Jane Merrow

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British actress Jane Merrow was somewhat prolific in the 1960’s making guest appearances in pretty much every classic ITC genre show going. Leading roles were fewer but she did play Lorna Doone in a popular 1963 serialised version and had a major role in the second season of Hadleigh as James Hadlegh’s love interest. Following Hadleigh Jane spent many years working in the US, once again making guest appearances in many classic shows.

By the late 1990’s though Jane had moved into writing and producing, mostly in short film.

Jane was a serious consideration to take over as female lead in The Avengers after Diana Rigg left the show, the role ultimately went to Linda Thorson.

Was Co-Executive Producer of 1998 TV Movie The Cater Street Hangman.

Jane was born Jane Meirowsky on 26 August 1941 in London, England.


1961: Deadline Midnight: An Eye For Detail as Dilys Jones
1962: Oliver Twist Episode 1 as Oliver’s mother
1962: Compact: Pet’s Corner as Anna
1962: This Year Next Year (Play) as Joyce
1962: Man of the World: Blaze of Glory as Nurse
1962: BBC Sunday Night Play: A Suitable Case For Treatment as Jean Skelton
1962: Harpers West One Season 2 Episode 10 as Ruth Leigh
1962: Call Oxbridge 2000 Season 2 Episode 2 as Joan Price
1963: The Birth of a Private Man (Play) as Frances Waring
1963: The Plane Makers: Point of Contact as Sue Collins
1963: About Religion: The Night Before the Execution as Girl
1963: Jane Eyre Episode 5 as Rosamund Oliver
1963: Festival: I Want to Go Home as Susan
1963: 24 Hour Call: The Confession as Moira Singleton
1963: The Human Jungle: Fine Feathers as Mrs Penelope “Penny” Branch / Brenda
1963: Corrigan Blake: Love Bird as Mary
1963: Lorna Doone (Serial) as Lorna Doone
1964: Festival: Justin Thyme as Giselle
1964: Love Story: The End of the Line as Jane Cleveland
1964: Detective: The Hungry Spider as Eve Gill
1964: Danger Man: A Date With Doris as Juana Romero
1965: Gideon’s Way: Gang War as Lollo Romano
1965: Story Parade: The World That Summer as Erika Hakker
1965: Theatre 625: The World of George Orwell – 1984 as Julia
1965: Danger Man: A Room in the Basement as Susan Turnbull
1965: The Saint: The Happy Suicide as Lois Norroy
1965: Danger Man: The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk as Lydia Greshnova
1966: The Baron: Red Horse, Red Rider as Savannah Olmira
1966: The Saint: The Angel’s Eye as Mabel
1966: Mystery and Imagination: Carmilla as Carmilla
1967: The Prisoner: The Schizoid Man as Alison / Number 24
1967: The Avengers: Mission… Highly Improbable as Susan
1967: Man in a Suitcase: The Bridge as Annabelle Fenchurch
1968: NET Playhouse: 1984 as Julia
1968: BBC Play of the Month: Hay Fever as Sorel Bliss
1969: Strange Report: Report 1553 – Racist A Most Dangerous Proposal as Jill Crowley
1969: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): Who Killed Cock Robin? as Sandra Joyce
1970: UFO: The Responsibility Seat as Josephine Fraser
1970: Mission: Impossible: Lover’s Knot as Lady Cora Weston
1971: Hadleigh (Series) as Anne Hepton
1971: Bearcats!: Conqueror’s Gold as Samantha Burke
1971: Alias Smith and Jones: The Reformation of Harry Briscoe as Sister Isabel
1972: The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie) as Beryl Stapleton
1972: Mannix: The Sound of Murder as Clarissa Colbourn
1972: Love American Style: Love and the Happy Medium as Miranda / Jeannie Zambini
1973: Mannix: Carol Lockwood, Past Tense as Leona Kellaway
1973: Emergency!: The Professor as Lady Rossman
1973: The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie) as Sheila O’Neill
1973: Love American Style: Love and the Golden Memory as Pamela
1973: The Magician: Man on Fire as Carol Spain
1973: Cannon: Murder by the Numbers as Gretchen Calloway
1974: Police Woman: Requiem for Bored Wives as Linda
1974: Barnaby Jones: Web of Deceit as Hilary Padgett
1974: The Six Million Dollar Man: Doomsday, and Counting as Irina Leonova
1976: Once An Eagle (Mini-Series) as Hallie
1977: The Six Million Dollar Man: Death Probe Parts 1 and 2 as Irina Leonova
1977: Van Der Valk: Diane as Diane LeClere
1978: The Eddie Capra Mysteries: Murder Plays a Dead Hand
1978:This Is Your Life: Michael Croft as Herself (Light Entertainment show)
1981: The Incredible Hulk: Bring Me The Head of the Hulk as Dr Jane Cabot
1981: Unit 4 (TV Movie) as Liz Phillips
1981: The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie) as Val Eaton
1981: The Greatest American Hero: The Beast in the Black as Betty
1982: Romance Theatre: Escape to Love as Magda
1982: Hart to Hart: Rich and Hartless as Margaret Chumley
1983: Magnum, P.I.: Letter To A Duchess as Vivien Brock Jones, Lady Wilkerson, Duchess of Whit
1984: Rituals (Pilot that never aired) as Dabney
1985: St Elsewhere: Tears of a Clown
1986: Airwolf: Break-In at Santa Paula as Mrs Eleanor Haines
1986: MacGyver: A Prisoner of Conscience as Dr Natalia Petrovitsch
1993: Lovejoy: Taking the Pledge as Stella
1996: Accused (Series) as Carol
1997: Sharpe: Sharpe’s Waterloo as Duchess of Richmond
2008: Drama Trails: Cold Feet to A Touch of Frost as Herself (Documentary)


1961: Why Bother to Knock as Girl in Gallery (Uncredited)
1962: The Phantom of the Opera as Chorus Girl (Uncredited)
1962: Young and Willing as Mary Parker
1964: The System as Nicola
1965: The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die as Alice Taylor
1967: Island of the Burning Damned as Angela Roberts
1968: Assignment K as Martine
1968: The Lion in Winter as Alais
1970: Adam’s Woman as Bess
1971: Hands of the Ripper as Laura
1974: A Time For Love
1975: Diagnosis: Murder as Mary Dawson
1981: The Appointment as Dianna
2008: Bereavement (Short) as Jane
2008: Blinded (Video short)
2009: The Long Twilight of Stella Hunt
2010: Beware of What You Wish For (Video short) as Mrs White (also writer)
2011: The Tell-Tale Heart (Video Short) (Writer and Producer only)
2013: The Yellow Wallpaper (short) as Woman (also Writer and Producer)
2014: The Damned Thing (Short) (Co-Writer and Producer only)
2015: Cougar (Short) (Also Writer)
2016: Almosting It as Gladys
2017: Light (Short) as Interrogator

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