Jane Ridley has been a professional actor for more than 40 years.
A woman of many voices, her Voice Over work covers many styles from radio plays for the BBC to audio books to complex technical/medical training industrials to commercials.
Her work in the theatre has taken her all over England and the US.
Born and raised in England, she moved to the U.S.A. in the 1970s, received her Master in Fine Arts degree, moved to New York City and since then has had a vibrant career in the regional theatre, traversing between the classics, contemporary plays and, a particular favorite, collaborating with playwrights on the creation of new works.
She has had the great good fortune to play some of the most richly drawn woman in theatrical literature. From the recent Dr Ruth Westheimer in Becoming Dr. Ruth through August, Osage County, Doubt and W;t, to The Rivals and many of Shakespeare’s marvelous women. She has appeared in delicious roles such as: Lady Bracknell, Mistress Quickly, Mrs. Malaprop, Vivian Bearing, The Countess of Rousillon, Martha Brewster, Dotty Otley, Kate Keller, Judith Bliss, and many others.
In the U.S. Jane has appeared regionally at such theatres as The Shakespeare Theatre,DC; The Walnut Street; The Fulton; The Utah, Orlando and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals; The Delaware Theatre Company; and Pennsylvania Centre Stage.
In England her work has been seen at Theatre Royals in Brighton, Richmond, Windsor, Cheltenham, as well as in Scotland in Edinburgh and Glasgow.