Siobhan Finneran

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Siobhan Finneran
Born (1966-01-02) 2 January 1966 (age 48)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985 – present
Spouse(s) Mark Jordon
(m. 1997 – present)
Children Joseph 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 (2000-202), ITV comedy Benidorm (2007-present), 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 (1990) 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]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Rita, Sue and Bob Too Rita
1989 Coronation Street Josie Philips TV series (1989-1990)
1991 Josie TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.5")
Cannon and Ball's Playhouse: Growing Concern Carol TV movie
Motormouth Milly TV series (32 episodes: 1991-1992)
1993 Heartbeat Janet TV series (1 episode: "Bringing It All Back Home")
1994 Heartbeat Tax Inspector TV series (1 episode: "Wild Thing")
1995 Peak Practice Caroline Royal TV series (1 episode: "Light at the End of the Tunnel")
Resort to Murder Lena TV mini-series (2 episodes)
New Voices Liz TV series (1 episode: "The King of Farawania")
The Russ Abbot Show TV series (8 episodes: 1995-1996)
1996 Out of the Blue Fran Paiton TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.6")
1997 Where the Heart Is Carol Bevan TV series (1 episode: "Things Fall Apart")
1998 Hetty Wainthrop Investigates Peggy Rainford TV series (1 episode: "Child's Play")
Emmerdale Heather Hutchinson TV series
1999 The Cops Brenda Walsh TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.6")
2000 Always and Everyone Karen Boyd TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.4")
City Central Carol Bell TV series (1 episode: "Community Spirit")
Clocking Off Julie O'Neill TV series (21 episodes: 2000-2002)
2001 Bob and Rose Marina Marquess TV series (3 episodes)
2002 Blood Strangers WPC Melanie Whitaker TV film
The King and Us Jenny TV film
Shipman Kathleen Adanski TV film
Sparkhouse Sue Bolton TV film
2003 Heartbeat Gloria Brown TV series (1 episode: "Fool For Love")
2004 Passer By Helen Keyes TV film
Conviction Gail Cleary TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.4")
2005 Dalziel and Pascoe Susie Ferdinand TV series (2 episodes)
Casualty Sue Stedding TV series (1 episode: "The Cost of Honesty")
2006 Johnny and the Bomb Mrs. Bushell TV film
The Royal Rita Hogg TV series (1 episode: "Keep On Running")
Wire in the Blood D.I. Jan Shields TV series (1 episode "Torment")
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Beverley Clarke TV series (4 episodes)
2007 Boy A Kelly TV film
Comedy Showcase Shirley TV series (1 episode: "Other People")
Benidorm Janice Garvey TV series (35 episodes: 2007–present)
2008 Apparitions Sister Ruth TV series (5 episodes)
2009 Unforgiven Izzy Ingram TV series (3 episodes)
The Street Kim TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 3.3")
Blue Murder Anita Burgess TV series (1 episode: "Having It All")
Coronation Street: Romanian Holiday Verity Special made for DVD only
2010 Casualty Mel Riley TV series (1 episode: "A Day in a Life")
Downton Abbey Sarah O'Brien TV series (2010-2013) (25 episodes)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2013 The Syndicate Mandy Atkinson TV series 2, Main role
The Selfish Giant Nominated - British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 Happy Valley Clare Cartwright

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