Jeannette “Jeany” Spark is an English actress, known for portraying Linda Wallander in the British television series Wallander. Series 3 first aired on BBC1 in July 2012.
She studied English literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004. She then trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2007.
In 2008, she played school teacher Mercy Chant and very good friend of Angel Clare (played by Eddie Redmayne) in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
In 2010 she acted the part of a homeless girl in the third episode of Sherlock, The Great Game. In 2011, she appeared in “The National Anthem”, an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In 2011 she portrayed Joan Malin in the television drama film Hattie. In 2013, she took the role of the deputy headmistress, Emma, in Man Down, the Channel 4 comedy series.
She plays the role of Detective Inspector Kate Gemmill in the 2015 BBC drama The Interceptor.
In 2018, she appeared as Captain Sandrine Shaw in the BBC Two miniseries Collateral.
She was married and divorced and is now remarried.