Siobhan Finneran

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Siobhan Finneran
Born(1966-01-02) 2 January 1966 (age 48)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
OccupationActress
Years active1985 – present
Spouse(s)Mark Jordon
(m. 1997 – present)
ChildrenJoseph Jordon
Poppy Jordon
 
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Siobhan Finneran
Born(1966-01-02) 2 January 1966 (age 48)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
OccupationActress
Years active1985 – present
Spouse(s)Mark Jordon
(m. 1997 – present)
ChildrenJoseph Jordon
Poppy Jordon

Siobhan Finneran (born 2 January 1966) is an English television and film actress.[1] She is known for her regular roles in the BBC drama Clocking Off (2000-2002), ITV comedy Benidorm (2007-2015), ITV drama Downton Abbey (2010-2013) and BBC drama Happy Valley (2014). She also starred as Rita in the 1986 film, Rita, Sue and Bob Too and as Mrs. Swift in the 2013 film, The Selfish Giant.

Career[edit]

Finneran's first major role was as Rita in the 1986 film, Rita, Sue and Bob Too opposite Michelle Holmes and George Costigan. She went on to appear in the British soap operas Coronation Street (1989) and Emmerdale (1998). Since 2007, she has played Janice in ITV's comedy drama Benidorm, appearing in all 6 series and both specials. She was also a regular cast member of period drama series Downton Abbey, appearing as Miss O'Brien from 2010-2013. Since leaving Downton Abbey, she has had regular roles in The Syndicate (2013) and Happy Valley (2014). For her role as Mrs. Swift in the film The Selfish Giant (2013), she was nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

Personal life[edit]

Finneran has been married to former Heartbeat star Mark Jordon, since 1997. They have two children, Joseph and Poppy.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1986Rita, Sue and Bob TooRita
1989Coronation StreetJosie PhilipsTV series (1989-1990)
1991JosieTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.5")
1991Cannon and Ball's Playhouse: Growing ConcernCarolTV movie
1991MotormouthMillyTV series (32 episodes: 1991-1992)
1993HeartbeatJanetTV series (1 episode: "Bringing It All Back Home")
1994HeartbeatTax InspectorTV series (1 episode: "Wild Thing")
1995Peak PracticeCaroline RoyalTV series (1 episode: "Light at the End of the Tunnel")
1995Resort to MurderLenaTV mini-series (2 episodes)
1995New VoicesLizTV series (1 episode: "The King of Farawania")
1995The Russ Abbot ShowTV series (8 episodes: 1995-1996)
1996Out of the BlueFran PaitonTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.6")
1997Where the Heart IsCarol BevanTV series (1 episode: "Things Fall Apart")
1998Hetty Wainthrop InvestigatesPeggy RainfordTV series (1 episode: "Child's Play")
1998EmmerdaleHeather HutchinsonTV series
1999The CopsBrenda WalshTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.6")
2000Always and EveryoneKaren BoydTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.4")
2000City CentralCarol BellTV series (1 episode: "Community Spirit")
2000Clocking OffJulie O'NeillTV series (21 episodes: 2000-2002)
2001Bob and RoseMarina MarquessTV series (3 episodes)
2002Blood StrangersWPC Melanie WhitakerTV film
2002The King and UsJennyTV film
2002ShipmanKathleen AdanskiTV film
2002SparkhouseSue BoltonTV film
2003HeartbeatGloria BrownTV series (1 episode: "Fool For Love")
2004Passer ByHelen KeyesTV film
2004ConvictionGail ClearyTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.4")
2005Dalziel and PascoeSusie FerdinandTV series (2 episodes)
2005CasualtySue SteddingTV series (1 episode: "The Cost of Honesty")
2006Johnny and the BombMrs. BushellTV film
2006The RoyalRita HoggTV series (1 episode: "Keep On Running")
2006Wire in the BloodD.I. Jan ShieldsTV series (1 episode "Torment")
2006The Amazing Mrs PritchardBeverley ClarkeTV series (4 episodes)
2007Boy AKellyTV film
2007Comedy ShowcaseShirleyTV series (1 episode: "Other People")
2007BenidormJanice GarveyTV series (35 episodes: 2007–2015 EPISODE 2)
2008ApparitionsSister RuthTV series (5 episodes)
2009UnforgivenIzzy IngramTV series (3 episodes)
2009The StreetKimTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 3.3")
2009Blue MurderAnita BurgessTV series (1 episode: "Having It All")
2009Coronation Street: Romanian HolidayVeritySpecial made for DVD only
2010CasualtyMel RileyTV series (1 episode: "A Day in a Life")
2010Downton AbbeySarah O'BrienTV series (2010-2013) (25 episodes)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2013The SyndicateMandy AtkinsonTV series 2, Main role
2013The Selfish GiantNominated - British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014Happy ValleyClare Cartwright
2015Benidorm (TV Series)Janice GarveyThe Garvey Family will leave the Series in Ep.2

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