The Lady of the Camellias at Waterloo East Theatre

March 2019

“And then, settling like a colourful, calming cloud over proceedings, is Jenny Runacre as Marguerite’s (slightly) older confidante, advisor and, to use the modern parlance, her bezzie…”

Runacre, method exponent par excellence, commands the stage without ever dominating it – a generous, collegiate approach that she shares with musical icon Patti Lupone in the current West End production of Company.

The Lady of the Camellias - Jenny Runacre

Normally, when a screen star arrives on the West End stage it’s with great fanfare but here we have Hollywood royalty appearing almost unnoticed in a little theatre down the road from the Old Vic and the National.

The star of John Cassavetes’ Husbands (1970), Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975) – where she appears alongside Jack Nicolson and Maria Schneider – and her eclectic dual roles in Jubilee (1978), directed by her pal Derek Jarman (sadly no longer with us) all show that it is her craft that is the most important driving force whether it be on the silver screen, on television or down in the back streets of Waterloo.

The Lady of the Camellias - Jenny Runacre

Prudence is a great role for her – she’s a bit of a gossip, she likes a flamboyant hat and Runacre sports her Zandra Rhodes jacket with the nonchalant aplomb of a supermodel. It’s a wonderful performance – a privilege to be in the audience.

Runacre continues to appear in films, directs plays, teaches and often works with her daughter Mariele Runacre Beck in her Wireless Theatre Company.

The full review can be read here

The Lady of the Camellias - Jenny Runacre

Guardian Website Article

January 2019

The star of Antonioni’s The Passenger talks about working with Jack Nicholson, Derek Jarman and John Cassavetes, and the cautionary tale of her friend, Last Tango actor Maria Schneider.

Jenny Runacre had an uncanny experience when she saw herself in a 43-year-old film recently. The woman on screen was her, but the voice was not hers.

Read the Article on the Guardian website here

Michelangelo Antonioni at the BFI

January 2019

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE are running a retrospective of Michelangelo Antonioni’s work including a digitally enhanced version of “The Passenger” on at the BFI various dates from Friday 4th January – Friday 24th February 2019 –

The Lady of the Camellias

January 2019

Jenny is appearing in the Nimbus Theatre Company’s production of The Lady of the Camellias at Waterloo East Theatre in London from Thursday 7th March until 24th March 2019.

Jenny Runacre in Lady of Camellias

Ticket information: Waterloo East Theatre | Award Winning Off West End Theatre | London

The famous story of Parisian courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, known as  the Lady of the Camellias because of her fondness for that flower, was first given as a  theatrical performance in Paris in the 1890s, starring the legendary Sarah Barnhardt.

It was famously filmed by MGM in 1936  as ‘Camille ’with Greta Garbo in the title role.

The Verdi opera ‘La Traviata’ is based on the same story.

Nimbus Theatre is proud to present this new  adaptation of  the romantic tale of beautiful professional seductress, Marguerite, who gives up her life of wealth and glamour for a love that ends in tragedy. Set in Paris in the 1850s the play is presented in period costume.

Directed by Cloud Downey

Cast: Ashleigh Cole, Jason Plessas, Mark Shaer, Robin Pinkney, Cloud Downey, Nicolaus Mackie and Jenny Runacre

Battle of Soho Q&A

November 2017

Jenny will be taking part in a Q&A about the film Battle of Soho tomorrow night. Film showing.

2 November 6:30pm at the Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road E1 4UJ

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho

The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Rescue Auction

November 2017

The Great Rock n Roll Rescue Auction

Stoke Newington Literary Festival

December 2016

On the panel at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival with Andrew Logan.

jenny runacre stoke newington literary festival

Battle of Soho

November 2017

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho a film about the ongoing battle between the residents of Soho and the Developers.  On at the Curzon Cinema Soho on December 15th 2016 – directed by Aro Korol.

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho

English National Ballet’s film “Curing Albrecht”

December 2016

Jenny Runacre as Myrtha in the English National Ballet’s film “Curing Albrecht” directed and choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright.

Jenny Runacre as Myrtha

Enter Queen Lear

December 2016

Playing the Queen Lear  from “Enter Queen Lear” by Timeri N Murari  on at the Drayton Arms Theatre, SW5 0LJ.   A Streetwise Film Production directed by Simone Vause.

Jenny Runacre - Enter Queen Lear

Jenny Runacre - Enter Queen Lear

Jenny Runacre (seated) and Charlotte Winder

Jenny Runacre - Enter Queen Lear

Playing the Queen Lear