Jackie Clune is the author of the novel “Man of the Month Club”, and “Extreme Motherhood: The Triplet Diaries”. She was born into an Irish Catholic family, the 3rd of 4 children. Jackie studied drama at Kent University. She helped form the Red Rag Women’s Theatre Company, and fell into stand-up comedy while working at the Hackney Empire. Jackie had actually started out as a singer, but she liked to chat and joke between songs. Someone told her that she sounded like Karen Carpenter, so Jackie spent several years impersonating the 70s singer. She was also a full time drama lecturer at Royal Holloway College at the same time. She wanted to do more acting, so got pal Dan Rebellato to write a play for her, called “Showstopper”, about Marni Nixon, the singing voice of Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr. For TV, she appeared in “Comedy Nation”, and wrote bits of the first series of “Smack the Pony”, as well as singing the theme song. Jackie Clune briefly appeared in “EastEnders” as well, playing Barry’s girlfriend. In addition, she spent several years as a presenter on GLR. Her singing talents were undoubtedly utilised in her role as compere for a tour of “Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music”. She has also appeared on stage with her show “Julie Burchill is Away”.
My crime against the lesbian state – Jackie Clune’s lengthy article on the controversy caused by her switch from lesbianism to heterosexuality
Answer the Questions! Jackie Clune – a Jackie Clune article about her show “Julie Burchill is Away”
Jackie Clune: the show must go on – Sally Chatterton’s interview for “The Independent” from 2001
Send in the Clune – Jackie McGlone’s interview for “The Scotsman” in 2004
Love etc – Penny Wark’s interview for “The Times” from 2005
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