Meet Janine Nerissa: Hereford Films’ Secret weapon

You might have seen bombshell actress Janine Nerissa in The Krays Dead Man Walking or last month’s horror film The Exorcism of Karen Walker but there’s a whole lot more to the exotic beauty than acting.

A classical musician of of distinction (she was first violin in The Surrey Youth Orchestra), Janine was destined for a ballet career before an injury cut her dancing dreams short. Instead she went into the City, working in the heady worlds of finance and law been taking time off to have her 4 children. Her youngest, 7 year old Gabriel, has had type 1 Diabetes since he was two, but this hasn’t stopped Janine pursuing her acting ambitions in her forties around his full time care. A tireless campaigner for Diabetes research Janine has run 3 marathons to support diabetes charities and even climbed Snowdon with he other three children.

After winning rave reviews for her natural, understated performance in The Exorcism of Karen Walker she can next be seen in gangland home invasion thriller Reckoning Day opposite The Bill star Chris Ellison.

Behind the scenes, Janine is the new business director of her partner Jonathan Sothcott’s successful Hereford Films operation, best known for the We Still Kill The Old Way series. Janine brings her considerable experience in The City to film finance, making Hereford a decidedly commercial operation in an often vague and unstructured industry.


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