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TWO by Jim Cartwright. Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, 2015

Janine Birkett

ESCAPE FROM HOMS, Drama-Documentary

Director: Chris Martin

Producer: Arrow Media

Role: Marie Colvin, War Correspondent

Paul Conroy's gripping account of the Assad regime's massacres of civilians in the Syrian city of Homs, and the brave journalists who "bear witness", is the basis for the drama documentary ESCAPE FROM HOMS


DAYDREAMS, Feature Film




Out in 2018:





Director: Flavia Casa

Producer: Caritas Films

Role: Nadine

As Nadine in DAYDREAMS


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Film work includes: ESCAPE FROM HOMS, Arrow Media, Chris Martin; DAYDREAMS, Caritas Films, Flavia Casa; BILLY ELLIOT, Tiger Aspect Films, Stephen Daldry; ALMOST MARRIED, Tested Films, Ben Cookson; HARRY, Jake White; POPPY SHAKESPEARE, Benjamin Ross; THE OTHER CHILD, Urs Eggers.


Television includes: CORONATION STREET, EMMERDALE, HOLLYOAKS, INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY, THE ROYAL and BBC series such as HOLBY CITY, DOCTORS, THE CHASE and NATURE BOY. And as a native North-Easterner, I was cast in the film BILLY ELLIOT as Jenny, Billy’s mother. I was also a regular in the popular children’s series BYKER GROVE.


I cut my acting teeth touring nationally with Northumberland Theatre Company and, later, I was a founding member of the Northern Stage Ensemble touring nationally and internationally with the company.


With impeccable RP and a facility for many other accents, I am a skilled audio-performer and a versatile character actress.