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Jane Seymour (Serina)

Jane Seymour

Actress Name:  Jane Seymour

Character Name:  Serina

Episode Appearances:  Guest Star on the episode "Saga of a Star World" and "Lost Planet of the Gods"

Character Bio:  Serina is a Caprica based television newscaster reporting the peace treaty between the Colonials and the Cylons when the main force attacks the city. She, her son Boxey and their daggit Muffit have to run for their lives. Serina and Boxey are saved, but Muffit is killed in the attack. Hiding out in the hills, she belongs to the group attacking Apollo because they fell abandoned by the Colonial warriors when the planet was attacked. They're in shock to hear that of the entire Colonial Force only the battlestar Galactica has survived the attack.

Later on the Rising Star Serina asks Apollo to help her with her son who won't eat because he's mourning over the loss of his daggit. Apollo tries to comfort him by recruiting him for the Colinial Force, handing him a Colonial pin. He later surprises him with a robotic daggit made by Dr. Wilker named Muffit II. With this he not only wins the heart of Boxey, but also Serina's.

On Carillon Serina and Boxey join the patrol and later the celebrations on a newly discovered dance and gamble paradise, controlled by creatures named Ovions. The Ovions turn out to work with the Cylons and use the humans as food for their children. Leaving the debris of Carillon behind Apollo and Serina announce their engagement and they have their first lovers quarrel when Serina joins the program to become a shuttle pilot. This turns out to come in handy when a big part of the pilots are struck by a mysterious disease. As a viper pilot of a near female squadron she ward of a Cylon attack.

During the ceremony were Apollo and Serina are sealed a lone star shines upon them and is recognised as the planet Kobol, where Humanity once sprung from. Adama immediately sets out to the planet to find new clues of the thirteenth tribe with Apollo and Serina at his side. The Cylons and Baltar are also interested in the planet and follow Adama into the tomb of the Ninth Lord. All flee when the Cylons try to destroy the planet, but Serina is deadly wounded by two Cylon Centurions they encounter. She's rushed back to the Galactica but dies in the life-sciences centre.

Actress Bio:  Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg on 15 February 1951 in Hayes in the UK as the daughter of a British obstetrician and his Dutch wife. She took the stage name of Jane Seymour at the age of 17.

She has had a long career in both film and television, beginning in 1969 with an uncredited role in Richard Attenborough's film version of Oh! What a Lovely War. From 1972 to 1973 she played her first major TV role as "Emma Callon" in The Onedin Line. Her first major international role was Bond girl "Solitaire" in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. In 1978 she played Serina in the Battlestar Galactica pilot movie. When Battlestar Galactica went to series they tried to contract her as a main cast member, but she wasn't interested and was killed off in the third episode. It remained one of her most memorable minor TV roles. She further appeared in East of Eden, Oh Heavenly Dog, Somewhere in Time and War and Remembrance. She's best known for her part as "Dr. Michaela Quinn" in the TV series and movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman from 1993-2001. 

On New Year's Eve, 1999 she was named Officer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. She's Official Spokesperson for UNICEF, International Ambassador for Childhelp USA and Honorary Chairperson for City Hearts. She became a U.S. citizen on February 11, 2005.

Jane Seymour has been married four times: Michael Attenborough (1971-1973), Geoffrey Planer (1977-1978), David Flynn (1981-1992, with two children, Katherine and Sean) and James Keach (1993 to present, with twins Johnny and Kris).

Jane Seymour stills acts. She recently guest-starred as a law-school professor on an episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as a wealthy client on the legal drama Justice. She currently guest stars in the sitcom In Case of Emergency.

IMDB Link:  Jane Seymour

Wikipedia Link:  Jane Seymour  /  Battlestar Wiki Link:  Jane Seymour

Official Website:  Jane Seymour - official site

Trivia:  Her house was used for recording Radiohead's "OK Computer" and The Cure's "Wild Mood Swings".

Her right eye is brown and her left eye is green.

Christopher Reeve is the godfather of her son Kristopher and Johnny Cash is the godfather of her son John.

What she's doing now:  She currently guest stars in the sitcom In Case of Emergency, writes books, is an artist, does a lot of wellfare work and gives lectures. 

Interviews:  Jane Seymour GALACTICA.TV interview


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