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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).
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.
|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)|
Episode: 'A Page Before Dying'
|1972||Engelbert with the Young Generation||Dancer|
Episode: 'Ceremony for the Dead'
Episode: 'A Family Affair'
|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'
|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|
|1977-1978||Mike Yarwood in Persons|
Episode: 'The Rack'
Episode: 'A Tethered Goat'
|1982||The Jim Davidson Show|
|1985||The Funny Side|
|1986||Mind Your Language||Maria Papandrious|
|1972||The Triple Echo||Christine|
|1974||The Best of Benny Hill||Various|
|1976||The Slipper and the Rose||Milk Maid|
|1977||What'll you Have? (short)|
- 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.
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