Jane Danson

Biography: 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 GCSEs 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.

After leaving Coronation Street in 2000, Jane went on to play Nurse Practitioner Samantha Docherty in the medical drama A&E, then joined the cast of The Bill as lesbian police officer Gemma Osbourne in 2002. She returned to Coronation Street as Leanne Battersby in 2004.

Jane lived in her native Bury in a house just round the corner from her parents, until moving permanently to live in London where she shared a house with her husband, Ex-Brookside and Emmerdale actor, Robert Beck. Jane gave birth to a son, Harry, on 15 July 2006.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Coronation Street: Season 47 Jan 1, 2006 Leanne Battersby Tilsley (1997-2000; 2004-) tbd
tbd Coronation Street: Season 46 Jan 2, 2005 Leanne Battersby Tilsley (1997-2000; 2004-) tbd
tbd Coronation Street: Season 45 Jan 1, 2004 Leanne Battersby Tilsley (1997-2000; 2004-) tbd
tbd The Bill: Season 19 Jan 1, 2003 PC Gemma Osbourne tbd
tbd Coronation Street: Season 44 Jan 1, 2003 Leanne Battersby Tilsley (1997-2000; 2004-) tbd
tbd The Bill: Season 18 Jan 3, 2002 PC Gemma Osbourne tbd
tbd Coronation Street: Season 1 Dec 9, 1960 Leanne Battersby Tilsley (1997-2000; 2004-) 6.4