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Janine Duvitski (born Christine Janine Drzewicki; 1st June 1952) is an English actress, known for her roles as Jane Edwards in Waiting for God, Pippa Trench in One Foot in the Grave and Jacqueline Stewart in Benidorm. She also played the role of Angela in Mike Leigh's play Abigail's Part


Personal life [edit]Edit

Duvitski was born in LancasterLancashire.Her father was Polish. She trained at the East 15 Acting School in London. She has four children, John, Albert and Edith plus actress Ruby Bentall with her actor husband Paul Bentall. Her youngest daughter Edith is in the band 'The Frets'.

Career [edit]Edit

Duvitski's many television credits include One Foot in the GraveBenidormDennis Potter's Blue Remembered HillsBrush StrokesMinderMidsomer MurdersMy FamilyMan About the HouseThe Georgian HouseThe Black Stuff (TV play) by Alan BleasdaleThe KnowledgeWaiting for GodZ-Cars and The Worst Week of My Life. She was also in the 1994 film The Madness of King George and had a small role opposite Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasencein Dracula (1979).

Duvitski appeared in the 1980 film Breaking Glass and in the film The New World. In 2007 she appeared on stage in the revival of English National Opera's On the Town. She also appeared, in 2008, as Mrs Meagles in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit.

In 2013 Duvitski appeared alongside former Doctor Who stars Bernard Cribbins and Freema Agyeman, as well as Helen Lederer, in a children's television series called Old Jack's Boat on CBeebies, playing the role of Emily Scuttlebutt.

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