Jane Merrow

Jane Merrow (born Jane Meirowsky, 26 August 1941) is a British actress, born in London to an English mother and German refugee, who was active in the 1960s and 1970s in England and the United States. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1963, Merrow came to TV prominence when she starred in a BBC adaptation of Lorna Doone and subsequently had roles in British TV series such as Danger Man, The Saint, The Baron, The Prisoner, Gerry Anderson's UFO, and The Avengers where, having appeared in the penultimate episode of the 1967 series, she was considered as the replacement for a departing Diana Rigg. The role went to Linda Thorson instead. Her most prominent role was as Alais, the mistress of Henry II (played by Peter O'Toole) in The Lion in Winter (1968), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination in the category of actress in a supporting role, losing to Ruth Gordon who won for Rosemary's Baby. She also appeared in a episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) ("Who Killed Cock Robin?", 1969). In 1971 she played Anne Hepton in Hadleigh becoming the romantic interest of the lead character.


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