Actor - Comedy, Drama, Film & TV
HELLO & WELCOME to my web site. I’m Jane Deane, an actor originally hailing from Bolton in Lancashire, now residing in Windsor, Berkshire (where the Queen lives!)
I have worked professionally in the UK for 25 years as an actress, director, writer and entertainer. During this time I’ve appeared in 15 pantomimes, written, performed and produced shows for Legoland Windsor, hosted live events and shows for Qdos Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, CBBC, and Guinness World Records, worked on educational TV drama for Highwood Productions, radio plays for BBC Radio 3 and a number of short films. For those of you with young children, you may recognise me as ‘Dee Livery’ the unicycling paper girl who appeared alongside Justin Fletcher in the first 23 episodes of his BAFTA Award winning show “Justin’s House” on CBeebies.
I ran away with the circus for six months training with Zippo’s Circus Academy where I honed my skills as a clown, juggler and unicyclist, skills I continue to perform and teach.
I completed directing and devising courses with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Told By and Idiot and Spymonkey and in 2003 founded “AVVA LAFF!” PRODUCTIONS a theatre company specialising in family shows and comedy. The company made its Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016 with “THE GRIMMEST OF GRIMM TALES” which proved a real hit with both children and their grown-ups. The show also performed at the Brighton Fringe 2017, where it picked up a nomination for The Primary Times Children's Choice Awards.
I recently completed the Manuel Puro 21 Day Self Tape Challenge. All 21 Self Tapes can be viewed on Vimeo here.
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Clips from: "Zero Tolerance" (Short) "The Grimmest of Grimm Tales" (TV Pilot), "That's English" (EFS Television),
"Justin's House" (CBeebies),
"The 21 Day Self Tape Challenge"
21 Characters in 21 Days
Short clips of each of the 21 different characters portrayed during the Acting Habit's 21 Day Self Tape Course
Self Tape Monolgue:
Jean's speech from Olwen Wymark's play "Find Me". The play is about a family's struggle to bring up a child with severe behavioural issues. In this monologue Verity's (the child in question) mother Jean is nearing the end of her ability to cope.
If you’re looking for a highly versatile pantomime performer, then look no further!
I have appeared in 15 professional pantomimes at theatres all over the UK playing roles as diverse as the comic (Wishee Washee) in Aladdin, (Jenny the Jester) in Snow White to principal boy (Peter Pan) to a range of fairies (Tinkerbell, Fairy Bow Bells & Slave of the Ring), numerous comedy police persons and even a unicyling bear!
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best in the business, including Rick Wakeman, Peter Duncan, Gillian Wright and Keith Harris & Orville (and Cuddles!) Juggling, unicycling, stage fighting, flying, clowning, singing and yes… even acting - I’ve appeared in pantomimes for The Hiss and Boo Company, Evolution, Duggie Chapman, Q Productions, The Gala Theatre Durham and The Capitol Horsham.
For all performance enquires, please contact me through TTA (Top Talent Agency)...
T T A
PO Box 860, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 9BR