Funnell talks about starring in "riotous farce" 'What the Butler Saw', which is coming to Basingstoke" Basingstoke Gazette, 4 September 2015
- Vanessa (2007-06-23). "POP GOES THE WORLD: A night with Moira Brooker". Pop-goes-the-world.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
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