Suranne Jones

Suranne Jones

Highest Rated: 38% A Christmas Star (2015)

Lowest Rated: 38% A Christmas Star (2015)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1978

Birthplace: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UK

English actress Suranne Jones started as a soap opera star before becoming one of the top television actors in the United Kingdom. Born in Chadderton in Greater Manchester, she began acting professionally as a teenager. Her first break came when she was cast in the role of Karen McDonald in the long-running soap opera "Coronation Street" (ITV, 1960- ). She stayed with the show for four years and in the process became something of a sex symbol. After leaving the show, she became active in the London theater scene. She never completely left telelvision, however, starring opposite Ray Winstone on "Vincent" (ITV, 2005-06), as a sex therapist in "Strictly Confidential" (ITV, 2006), and as a doctor in "Harley Street" (ITV, 2008). She earned critical acclaim for her unvarnished portrayal of a woman fresh out of prison in the miniseries "Unforgiven" (ITV, 2009). Her steady stream of TV projects continued as she starred with John Hannah in the detective series "A Touch of Cloth" (Sky One, 2012-14), and made a memorable appearance as the android embodiment of the TARDIS in an episode of "Doctor Who" (BBC, 2005- ). She also joined Lesley Sharp in Sally Wainwright's crime drama "Scott & Bailey" (ITV, 2011-16), playing detective Rachel Bailey. Despite her already accomplished career, she hit another level of fame when she played Gemma Foster, a physician who discovers her husband is having an affair, on "Doctor Foster" (BBC One, 2015-17). The show became an international hit and earned Jones a BAFTA award. After "Foster," she starred in the drama "Save Me" (Sky Atlantic, 2018), and played Miss Pinkerton in the mini-series of William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" (ITV, 2018). She found herself again on the international stage when Wainwright cast her as the lead in "Gentleman Jack" (BBC/HBO, 2019- ). Jones starred as 19th Century British landowner and industrialist Anne Lister, who chronicled her life, including her lesbian romances, in a coded diary.

Highest rated movies

A Christmas Star




38% 37% A Christmas Star Miss Darcy (Character) - 2015


75% 58% Vigil Amy Silva (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life and Birth Narrator 2020
100% 96% Save Me Claire (Character) 2018 2020
90% 92% Gentleman Jack Anne Lister (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017 2019
89% 92% Vanity Fair Miss Pinkerton (Character) 2018
86% 76% Doctor Foster Dr Gemma Foster (Character) 2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scott & Bailey DC Rachel Bailey (Character) 2011-2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in the Air Narrator 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of Cloth DC Anne Oldman (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 85% The Crimson Field Sister Joan Livesey (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harley Street Dr Martha Elliot (Character) 2008 2013
No Score Yet 71% The Secret of Crickley Hall Eve Caleigh (Character) 2012
92% 67% Doctor Who Idris (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Father Unknown (Character) 2010
78% No Score Yet Five Days Laurie Franklin (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sarah Jane Adventures Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unforgiven Ruth Slater (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vincent Beth (Character) 2005-2006