- TV/Radio Presenters
With her unique mix of hilarious mimicry and sharp satire, Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most prominent impressionists. She is a long running star of BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and her Theresa May impression achieved cult status, going viral on social media and with over 1 million views on YouTube.
Jan is a regular contributor across BBC Radio 4, on programmes such as Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and current affairs programmes such as Broadcasting House, The Week in Westminster and Today. Jan has acted in countless R4 dramas and comedies including The Charles Paris Mysteries, Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal Jo Brand’s spoof obituary show V.I.P R.I.P. Her stage work includes seasons at Chichester Festival Theatre, playing Hoyden opposite Richard Briers as Lord Foppington, Birmingham Rep, as Viola in Twelfth Night, Sophia in Tom Jones at Watford Palace Theatre, The Children’s Hour, [email protected] at Manchester Royal Exchange, and Pentecost and After Easter at the RSC. TV acting credits include Hebburn, Big Bad World, Skins, Carla Lane’s Luv and Janet Grimley in The Grimleys, ITV1’s Stand-up Sketch Show. And Midsomer Murders. Of course.
Something of a game-show star, Jan has won Mastermind, two Pointless trophies, come first place on Richard Osman’s House of Games and beaten the Eggheads.
As well as her acting and comedy work, Jan has authored and presented several radio and TV documentaries.
Jan achieved rave reviews and broke box office records with her solo show Difficult Woman, followed by a sellout tour with Rory Bremner. She is currently working on remounting a production of Talking heads at Watford Palace Theatre.
Selected Credits (See Full Credits)
Talking Heads by Alan Bennett (Theatre)
Irene Ruddock and Muriel.
2020 - 2021
Watford Palace Theatre
The Stand Up Sketch Show (Television)
Dead Ringers (Radio)
2000 - 2021
BBC Radio 4
Double Bill with Rory Bremner (Live Comedy)
Edinburgh Fringe and National Tour
Dead Ringers Live (Live Comedy)
Barbican London and Edinburgh Fringe