Jana Carpenter

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Jana Carpenter
Born (1971-01-26) January 26, 1971 (age 48)
OccupationFilm / television actress, singer, guitarist
Years active1991-present
Spouse(s)Julian Simpson (m. 2005)

Jana Carpenter (born January 26, 1971) is an American actress, singer and guitarist based in the UK. She has appeared in a few TV series episodes and films and is also vocalist and guitarist in the countryfolk/harmony band Piefinger, and Mercury Prize nominated experimental rock band Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

Early life[edit]

Carpenter was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on January 26, 1971.


Carpenter provided the English voice of Norie in the English dub of Roujin Z. She played roles in films such as The Criminal, Demon Wheels, and Private Life.

In the first series of the revived British programme Doctor Who, Carpenter played the role of De Maggio, a soldier who protects the Metaltron Cage with Bywater (John Schwab), in the episode of the first series "Dalek".

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Julian Simpson in 2005.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Roujin Z Norie (voice) English version
1999 The Criminal Grace
2004 Demon Wheels Tourist Short
2006 Private Life Maggie Short


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Megazone 23 III Lisa (voice) TV series
1994 The Bill Nikki Knight Episode: "No Way to Treat a Lady"
2003 Manchild Katie Landers Episode: "2.6"
2003 Silent Witness Alice Delaney Episode: "Running on Empty: Part 1"
2004 Murder Prevention Katie Episode: "Last Man Out: Part 2"
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple May Ainsworth Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2005 Doctor Who De Maggio Episode: "Dalek"
2007 Superstorm Holly Zabrieski TV miniseries
2008, 2013 Holby City Vicky Slogan / Sheridan Talbot Episodes: "Cutting the Cord", "Unravelled"
2012 New Tricks' Ruth Bisley Episode: "Part of a Whole"
2014 Trying Again Jo Episode: "1.7"


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