Jo Joyner

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Jo Joyner
Jojoynernew.jpg
Joyner in 2011
Born Joanne Mary Joyner
(1977-05-24) 24 May 1977 (age 39)
Harlow, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Notable work See below
Spouse(s) Neil Madden (m. 2007)
Children 2

Joanne Mary "Jo" Joyner (born 24 May 1977)[1] is an English actress, best known for her role as Tanya Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2006 to 2013, before returning in 2015. For this role she has won The British Soap Award for 'Best Dramatic Performance' in 2008 and 2012.

In 2014, Joyner starred in the comedy series Trying Again, playing the lead role of Meg. In 2015 she starred in both Ordinary Lies and The Interceptor.

Early life[edit]

Joyner was born in Harlow, Essex to Anne (née McCormick) and Peter Joyner. She has one older brother, David. In 1999, she graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with a BA in Acting.

Career[edit]

Joyner originally turned down the role on EastEnders as she had doubts over whether she could work in a soap opera.[2] She said "It was a massive decision. I said no originally. Playing someone in a soap is a big responsibility. People are very protective of the soap and if you are rubbish you can't get away from it."[2] Also, having worked quietly and successfully in the industry for eight years, Joyner was unsure if she would be comfortable with the level of fame being on EastEnders would bring her.[3]

Joyner won the 'Most Popular Actress' award at the Digital Spy Soap Awards in 2008 for the part of Tanya[4] and also went on to win 'Best Dramatic Performance' at the 2008 British Soap Awards and made the final four in the 'Best Actress' category. Joyner was nominated for the "best actress" award at the All About Soap Awards in 2012[5] and later won the award.[6] In 2012, Joyner and Wood won the Best On-Screen Partnership category at the British Soap Awards.[7] On Digital Spy's 2012 end of year reader poll, Joyner was nominated for "Best Female Soap Actor" and came fourth with 13.4% of the vote.[8]

On 1 May 2012, it was reported that Joyner would take a prolonged break from the show at the end of her current contract, to spend time with her family, and an inside source stated that she "will definitely return".[9] However, on 1 April 2013, it was announced that Joyner's departure would be indefinite as she wished to try new career paths. Speaking of this, Joyner said, "I love playing Tanya and being part of such a great show, but she has been on quite a rollercoaster over the past seven years and I have come to realise that it's right for her to step away from Walford for a bit longer than originally planned. I have been very fortunate to have been part of some fantastic storylines over the years, and I have worked with some wonderful people during my time on the show which I will always be very grateful for, but I feel that as a mother and an actress it is time for me to explore some other avenues for a while." Executive Producer Lorraine Newman stated that whilst Tanya will be missed, her exit will bring a new era to the Branning family but refused to say how Tanya will leave the show.[10] Joyner filmed her final scenes on 15 May 2013.[11] She departed the show on 28 June 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Joyner has been married to Neil Madden since 14 July 2007. Joyner announced in July 2009 that she was pregnant with twins as a result of IVF treatment.[12] She gave birth to fraternal twins Freddie McCormick and Edie Rose Madden on 7 December 2009.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Night Flight Brigitte TV Movie
2004 Pretending to be Judith Shop Assistant TV Movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Always and Everyone Nurse Guest: 2 episodes
2001 The Cops Carly Eaden Guest: 2 episodes
2001 Heartbeat Anna Young Guest: 1 episode
2002 Clocking Off Tina Guest: 1 episode
2003 Serious and Organised Louise Adamson Guest: 1 episode
2003 Spooks Stephanie Mills Guest: 1 episode
2003 Silent Witness Cathy Mottram Guest: 2 episodes
2004–2006 No Angels Beverly 'Beth' Nichols Main role
2004 North & South Fanny Thornton Guest: 4 episodes
2005 Doctor Who Lynda Moss Guest: 2 episodes
2005 Swinging Various Roles Main cast: 7 episodes
2006–2013, 2015 EastEnders Tanya Branning Series regular
2010, 2014 Loose Women Herself Guest panellist: 5 Episodes
2011 Candy Cabs Jackie O'Sullivan Lead role
2014 Trying Again Meg
2015 Ordinary Lies Beth Main cast: 6 episodes
The Interceptor Lorna Main cast: 8 episodes
2015-present Marley's Ghosts Vicar Main cast
2016–present Mount Pleasant Jayne Series regular

Awards[edit]

Joyner has won a multitude of awards from highly prestigious international awards to minor magazine voted prizes.

