21 March 1985
Stoke on Trent, England
|Years active||2006 - present|
|Children||one boy with a dream|
Leanne Jones (born 21 March 1985) is a British actress. She was born in Stoke on Trent and grew up in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, where she attended St Ivo School, before studying at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Wood Green, in north London, graduating in 2006. Apart from two minor productions, including Karaoke Wedding at the Union Theatre and Enchanted: The Rock Opera at Valley Gardens, Pontefract, Jones' first professional role was that of Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 London production of Hairspray. She gave birth to her baby boy on Saturday 16 March 2013 at 9:13am. He weighed 8 lbs 2oz
Her London West End debut as Tracy Turnblad in the musical Hairspray won her a Laurence Olivier Award on 9 March 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical. She had previously won the Theatregoer's Choice Awards for Best Actress in a musical for the same role. And also the Critics Circle Award 2008 for Most Promising Newcomer. Leanne was also nominated in 2009 for a Glamour Woman of the Year Award, for best actress.
Leanne is due to star in a production of the Johnathan Larson musical Tick, Tick...Boom! at the Union Theatre. Leanne will also be singing live with YouTube comedy sensation Miranda Sings at the Leicester Square theatre. Leanne has also signed up to perform in Jordan Production's "Beauty and the Beast" at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage for the 2011/2012 Pantomime season (26 Nov-22 January) Leanne has also announced that she is due to be Stage Door Thanet's new patron!
- The Independent 20 October 2007
- Hairspray's Leanne Jones wins Olivier Award - Telegraph
- Whatsonstage Awards
- Union Ticks Leanne Jones, Sondheim Assassins
- Miranda Sings & Friends
Leanne is to go on tour in 2010 with the comedy play 'The Naked Truth' taking over the role of 'Bev' from Lisa Riley.