Zelah Clarke

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Zelah Clarke
Born (1954-04-05) 5 April 1954 (age 63)
Occupation actress
Spouse(s) Francis Ash

Zelah Clarke (born 5 April 1954) is a television and film actress.

She began to work as a television actor in 1972, and her roles include Ceinwen Lloyd in How Green Was My Valley (1976) and Susan Nipper in Dombey and Son (1983). She also appeared in the first episode of Poldark (1975).

She is best known for playing Jane Eyre[1] in the 1983 British television serial Jane Eyre, an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by Barry Letts for the BBC and directed by Julian Amyes. The serial stars Zelah Clarke as the title character, and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester.[2]

Zelah Clarke was nominated for a 1985 CableACE Award for Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for her portrayal of Jane Eyre.[3]


  1. ^ "Jane Eyre, Zelah Clarke, DVD". All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/janeeyre/history.shtml
  3. ^ McMullen, Marion (9 September 2011). "Mia Wasikowska's the latest star to play Bronte's enduring heroine". coventrytelegraph. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 

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