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Her career began at the BBC as a comedy producer, but she soon returned to performing. Early TV work includes Carrott’s Lib, where her impressions got her taken on for Spitting Image; and shows with Lenny Henry, Kenny Everett and Alexei Sayle. Jan also appeared on Big Impression with Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona, and on several of Rory Bremner’s shows.

TV acting credits include Hebburn, Big Bad World, Skins, Carla Lane’s Luv and Janet Grimley in The Grimleys. And Midsomer Murders.

With her unique mix of hilarious mimicry and sharp satire, Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most successful impressionists. She is a long running star of BBC’s Dead Ringers and was recently a panellist on ITV’s The Imitation Game, appearing on the 2018 Royal Variety Show.

Her Theresa May impression has achieved cult status, going viral on social media and with over 1 million views on YouTube.

She 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 also current affairs programmes such as Broadcasting House, The Week in Westminster and Today. Jan has acted in countless R4 dramas and comedies, most recently The Charles Paris Mysteries and Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal.

Alongside her work on screen and radio, she achieved rave reviews and broke box office records with her solo show Difficult Woman. She has just completed a sellout tour with Rory Bremner.