Jane Danson



Real name: Jane Dawson
Born: 8 November 1978, Bury, Greater Manchester


  1. Paul
  2. Alison


Contact: c/o Pemberton Associates

Played: Leanne Battersby (4 July 1997 - 23 August 2000)

Jane made her first public performance in a talent contest at Pontins in Weston-super-Mare and at the age of ten was crowned Rosebud Queen of the Morris Dancing Team. At the age of 11, Jane made her television debut in the Alan Bleasdale series GBH alongside Robert Lindsay and Julie Walters. She continued her theatre training at Oldham Theatre Workshop, left school in 1995 with 9 GCSE's and has worked professionally ever since.

In 1992 Jane played Debbie Fisher in The Bill and Jane in the Granada series Science In The Environment. The following year she played Ros in two series of Sloggers. In 1994 she played Dorothy Pace in In Suspicious Circumstances then the following year played Gerry in Missing Persons. Jane has also worked on radio in Crimewaves and The Flood.

In 1996 Jane played Chas in Out of Tune and chambermaid Monica Jones in The Grand. In 1997 Jane auditioned for the role of Zoe Tattersall in Coronation Street but was unsuccessful. In July that year she made her debut as Leanne Battersby.

Jane still lives near her parents in Bury and is good friends with co-star Adam Rickitt and former EastEnders actor Paul Nicholls.

TV credits include: GBH (C4) as Young Eileen Critchley; In Suspicious Circumstances (1994, Granada) as Dorothy Pace; Out of Tune (1996, BBC) as Chas; Science In The Enviroment (Granada) as Jane; Sloggers (BBC, 1993) as Roz; The Bill (Thames) as Debbie Fisher; The Grand (1996, Granada) as Monica Jones; The Ward (Granada) as Paula James; Tom Jones BBC1, 1997) as Betty Seagrim; A & E (Granada, 2001) as Nurse Practitioner Samantha Docherty;

Radio credits include: Bully; Room 13; Crimewaves; The Flood; Carr Lane Karters









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