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Jenny Eclair (1962-), Comedian

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born Jenny Hargreaves, the comedian, novelist and actress began performing as a punk poet in the 1980s. Success came in the 1990s with hit shows at the Edinburgh Festival including Mummy's Little Boy (1992) and Prozac and Tantrums (1995) for which she became the first female winner of the Perrier award. She is widely known for her performances on television in Packet of Three (1991), The Comedy Network (1997) and Jenny Éclair's Private Function (1999). Has recently written her first novel Camberwell Beauty. Seen on the West End stage in 2003 in Mum's the Word, and on tour with her show Eclairious (2012).

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Jenny Eclair

by Barry Marsden
C-type colour print, mid 1990s
NPG x87706

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Jenny Eclair

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 1998
NPG x87782