Jean Anderson was an English actress born in Eastbourne, Sussex. She is best remembered for her television roles as hard-faced matriarch Mary Hammond in the BBC drama The Brothers and as rebellious aristocrat Lady Jocelyn "Joss" Holbrook in the Second World War series Tenko.
Other TV credits include: Police Surgeon, Maigret, The Odd Man, The Man in Room 17, The Borderers, Paul Temple, Codename, Oil Strike North, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Keeping Up Appearances and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. She also played the role of the Mother in The Railway Children in two separate BBC adaptations in 1951 and 1957.
She continued acting into her nineties, dying in April 2001 at the age of 93.