Suranne Jones Biography
Suranne Jones is an English actress and producer known for her appearances in Doctor Foster (2015), Coronation Street (1960) and Scott & Bailey (2011). Some of her other television roles include Save Me (2018) and Gentleman Jack (2018) and Doctor Who (2011).
Suranne Jones Coronation Street
Jones’ first prominent role as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street between 2000 and 2004. After leaving the soap opera, Jones furthered her television career in drama series including Vincent (2005–06), Strictly Confidential (2006) and Harley Street (2008).
Suranne Jones Unforgiven
Her critically acclaimed portrayal of convicted murderer Ruth Slater in the mini-series Unforgiven (2009) was noted as a breakthrough role for her, earning her a reputation as a credible leading actress.
From 2011 to 2016 Jones starred as lead character Detective Rachel Bailey in the police procedural Scott & Bailey, a drama developed from an original idea conceived by Jones and actress Sally Lindsay. Jones, in addition, served as an executive producer for the fifth and final series in 2016.
Suranne Jones Doctor Foster | Doctor Foster Suranne Jones
For her portrayal of Gemma Foster, a successful GP who suffers personal betrayal, in Doctor Foster (2015, 2017), Jones won several awards including a Broadcasting Press Guild Award and the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress in 2016.
Suranne Jones Actress | Career | Stage | Name
Jones began her career professionally at the age of 16. Jones’ first role was at the age of 8 years in Wait Until Dark as Gloria. Prior to joining the trade union Equity, John given was stage name as Suranne as her birth name already taken and union rules dictate that each union member must have a different name. Having got an agent at 15, she started acting in the theatres.
Her television career started in 1997, with a small role in Coronation Street in April 1997 as Mandy Phillips, a girlfriend of Chris Collins. She then appeared in a television advert for Maltesers; guest-starred in episodes of series such as City Central and a small role in My Wonderful Life.
Jones auditioned her role of Charity Dingle on the soap opera Emmerdale, becoming one of final four tour actors considered for the part, though the role was given to Emma Atkins. She also auditioned for the part of Geena on Coronation Street, though she felt knew Jennifer would win the role which she did upon seeing her at the auditions.
Karen Mcdonald Coronation Street
In 2000, after an unsuccessful audition for Geena, she was contracted by Coronation Street bosses, who offered a new role. She took on the role of Karen making her first appearance on June 21 in 2000.
In May 2004, it declared that Jones was to leave Coronation Street after four years of playing the role of Karen. She called her work in soap opera as exhausting. Jones made her last appearance as Karen on Boxing Day 2004.
After her departure from Coronation Street, she was offered numerous roles for reality TV programs. She starred in West End stage in a Few Good Man. In 2006, she starred Snow White in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Manchester Opera House.
On the New Year Day2007, Jones starred in a Yorkshire and London based black comedy Dead Clever with Helen and Dean. In autumn 2007, she undertook a national tour in the stage run of film Terms of Endearment.
Save Me Suranne Jones | Suranne Jones Save Me
Suranne starred in Save Me, a Crime and Drama British television series as Claire Mcgory. Save Me, the first episode was in February 2018. It is a six episodes series.
Jones’s stage credits are A Few Good Men (2005), Blithe Spirit (2009), Top Girls (2011), Beautiful Thing (2013) and Orlando (2014).
Gentleman Jack Suranne Jones | Gentleman Jack BBC
Suranne is featuring in the 2019 Gentleman Jack drama series as Anne Lister. The first episode of Gentleman Jack was aired on April 22, 2019.
Suranne Jones Doctor Who
Jones featured in the 2011 TV Show, Doctor Who as the Doctor’s wife.
Suranne Jones Age
Jones was born on August 27, 1978, in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, England. She is 40 years old as of August 2018.
Suranne Jones Family
Jones was born and raised by her parents Jenny Jones and Chris Jones in Chadderton alongside her elder brother Gray Jones. Her father is an engineer and her mother a secretary.
Suranne Jones Husband | Suranne Jones Laurence Akers
Jones married her husband Laurence Akers a freelance scriptwriter and former magazine editor in 2014. They met in 2013 at the wedding of Jones’s long-term friend Sally Lindsay with Steve White. The couple has one child together.
Suranne Jones Education
Jones studied at Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School in Middleton, Greater Manchester. Talking of her childhood, Jones commented that “I think I always wanted to be different and felt very stifled at school”. She also said: “I was bullied at school and I let that get hold of me and withdrew into myself, I regret letting that happen”. Jones became a member of the Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she befriended Antony Cotton, who now plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street. She completed a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, though she felt “that [wasn’t] quite the same as drama school”.
Suranne Jones Height | Feet
Jones has a height of 1.7 meters. Her shoe size is 8.
Suranne Jones Series | New Series | Netflix | Movies and TV Shows
- Coronation Street (TV Show)
- Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (TV Show)
- Doctor Who (TV Show)
- Gentleman Jack (TV Show)
- Life in the Air (TV Show)
- Save Me (TV Show)
- Scott & Bailey (TV Show)
- Single Father (TV Show)
- The Crimson Field (TV Show)
- The Graham Norton Show (TV Show)
- The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Show)
- The Secret of Crickley Hall (TV Show)
- Unforgiven (TV Show)
- Vanity Fair (TV Show)
- Vincent (TV Show)
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