Susan Jane Tanner

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Susan Jane Tanner
Other names Sue Jane Tanner
Occupation Actress

Susan Jane Tanner (or Sue Jane Tanner) is an English theatre actress, best known for playing the role of Madame Thénardier in the original London cast of Les Misérables and as Jellylorum in the original London version of Cats and reprising her role in the 1998 video version. Tanner also spent a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company, with roles including Audrey in As You Like It and Mrs Peacham in The Beggar's Opera.

She currently resides with her husband in Dorset.

Selected works[edit]


Year Production Role Original theatre
1981 Cats Jellylorum and Griddlebone New London Theatre
1983 All's Well That Ends Well Violenta Martin Beck Theatre
1985 Les Misérables Mme. Thénardier Barbican Theatre
1996 Martin Guerre Madame De Rols Prince Edward Theatre
2000 Hard Times (musical) Miss Fidget/Mrs Sparsit Theatre Royal Haymarket
2008 Gone with the Wind Aunt Pittypat New London Theatre


Year Production Role Notes
1998 Cats Jellylorum

External links[edit]

Susan Jane Tanner at the Internet Movie Database