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Suranne Jones Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career, Affairs, Early Life, Family Life, and More

Posted By: Nazia Mughal | October 8, 2018

Suranne Jones Biography

Suranne Jones was born on Aug 27, 1978, in Manchester, England as Sarah Anne Jones. She is an English producer who is best known for her television career.

Suranne Jones

Her first prominent role was the character of Karen Mcdonald in Coronation Street between 2000 and 2004. She has been active since 1997.

Suranne Jones Early life

She is the daughter of Jenny Jones and Chris, an engineer and a secretary respectively. Gary is her elder brother. Jones brought up a Catholic, her priest suggest to her father she is christened Sarah Anne, instead of Suzanne, her great grandmother’s name, as Suranne was not a proper name.

Jones raised in a house on Foxdenton Lane, surrounded by two farms and commented that one of her earliest memories is of “cow looking in the window as we took our tea.” As a child, Jones was talkative. She had wristphobia which she believed possibly developed from viewing imagery of Christ’s stigma as a child.

She educated at Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School in Middleton, Greater Manchester. Talking about her childhood, Jones commented that she always wanted to be different and felt very stifled at school. She was bullied at school. She became a member of Oldham Theatre Workshop where she befriended Antony Cotton who now plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street.

Jones completed a BTEC National Diploma in the performing arts, though she felt quite the same as drama school.

Suranne Jones Career

Suranne Jones

Jones started her career professionally at the age of 16. Andre Billen of The Times acknowledged her professional career. Jones told that her very first role which she played was at the age of 8 years in Wait Until Dark as Gloria. Upon 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 to act 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 cast in a television advert for Maltesers; guest starred in episodes of series such as City Central and a small role in My Wonderful Life.

She 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 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.


In 2000, after an unsuccessful audition for Geena, she was contracted by Coronation Street bosses, who offered a new character. 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 Karen. She called her work in soap opera as exhausting. Suranne Jones made her last appearance as a Karen on Boxing Day 2004.

Upon her departure from Coronation Street, she was offered numerous roles for reality TV programs. She starred on 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.

Suranne Jones Family life

Suranne Jones

She married to Laurence Akers in 2014 from whom she has a child.

Suranne Jones Success and fame

In Jan 2009, she appeared in Unforgiven, a three-part drama on ITV1 where she played with Ruth. Later in the same year, she took the role of Mona Lisa in the two-part episode “Mona Lisa’s Revenge.”

In March 2010, she starred in five-days, a non-connected sequel to the 2007 series. In May 2011, she played the central role of Idris in the Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Wife.”  Jones returned to London stage in 2013 in the 20th-anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey’s play “Beautiful Thing.” In April 2014, Jones marked her acting experience in a period drama. Jones starred as the titular character in the BBC One thriller Doctor Foster In Sep 2015.

In July 2017, it declared that Jones would play the portray the lead role of Anne Lister, an educated, well-traveled industrialist living a lesbian lifestyle in 1830’s Yorkshire. The series will be Jones’s 4th collaboration with Sally Wainwright who wrote Dead Clever, Unforgiven. Jones relished the chance to directed for the 1st time by Wainwright anticipating an “immediate, exciting and new” connection between the pair while Wainwright deemed Jones the perfect actress to bring boldness, energy, and humor to Lister. Between Feb 9 to May 5, 2018, Jones will return to West and Theatre in a revival of Bryony Lavery’s successful stage play Frozen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. She will portray the grieving mother of a missing child opposite Jason Watkins as the child’s killer.

Suranne Jones Personal Life

Suranne Jones is living with her husband Laurence Akers who is editor of a magazine. They met at the wedding in 2014 and married that year. Jones gave birth to the son in March 2016.

Jones was involved with various charitable organizations. When Jones was a teenager, her mother Jenny diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time Jones made a cancer campaign to collect the money for her treatment. Now she can do a lot of charity runs. She has also worked with Christian Aid, traveling to Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo, helping with projects concerning HIV, woman’s rights, and child soldiers. Jones is always ready to play new and energetic roles for any series. She got British Academy Television award for best actress in 2016.

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