Jason Orange

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Jason Orange
Jason Orange Dublin June 2011.jpg
Orange on stage with Take That in Dublin, June 2011
Background information
Birth name Jason Thomas Orange
Born (1970-07-10) 10 July 1970 (age 44)
Crumpsall, Manchester, England, UK
Genres Pop, pop rock, electronic
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, musician, songwriter, actor.
Instruments Vocals, guitar.
Years active 1990 – 2014

Jason Thomas Orange (born 10 July 1970) is an former English singer-songwriter, dancer, musician and actor. He was a member of Take That during their original run in the early 1990s and again following their reunion in 2005. He left the group in 2014.

Early life and education[edit]

Orange was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire, and brought up as a Mormon.[1]

He attended South Trafford College for two years beginning in 2001 and studied A-level English, and an access course including psychology, biology, and history though he did not progress onto higher education.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Orange is very private about his personal life. He has been linked to several women including presenter Jenny Powell, singer Lulu and comedienne Catherine Tate.[3]

Career[edit]

Orange joined the boyband Take That in November 1990 and stayed with the band until their split in February 1996. He then pursued a career in acting and appeared in the television thriller Killer Net in 1998, and the London stage production of Gob in 1999.[4] He was the lead actor together with Tom Hayes in the play, which was written by Jim Kenworth, and directed by James Martin Charlton.

In 2005, Take That reformed as a four-piece band and released a new greatest hits album, followed in 2006 by their first studio album since 1995, Beautiful World.[5] Orange contributed both songwriting and lead vocals on the album. In 2008, they released another studio album, The Circus.[6] In 2010, the album Progress was released by the band as a five-piece. On 24 September 2014, it was announced that Orange had left the band.[7]

Orange appeared in a cameo role in the Channel 4 comedy Shameless, which aired in April 2013.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unknown author (22 January 2009). "Take That on sex, suicide and Robbie’s UFOs". Metro. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Katie Shimmon (31 January 2006). "Orange's college days". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2103565/Jason-Orange-Catherine-Tate-end-whirlwind-romance.html
  4. ^ Gob - Jim Kenworth
  5. ^ "Thesun.co.uk". The Sun (UK). 28 November 2006. Retrieved 30 May 2011.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ Dingwall, John (7 March 2009). "Take That star Jason Orange says it's his turn now to Shine". Daily Record. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  7. ^ O'Mance, Brad (24 September 2014). "Jason Orange has left Take Thatpublisher=Popjustice". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jason Orange is Shameless". The Sun. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.  (subscription required)