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.


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.

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

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
Jane Danson