Year Result Award Category Film or series Character
2006 Won Rose d'Or Best Female Comedy Performer Swinging various roles
2007 Shortlisted* National Television Awards Most Popular Newcomer EastEnders Tanya Branning
Shortlisted* Inside Soap Awards Best Newcomer[13] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated TV Quick and Choice Awards Best Newcomer EastEnders Tanya Branning
2008 Won Digital Spy Soap Awards Most Popular Actress[14] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated British Soap Awards Best Actress[15] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Won British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance EastEnders Tanya Branning
Won All About Soap Bubble Awards Best Slap (with Lacey Turner) EastEnders Tanya Branning
Won All About Soap Bubble Awards Best Tearjerker EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated All About Soap Bubble Awards Fatal Attraction (with Rob Kazinsky)[16] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated TV Quick and Choice Awards Best Soap Actress EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated TV Quick and Choice Awards Best Soap Newcomer EastEnders Tanya Branning
Longlisted* Inside Soap Awards Best Actress[17] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Shortlisted* Inside Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance[18] EastEnders Tanya Branning
2009 Nominated All About Soap Bubble Awards I'm A Survivor EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated British Soap Awards Best Actress[19] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated TV Now Awards Favourite Female Soap Star EastEnders Tanya Branning
2011 Longlisted* Inside Soap Awards Best Wedding[20] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Shortlisted* Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated Royal Television Society North West Awards Best Performance in a Comedy[21][22] Candy Cabs Jackie
2012 Nominated Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Soap Personality[23] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Nominated Shorty Awards Best Actress[24] n/a n/a
Nominated Shorty Awards Best Fansite[25] n/a n/a
Won All About Soap Awards Best Actress[26] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Won All About Soap Awards Best Couple (with Jake Wood) EastEnders Tanya Branning
Shortlisted* British Soap Awards Best Actress[27] EastEnders Tanya Branning
Won British Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance EastEnders Tanya Branning
Won British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership (with Jake Wood) EastEnders Tanya Branning
Shortlisted* TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress[28] EastEnders Tanya Branning
  • Joyner's Rose d'Or award means she was inducted into the Elite Golden Rose of Montreux Hall of Fame.
  • (*) means there were two round of nominations for a publicly voted category. "Longlisted" means Joyner made the first round of nominations and "Shortlisted" means she made the second (final) round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jo Joyner tweets her birthday". 
  2. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (20 May 2007). "'EastEnders' star Joyner turned down role". Digital Spy. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan". Richard & Judy (Interview). 26 February 2007. 
  4. ^ "Digital Spy Soap Awards 2008: Jo Joyner". Digital Spy. 21 March 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (12 February 2012). "2012 All About Soap Awards – full nominations list". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (25 March 2012). "All About Soap Awards 2012: Full winners list". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  7. ^ British Soap Awards. "Winners – British Soap Awards". Britishsoapawards.tv. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (22 December 2012). "'EastEnders', Corrie, 'Hollyoaks' all win in Digital Spy's 2012 poll". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Goodacre, Kate (1 May 2012). "'EastEnders' Jo Joyner 'to take break from soap in 2013'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (1 April 2013). "'EastEnders': Jo Joyner announces departure from show". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Joyner, Jo (15 May 2013). "Twitter / dollyjoyner: That's a wrap! I am officially ...". Twitter. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  12. ^ 'EastEnders' star pregnant with twins – EastEnders News – Showbiz – Digital Spy
  13. ^ "Inside Soap Awards- Shortlist". Digital Spy. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Digital Spy Soap Awards 2008: The Winners". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2008: The Winners". Digital Spy. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "All About Soap Bubble Awards". web.archive.org. 19 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2008 – Nominations". msntvsoapsuk.wordpress.com. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "British Soap Awards Nominations: Panel Shortlist". walfordweb.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "British Soap Awards 2009: The Winners". Digital Spy. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  20. ^ "In Full: Inside Soap Awards 2011 Nominees". Digital Spy. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "RTS 2011 Shortlist". rts.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Bumper year for RTS TV awards as MediaCity makes its mark on the north west". menmedia.co.uk. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "TRIC 2011 Awards Nominees". tric.org.uk. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Jo Joyner was nominated for a Shorty Award!". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Jo Joyner was nominated for a Shorty Award". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "All About Soap Awards 2012: Full winners list". Digital Spy. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  27. ^ "British Soap Awards 2012 – winners in full". Digital Spy. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "TV Choice Awards 2012 – soap nominees in full". Digital Spy. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

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