Jane Arden was born in Wales in 1927 and left for London in her teens.
She trained at RADA and quickly began working as an actress and playwright. It was there that she met her future husband, Philip Saville, who is now perhaps most known for his work Boys from the Blackstuff (1982) and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986). They had 2 children, Sebastian Saville and Dominic Saville and one step- child, Elizabeth Saville.
Jane Arden’s plays include Armchair Theatre: The Thug (1959) which starred Alan Bates, The Party (1968) which was directed by Charles Laughton and gave Albert Finney his first role in the theatre, Post Mortem (1999), The New Communion For Freaks, Prophets and Witches, De illusionist (1984) and Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven (1969).
Jane Arden began tracing female oppression in 1966 when she wrote a script for the film Six: The Logic Game (1965). It was described as… read more