Jenny Lee-Wright

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Jenny Lee-Wright
Born London, England
Years active 1962-

Jenny Lee-Wright (born in London, England) is a British actress and dancer who later became a Foley artist.

At age 16, she left school to train with the Ballet Rambert. Within a year, she became part of a French cabaret group that traveled the world. Upon returning to England, she joined Lionel Blair's dance troupe, and then turned to acting, appearing with such comedians as Morecambe and Wise, Dick Emery, Spike Milligan (in his Q series), Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper and, in particular, Benny Hill. Her work with Hill earned her the nickname 'The Sexiest Stooge'. Other television appearances included The Golden Shot, The Protectors and Masterspy (as Miss Moneypacker).[1]

In 1970, she made her film debut in John Cassavetes's Husbands, in which she played the role of Pearl Billingham. Other films included Michael Apted's Triple Echo (1972) and the Amicus production Madhouse (1974).

She began to work as a Foley artist in the 1970s between acting jobs, and in a 1976 magazine interview attributed her sense of timing in that field to her training as a dancer. Wright stood in as the hostess on Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game for several weeks when regular hostess Anthea Redfern was absent on maternity leave. By the late 1980s, she had switched completely to Foley work, including such films as My Left Foot (1989), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), the James Bond movie Die Another Day (2002), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004) based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Jenny Lee-Wright made the transformation from actress to Foley Artist during the late 1980's.

TV credits[edit]

Year Title Role
1964 Crossroads Vicky Wade
1965-1968 The Bruce Forsyth Show
1968 The Benny Hill Show (BBC) Various
1968-1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show Various
1970–72, 1976–80, 1982–86 The Benny Hill Show (ITV) Various
1971 The Laughing Stock of Television (TV film)
1971 Paul Temple Jacky
1971 Jason King
Episode: 'A Page Before Dying'
First Girl
1972 Engelbert with the Young Generation Dancer
1972 The Protectors
Episode: 'Ceremony for the Dead'
Julie
1972 Sez Les
1972 Emmerdale Farm Lynn
1973 Public Eye
Episode: 'A Family Affair'
Mrs Sullivan
1973 Harriet's Back in Town Jo
1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV series) Various
1974 BBC Play of the Month
Episode: 'The Deep Blue Sea'
Club hostess
1974 The Campbells Are Coming (TV film) Various
1974-1975 A Little Bit of Wisdom Marge/Lolita
1974-1975 The Tommy Cooper Hour
1975 Love Thy Neighbour Marilyn
1975 Tarbuck and All That!
1976 Des O'Connor Entertains
1977 Beryl's Lot Mildred
1977 Masterspy Miss Moneypacker
1977-1978 Mike Yarwood in Persons
1978 The Professionals
Episode: 'The Rack'
Lorna
1978 Bernie
1979 Minder
Episode: 'A Tethered Goat'
Frankie
1982 The Jim Davidson Show
1985 The Funny Side
1986 Mind Your Language Maria Papandrious

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1970 Husbands Pearl Billingham
1972 The Triple Echo Christine
1974 The Best of Benny Hill Various
1974 Madhouse Carol Clayton
1976 The Slipper and the Rose Milk Maid
1977 What'll you Have? (short)

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Gary P. Rose. "Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
Bibliography
  • Jenny Lee-Wright at the Internet Movie Database
  • Oliviero, Jeffrey (1989). Motion Picture Players' Credits. McFarland & Co., Inc. 
  • Pedder, Eddie (1985). Who's Who on Television (third ed.). Independent Television Books Ltd. 
External link