Jane Danson Biography

Jane Danson (Jane Dawson) was born on 8th November 1978 in Bury, United Kingdom. She is an actress popularly known for her role as Leanne Battersby in Coronation Street which saw her win the 2011 British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance.

Danson went to Radcliffe High School, Radcliffe near Bury in Greater Manchester. In 1991 at the age of 11 she made her television debut under the name Jane Dawson in the series GBH playing the part of Eileen Critchley.

From 1995 to 1997, Danson played the role of Paula in the ITV children’s television drama Children’s Ward. In 1996, she also appeared in Out of Tune, a British children’s sitcom which was shown on CBBC. She also made an appearance in the first episode of the BBC’s Hetty Wainthropp Investigates which was aired in January 1996.

In 1997, Danson landed parts in the ITV period drama series The Grand. Danson left the show in 2000. Danson’s next role was in the drama series Always and Everyone from 2001 to 2002. She then later joined the cast of ITV police drama The Bill in 2002. She left in 2003. In 2004, Danson rejoined the cast of Coronation Street as Leanne.

Jane Danson Age

She was born on 8th November 1978 in Bury, United Kingdom.

Jane Danson Husband

In 1999 he began dating former Brookside actor Robert Beck and they got married in December 2005.

Jane Danson Children

She has two sons Harry Alexander Jack (born 14 July 2006) and Sam Alfie Robert (born 26 February 2009).


Jane Danson
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Jane Danson Pregnant

In early 2006, it was announced that Danson was pregnant and she left Coronation Street at the end of July for maternity leave.

Jane Danson Net Worth

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Movies and TV Shows

  • 2006 – 2007: Soapstar Superstar
  • 1999 – 2002: Always and Everyone
  • 1997 – 1998: The Grand
  • 1991: G.B.H.
  • 1989 – 2000: Children’s Ward
  • 1996 – 1998: Out of Tune
  • 1997 -2000; 2004 – Present: Coronation Street

Coronation Street Jane Danson Interview

Source: http://www.radiotimes.com

Steve has already asked Leanne to marry her, but didn’t give her answer while drunk?

Jane Danson: Yes, she was definitely quite drunk. It has been a while since Leanne kicked back and relaxed and she might have gone a bit too far!

How does she feel about the first proposal in the cold light of day?

Jane Danson: Let’s just say she isn’t jumping for joy, she is mortified when she wakes up the next day and realises what she said.

As Leanne goes to talk to Steve he surprises her with a second proposal – what happens?

Jane Danson: He dresses Oliver in a babygro with the words ‘will you marry my daddy?’ written on them. It’s in in the middle of the street so she is really out on the spot.

How does she feel about him using Oliver to propose?

Jane Danson: It’s a little bit of emotional blackmail as he knows she want a proper family for Oliver, so he has used the one thing that might strike a chord with her.

Does she feel under pressure to give him an answer as it’s so public?

Jane Danson: She is horrified to find herself in this situation, in the middle of the street with everyone watching. The pressure is really on her, the father of her child is proposing – can she really dump him in front of everyone?!

Has Leanne ever considered a romance with Steve?

Jane Danson: No. They had their drunken one-night stand that resulted in Oliver, but other than that they have just been great friends going back years. You would have thought if something romantic was going to happen between them it would have done by now.

How did you react when you were told the characters may be getting married?

Jane Danson: Simon (Gregson, who plays Steve) and I were both a bit baffled sas it came out of the blue, but once we started working together and the storyline became clear we both realised how much fun it could be. Plus we we could see how Steve could find himself in this situation and manage to drag her into it with him.

Do you think they would make a good couple?

Jane Danson: Possibly. When they sit down and discuss it they both feel that on paper it could work – but is there a spark there, and can you have a relationship without that spark?

What’s it been like for you working more closely with Simon Gregson?

Jane Danson: It has been absolutely hilarious. He only has to look at me and I get the giggles. It is nice to be doing some lighter stuff for a change bearing in mind what she has gone through. Simon and I have know each other for years so it is very easy to work together.

Would you advise Leanne to make a go of things with Steve?

Jane Danson: I certainly would! Even though she thinks she is doing it all for the right reasons, it can only end in tears surely! I think Leanne she needs to learn to stand on her own two feet for a bit and not rely on a man. She is a Battersby, and they know how to look after themselves.

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