Ann Bell

Ann Bell (Wikipedia)

Ann Bell was born in 1938) and is a British actress, best known for playing war internee Marion Jefferson in the BBC Second World War drama series Tenko (1981–84).

She was born in WallaseyCheshire, the daughter of John Forrest Bell and Marjorie (née Byrom) Bell, and educated at Birkenhead High School

She played the title role in a BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre (1963) in addition to many guest roles on television, including Edgar Wallace MysteriesGideon’s WayThe AvengersThe Sentimental AgentThe SaintArmchair TheatreFor Whom the Bell Tolls(1965), Danger ManThe BaronMystery and ImaginationThe TroubleshootersCallanJourney to the UnknownSherlock Holmes (the 1968 episode “The Sign of Four” with Peter Cushing), Department SThe Lost BoysEnemy at the DoorShoestringTumbledownBlackeyesInspector MorseAgatha Christie’s PoirotMidsomer MurdersCasualtyHolby CityThe Forsyte Saga (2002 miniseries)The Bill and Waking the Dead. In 1968 she appeared in the Dennis Potter play Shaggy Dog, part of The Company of Five, a London Weekend Television anthology series of six plays featuring the same five actors.

She was married to character actor Robert Lang from 1971 until his death in 2004. The couple had two children. Bell appeared on screen with Lang in Tenko Reunion, in which he played Teddy Forster-Brown. They also appeared together in an episode of Heartbeat (“Bread and Circuses”, 2002).

In 2010, Bell featured in the Doctor Who audio drama A Thousand Tiny Wings as well as the 2012 audio play Night of the Stormcrowwhich also featured her Tenko castmate Louise Jameson.

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