We fell in love with her as Emma Harte in a Woman of Substance and the affair continued all the way to Jo Mills in Judge John Deed – she’s a national treasure.
One of Jenny’s first screen appearances was in the film Local Hero. She then shot to fame as Emma Harte in the 1983 TV drama A Woman of Substance, which still rates as Channel 4’s greatest drama success, pulling in 13.8 million viewers. This was followed by other starring TV roles, and then she disappeared from the small screen for 15 years to concentrate on films and theatre.
Vegetarianism is extremely important to Jenny. “It is a part of my life, central to my beliefs because I am passionate about animal rights. I’ve been fighting for them in one way or another most of my life. I’m not a violent person and don’t believe in using violence but when you see the torture and pain to which so many animals are subjected I can fully understand why people do break down doors or smash cages to free them.”
See her interview with Viva! at http://www.viva.org.uk/what-we-do/celebrity-supporters/jenny-seagrove/veggie-substance