For Janine Duvitiski, the dream of acting began as pure fantasy. Leaving school at 16, Janine found a job at her
local theatre, the Nottingham Playhouse, where she worked as an usher, patiently awaiting her equity card. By 18, she was on her way to drama school. Graduating from East 15 Acting School in Essex, Janine was met with a struggle to find work. Writing to numerous theatres, she eventually landed a job in Derby where she got her lucky break, a big television part in a BBC drama, Diane, directed by Alan Clarke. With young looks on her
side, Janine played the part of 13-year-old Diane Weaver, earning enough attention to secure an agent, and set her up for a catalyst of future roles.
“The trouble with acting is you need to have one lucky break and I think that was mine.”