Jeany Spark

Jeannette "Jeany" Spark (born 7 November 1982) is an English actress, known for portraying Linda Wallander in the British television series Wallander.[1]

Jeany Spark
Born (1982-11-07) 7 November 1982 (age 38)
  • British
Alma materLady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Actor
Years active2008–present

She studied English literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004. She then trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2007.[2]

In 2008, she played school teacher Mercy Chant in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D’Urbervilles.[3]

In 2010 she played the part of a homeless girl in the third episode of Sherlock, "The Great Game".[4]

In 2011, she appeared in "The National Anthem", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In 2011 she portrayed Joan Malin in the television drama film Hattie.

In 2013, she took the role of the deputy headmistress, Emma, in Man Down, the Channel 4 comedy series.

She plays the role of Detective Inspector Kate Gemmill in the 2015 BBC drama The Interceptor.[5]

In 2018, she appeared as Captain Sandrine Shaw in the BBC Two miniseries Collateral.

In 2019, she appeared for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Crooked Dances, a new play by Robin French.[6]


  1. ^ "Wallander - Episode guide - BBC One".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ credits of the BBC show Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  4. ^ ""Sherlock" the Great Game (TV Episode 2010)".
  5. ^ "The Interceptor - Gemmill - BBC One".
  6. ^ "Crooked Dances". RSC.

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