PRODUCT CODE; 00177-CHAP
Janet Chappell (born 1949), usually known as Jan Chappell, is a British actress, known for her portrayal of Cally in the first three series of Blake's 7. Her other television appearances include The Naked Civil Servant, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Mr. Palfrey of Westminster, The House of Eliott, Boon, Lovejoy, Pie in the Sky,Holby City, New Tricks, Spooks and Rosemary & Thyme.
In addition she appeared in an independent Doctor Who spin-off video, entitled Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans.
Jan Chappell also appeared in films such as Ken Russell's The Devils, The Virgin and the Gipsy, Low Tide, and Basic Instinct 2. Writing about the latter role, Ben Rawson-Jones reported that "Blake's 7 fans were...pleased to see their beloved Cally pop up in the film as a random solicitor....Previously, Chappell's most notable post-Cally role was in the direct-to-video Doctor Who spinoff 'Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans' in 1995. One-off parts in The Bill, Boon, Spooks and New Tricks have ensured a regular stream of work, in addition to plenty of stage performances."
Her theatre work has included three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company and work at the Royal Court including Mike Bartlett's play My Child, directed bySacha Wares. She has performed in three of the Tribunal plays at the renowned Tricycle Theatre and in Guantanamo in the West End of London.