Name Jenny Funnell
Years active 1988-present
|Born 20 May 1963 (age 56) (1963-05-20) Nairobi, Kenya|
Movies and TV shows As Time Goes By, Freddie as F.R.O.7
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Jenny funnell career
Funnell was born in Kenya, then still a British colony, and has a twin sister. She moved to Britain when she was four years old, and initially started voice acting in radio drama while still a student at drama school, winning the Carleton Hobbs BBC Radio Drama Award in 1984.
Her earliest television work was also in drama, including the British soap opera Brookside (1985), the police series Bergerac (BBC 1988), and the episode "Peril at End House" in Series 2 of Agatha Christie's Poirot (ITV 1990).
Funnell started taking on comedy parts with an appearance in the comedy/drama Boon (ITV 1989), and a role in the television movie Norbert Smith: A Life. Other comedy roles for TV have included a guest appearance in the Channel 4 newsroom sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey (1994) and the romantic comedy Love Soup (2005). She later made guest appearances in the ITV hospital drama The Royal (2003), played two separate parts in the BBC's medical drama Doctors (2002 and 2004), and appeared in the ITV police series The Bill (2006).
Her stage roles have included Sense and Sensibility at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, West Berkshire in April 2014 and What the Butler Saw at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke during September 2015.
She and her husband and daughter live in England.