Janet Fielding

Biography: Born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1957, Janet was raised in an Irish Catholic family with three brothers. Her father's work as a parasitologist took them to Washington (USA) and finally back to Queensland.

Janet gained A-levels in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics before studying English and Journalism at the University Of Queensland. Initially interested in becoming a journalist, she soon became interested in acting. She met the actors, Billie Brown and Geoff Rush who were at the Queensland Theatre Company performing a children's show called The Wrong Side Of The Moon. Janet was persuaded to audition for a part and was rewarded with a role in the show. She continued to pursue a career in acting and met with English writer/director Albert Hunt, and in 1977 to moved to England to appear in one of his shows. Director Ken Campbell had seen Janet perform and offered her a role in an opera entitled The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward. She then joined him at the Science Fiction Theatre
Born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1957, Janet was raised in an Irish Catholic family with three brothers. Her father's work as a parasitologist took them to Washington (USA) and finally back to Queensland.

Janet gained A-levels in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics before studying English and Journalism at the University Of Queensland. Initially interested in becoming a journalist, she soon became interested in acting. She met the actors, Billie Brown and Geoff Rush who were at the Queensland Theatre Company performing a children's show called The Wrong Side Of The Moon. Janet was persuaded to audition for a part and was rewarded with a role in the show. She continued to pursue a career in acting and met with English writer/director Albert Hunt, and in 1977 to moved to England to appear in one of his shows. Director Ken Campbell had seen Janet perform and offered her a role in an opera entitled The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward. She then joined him at the Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool and appeared in productions including The Warp and The End is Night. By this stage, she was using the stage name Janet Clare Fielding (Fielding being her Grandmother's name, who had also been an actress). The name Clare was latterly dropped from her stage name. In 1980 she started appearing in small roles on TV. She was then cast as air hostess Tegan Jovanka in Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. To win the role of Tegan, she told the Doctor Who producer she was only 20, when she was actually 23. Janet married the Daily Mirror's (then) Foreign Affairs Editor, Nick Davies in 1983 until they divorced in 1991. During the same period Janet gave up acting in 1991 to work as an administrator in the pressure group "Women in Film and Television", where she stayed for three and a half years. She then became the director of actor's agency Marina Martin Associates.

Janet is reluctant to talk about her time in Doctor Who and only appeared at her first convention in 1993 (Panoptican) and her second in 2004 (Dimensions 2004). She has now recorded DVD commentaries for Doctor Who along with co-stars Peter Davison, Matthew Waterhouse and Sarah Sutton.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Doctor Who (1963): Season 27 Nov 26, 1993 Tegan tbd
tbd Doctor Who (1963): Season 21 Jan 5, 1984 Tegan 7.0
tbd Doctor Who (1963): Season 20 Jan 3, 1983 Tegan 5.0
tbd Doctor Who (1963): Season 19 Jan 4, 1982 Tegan 8.0
tbd Doctor Who (1963): Season 18 Aug 30, 1980 Tegan 8.0