Coronation Street star Jane Danson has been a firm part of the soap since her debut in 1997, playing the part of Leanne Battersby.

The star has been at the forefront of various hard-hitting storylines during her time on the cobbles, and is one of the show's longest-serving stars.

Rumours are currently swirling surrounding Leanne's fate, as Super Soap Week, or 'Horronation Street', continues to disrupt the residents of Weatherfield.

Jane is an undeniably iconic part of Corrie, but just how much do we know about her life off-screen? Let’s take a look…

Jane Danson’s career

The 42 year old actress’ career began back in 1991 when she made her television debut in the series GBH.


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Next, she starred on an ITV’s children show Children’s Ward and appeared in an array of shows including The Bill and Emmerdale.

However, Jane’s most recognised role has been that of Leanne Battersby in Coronation Street.

Jane joined the set in 1997 as a teenager in a family dubbed the ‘neighbours from hell’ and she’s been embroiled in a huge amount of tense storylines ever since.

Is Jane Danson married?

Jane is married to fellow actor Robert Beck.

Robert has starred in the likes of Doctors, The Bill, Coronation Street and currently stars as Fergus in Hollyoaks.

The adorable couple first met back in 1999 at the Soap Awards and later married in 2005, enjoying an intimate ceremony at a country hotel.


In August, Jane took to Instagram to share a tribute to her husband as he celebrated his 53rd birthday.

Speaking about Rob to OK!, Jane said: “Rob’s absolutely my best friend in the world. We’ve only had about two rows in twenty years. I’m not saying we don’t get on each other’s nerves sometimes but we’re a strong team and we’ve always allowed each other to be individuals.”

Reflecting on the first time they met, Rob added: “We met at the first ever Soap Awards back in 1999. I was in Emmerdale at the time. Jane came over and introduced herself.”

Jane then explained: “I’m not the world’s most confident person but I’d had a crush on Rob since I was 15, so I thought, I have to speak to him, it’s fate.”

Does Jane Danson have children?

The Coronation Street star shares two children with husband Robert, named Harry, 14, and Sam, 11.

Jane previously spoke to OK! about her heartbreaking miscarriage, saying: “Sadly we lost our third child a few years ago – I found out I’d miscarried at the three-month scan.

“It was heartbreaking and it took us a long time to get over it – I don’t think you ever do.

“There will always be that sadness there and there’ll always be that desire, but we’re getting older now and the boys are growing up. Sometimes you just have to appreciate what you have.”

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