Jane Turner Logie Award-winning comedy writer.(born 1 December 1960) is an Australian actress, comedian and
|Born||1 December 1960|
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Alma mater||Monash University|
|Known for||Kath and Kim|
Turner has appeared in many popular Australian TV programs, namely Prisoner in a straight dramatic role, with comedy roles in sketch comedy programs The D-Generation, Fast Forward, Full Frontal, Big Girl's Blouse and Something Stupid.
On Fast Forward Turner (Svetta) recorded a song with Peter Moon (Victor), called "Don't Do Your Soviet Bloc".
Kath and KimEdit
In the 2000s Turner has received accolades for her performance in Kath & Kim, an ABC (later Seven Network) comedy series which she created, wrote, produced and starred in with her longtime friend and collaborator, Gina Riley. Kath & Kim became the most successful ABC syndicated show in Australian television history. Turner plays Kath, one of the leading roles in the show and an occasional character, Prue, a shop keeper at the Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.
Turner attended Sacré Cœur School in Glen Iris, Melbourne, and later studied Law at Monash University. Turner graduated Monash with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. She is married to lawyer John Denton and they have 3 children including model Anna Denton.
|1983–84||Prisoner||Belinda Johns||Seasons 5−6 (recurring; 15 episodes)|
|1987||The D-Generation||Various characters||Season 2 & Seven Network specials (8 episodes) |
+ Writer (7 episodes)
|1989–92||Fast Forward||Various characters||Seasons 1–4 (lead; 90 episodes) |
+ Writer (90 episodes)
|1992||Bligh||Mad Lottie||Season 1 (guest; 1 episode)|
|1993||Full Frontal||Various characters||Season 1 (guest; 13 episodes)|
|1993||The Making of Nothing||Pasha||Television special|
|1993||A Royal Commission Into the Australian Economy||Court Official / Travel Agent||Television special|
|1994||Big Girl's Blouse||Various characters||Season 1 (main; 9 episodes) |
+ Writer & producer (9 episodes)
|1998||Something Stupid||Various characters||Season 1 (main; 6 episodes) |
+ Writer & producer (6 episodes)
|2002–07||Kath & Kim||Kath Day-Knight / Prue||Seasons 1−4 & special (33 episodes) |
+ Writer & executive producer (32 episodes); producer (25 episodes)
|2007||Little Britain Down Under||Kath Day-Knight||Television documentary|
|2015||Open Slather||Various characters||Season 1 (main; 11 episodes)|
|2018||Rake||Senator Penny Evans||Season 5 (recurring; 5 episodes)|
|2020||Parlement (French TV series)||MEP Sharon Redlion||Season 1 (recurring; 10 episodes)|
|1987||Bachelor Girl||Vicki||Television film|
|1987||The Bit Part||Actress in Play||Feature film|
|1997||Thank God He Met Lizzie||Anne||Feature film|
|2002||Guru Wayne||Sarg||Feature film|
|2005||Da Kath & Kim Code||Kath Day-Knight||Television film (+ writer & producer)|
|2012||Kath & Kimderella||Kath Day-Knight / Prue||Feature film|
- Jane Turner at IMDb
- Official Kath & Kim Site, http://www.kathandkim.com/
- August Pty Ltd. "Sacré Cœur - Latest News". sacrecoeur.vic.edu.au. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "Monash Graduate Database".
- Guy, Roslyn (27 November 2004). "Turner sacrifices luxury for refugee camps". The Age.
- Byrne, Anna (13 December 2011). "Kath's little girl is all grown up". Sunday Herald Sun.
- "" Parlement " : la série politiquement (pas) correcte". France tv & vous (in French). Retrieved 13 April 2020.