Jane Thomas John (née Dyver)

Actor, Producer

Actor Jane Thomas John co-starred in the Roger Donaldson-directed After the Depression, part of pioneering anthology series Winners and Losers. She went on to roles in dramas Close to Home and Radio Waves, and did a stint on Shortland Street. She has also acted in and produced dozens of commercials. Thomas John runs public speaking consultancy Now You’re Talking.

I remember sneaking a little mascara on one day, but of course Roger [Donaldson] spotted it and checked my face in future before we left base in the morning. A good learning curve – focus on character! Jane Thomas John on playing a poverty-stricken mother in 1976 drama After the Depression