Jenny Twigge

Jenny Twigge (born 19 January 1950) is a British actress who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. She was a patron of animal rescue group All Dogs Matter.[1]


Twigge played Rosetta in a 1973 BBC2 adaptation of Two Women[2] and appeared in Roy Clarke's That Sinking Feeling (Armchair Theatre, 1973).[3] She made numerous one-off appearances in 1970s TV series including Love Story (1972, directed by Moira Armstrong), Kate (1972), Softly, Softly: Taskforce (1972), Crown Court (two separate characters in 1973), New Scotland Yard (1974), Dixon of Dock Green episode Question In The House (1974),[4] Z-Cars (1976), and Lurena[5] in Blake's 7 (1979). Then in 1980 she was in four episodes of The Onedin Line[6] and one episode of The Professionals. More recently, she played Rachel Ashbourne in episode 78 of The Bill (series 13), first aired in 1997. Longer term, Twigge appeared regularly in General Hospital (Dr. Cathy Waddon from 1974–75),[7] Hadleigh (Joanna Roberts throughout 1976), Rooms (Carol West throughout 1977, starring alongside Ian Redford and Anne Dyson), ITV comedy series Thicker than Water (1981),[8] Grange Hill (Mrs. McGuire from 1982–87), and Byker Grove (playing Clare Warner from 1989–90).


Her film appearances included Robert Young's Hammer film Vampire Circus (1972) (as a schoolgirl), Judith in Bob Kellett's Our Miss Fred (1972), Millie in Gerry O'Hara's The Brute (1977), and as an air hostess in Alberto De Martino's Holocaust 2000 (1977).[9]


In 1979, Twigge played alongside Alfred Marks, Polly James, Hugh Paddick and Fenella Fielding in Aladdin.[10] In the same year she played Anne in A Dance to the Music of Time on BBC Radio 4[11] and was in Elizabeth Gowan's Partnership Limited in Radio 4's Thirty-minute Theatre strand.[12] In 1980, she starred with Trevor Cooper in Paul Bryers' The File On Leo Kaplan,[13] originally broadcast in the Saturday Night Theatre strand on 12 January 1980.[14]


Twigge played Beppi in Franz Xaver Kroetz's Geisterbahn at the Bush Theatre in 1976.[15] In 1977, she appeared as "Yuki" with Wolfe Morris in The Golden Country by Shusaku Endo, directed by Richard Negri at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.[16]


  1. ^ "Patrons - All Dogs Matter, London Dog Rescue". Archived from the original on 11 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  2. ^ Reynold, Stanley (29 June 1973). "Reviews: Two Women". The Times. p. 15.
  3. ^ Davis, Clifford (13 November 1973). "Clifford Davis column". Daily Mirror. p. 17. ...the sinking feeling applies to a young man's doubts on the eve of his wedding. Nikolas Simmonds is the reluctant groom, Jenny Twigge is his bride and Mary Land plays Pamela, a bridesmaid
  4. ^ "Dixon Of Dock Green, Part Seven, BBC 1955 - 1976, SEASON EIGHTEEN". Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Cygnus Alpha - London Guest List". 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ Irwin, Ken (28 August 1980). "Watch the Birds". Daily Mirror. p. 7. Roberta Iger and Jenny Twigge will be among the fresh faces aboard The Onedin Line's final series
  7. ^ "Jenny Twigge in General Hospital". Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  8. ^ Payne, Laura (28 April 1981). "Doubling up for Laughter". Daily Mirror. p. 17.
  9. ^ Jenny Twigge on IMDb
  10. ^ "Crimson Cats, Michael Bartlett radio drama - DIVERSITY". Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Anthony Powell Society - A Dance to the Music of Time BBC Radio Adaptation". 5 April 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Thirty Minute Theatre 1960-1998: lost plays". Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Personal Choice". The Times. 12 January 1980. p. 9. a tale of international industrial espionage
  14. ^ "Lost radio plays, 1988-1970". Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  15. ^ Wardle, Irving (14 May 1976). "Reviews: Geisterbahn". The Times. p. 8.
  16. ^ "The Golden Country". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2014.