Leanne Jones

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Leanne Jones
Born Leanne Jones
(1985-03-21) 21 March 1985 (age 32)
Stoke on Trent, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006 – present
Television The Voice UK (2014)
Children 2 Sons (born 2013 & 2015)
Website www.leannejonesonline.com

Leanne Jones (born 21 March 1985) is a British actress, she won the Olivier Award Best Actress Musical for Hairspray, and the Theatregoers' Choice Award Best Actress Musical both in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Jones 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,[1] 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 West End production of Hairspray.

Leanne starred in a production of the Jonathan Larson musical Tick, Tick... Boom! at the Union Theatre in 2010.[2] Leanne sang with YouTube comedy sensation Miranda Sings at the Leicester Square theatre.[3]

Leanne has her own one-woman show called Have You Met Miss Jones?, which has played at Freedom Bar in Soho and also The Delfont Room.

Leanne revisited the role of Tracy Turnblad for the 2010 DUCTAC performance of Hairspray in Dubai.

Jones went on tour in 2010 with the comedy play The Naked Truth, taking over the role of "Bev" from Lisa Riley.

She also performed in a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage for the 2011/2012 Pantomime season.[4]

In 2014, Jones appeared as an auditioner on the 3rd series of reality singing competition The Voice UK, singing "Skyfall", but she was not selected by any of the mentors.

In 2015 she appeared with Alison Jiear and Simon Webbe  in  George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's family musical The 3 Little Pigs at the Palace Theatre, London

Awards and honors[edit]

Jones' performance as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray won her a number of awards, including a Theatregoer's Choice Award for Best Actress in a musical,[5] the Critics Circle Award 2008 for Most Promising Newcomer and the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[6]

She was also nominated in 2009 for a Glamour Woman of the Year Award for best actress.

Personal life[edit]

Leanne is the Mother to 2 sons, born 2013 & 2015. In 2016, she married Stephen Porter.


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