February 14, 2024


Suranne Jones was born in Oldham and grew up in Greater Manchester.

She started acting at eight years old, took her first steps into making it her career at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, and later completed a Diploma in Performing Arts.

After various stage acting roles which saw her tour the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, she found fame as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street, twice winning the NTA Best Actress award.

Suranne’s break-out role was as police killer Ruth Slater in Sally Wainwright’s critically-acclaimed Unforgiven.

It cemented her status as one of the UK’s most exciting young actors and led to a diverse range of roles, including: detective Rachel Bailey in ITV’s crime drama Scott and Bailey; the spirit of the Tardis in Doctor Who; Doctor Foster (for which she won the BAFTA Best Actress award in 2016); Anne Lister in the ground-breaking Gentleman Jack, and detective Amy Silva in the latest series of Vigil.

Suranne runs a production company called TeamAkers with her husband, the producer/ writer Laurence Akers. They have co-produced the drama Maryland for ITV, documentary series Suranne Jones: Witches for Channel 4, the Kieron Barry play SpyforSpy at The Riverside Theatre in London and have numerous projects shooting in 2024. TeamAkers has also become a patron of The Little Theatre. More information at www.teamakersprod.com

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