Jean Rogers

About Jean Rogers

Councillor and former Vice President of Equity, the performers’ union. Trained at Guildhall School, Music and Drama. Founder member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre. Seasons at the Chichester Festival Theatre and theatres and tours round the country. Best known for 10 years as Dolly in ITV’s EMMERDALE. Presenter for BBC Schools Television, Calendar News, BBC radio LISTEN WITH MOTHER and POETRY CORNER Member of International Actors’ Federation Gender Equality Group campaigning for equal female representation in TV and film drama, particularly of older women.

Women not born yesterday

Women not born yesterday

Jean Rogers on why t4w must live on. For me, one of the great things about Totally4Women’s founder, Carolyn, was she had all the understanding and the energy of a woman, not born yesterday. To see the need, conceive the idea and build a website totally for women was inspired, and it is imperative that […]

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Bolder and Wiser by Sarah Dale

Bolder and Wiser by Sarah Dale

Remarkable conversations with older women. I’d like to introduce readers to a newly launched book by a woman who is just turning fifty! I met Sarah around eighteen months ago when she asked to interview me as one of the twenty voices in her book “Bolder and Wiser“. It was an easy, relaxed conversation, although […]

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Invisible women

Invisible women

Jean Rogers, Vice President of Equity, tells us about the campaign to get women over 40 back onto our screens As an actress I trained for my profession believing I would portray women, even when old, so long as my ability to remember my lines was unimpaired. Then I hit fifty and everything changed. My […]

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