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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 August 1979Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Nickname Jo
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joanne Froggatt was born in 1979 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in the role of a teenage prostitute in "The Bill".

Apparently uncertain about an acting career, Joanne started working in a regular job in Scarborough and was thinking of giving up acting when she was invited to audition for the long-running TV series Coronation Street (1960). She was accepted for the role of Zoe Tattersall and this kept her occupied from May 1997 to December 1998. Joanne has also appeared in Heartbeat (1992), Dinnerladies (1998), Bad Girls (1999) and Nature Boy (2000), plus the television movies The Last Detective (2003) , Lorna Doone (2000) and Downton Abbey (2010).

In 2010 Joanne won a BIFA award as 'Best Newcomer' for her role in In Our Name, the tale of a soldier returning from the Iraq war and struggling to reintegrate into her former civilian life.

In 2013, Joanne stars opposite James McAvoy in Irvine Welsh's feature adaptation of his own novel, the black comedy Filth with Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots and Jamie Bell.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

James Cannon (6 October 2012 - present)

Trivia (20)

Met with witness protection participant Danielle Cable for her drama programme Danielle Cable: Eyewitness (2003).
Worked in WHSmiths in Scarborough before getting a role in 'Coronation Street'.
Her Coronation Street (1960) character Zoe Tattersall became the 10th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Zoe had a daughter Shannon (played by Lucy Whipday), born on 28 August 1997.
Filming the 3rd season of Downton Abbey (2010). [February 2013]
Ambassador for global children's charity Plan UK.
Lives with her husband in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
Her parents ran a corner shop, then started a rare breed sheep farm on a smallholding at Sleights, near Whitby, where she grew up.
Joined a drama group in Scarborough.
Made her TV debut in the long-running ITV drama The Bill.
Married long-time boyfriend James Cannon in a private ceremony in October 2012.
Left her family home at the age of 13 to attend the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
First job at Booths Fine Food, a cafe, in Whitby followed by Alexanders Fish Restaurant on Golden Lion Bank, Whitby.
Parents are Keith and Ann.
Educated at Sleights Primary School, Eskdale School and Red Roofs Theatre School, Berkshire.
Received Emmy nominations in 2012 and 2014 for her role in Downton Abbey.
Nominated for a Best Actress Royal Television Society Award for her role in Danielle Cable - Eyewitness.
Is one of 12 Coronation Street (1960) actresses who despite their characters giving birth on the show have never become mothers in real life. The others are Doreen Keogh, Anne Kirkbride, Helen Worth, Caroline Milmoe, Naomi Radcliffe, Angela Lonsdale, Vicky Binns, Georgia May Foote, Natalie Gumede, Michelle Keegan and Ellie Leach.
Loves chocolate.
When 11 was an extra in an episode of Heartbeat.
When at Redroofs acting school a fellow pupil was Kate Winslett.

Personal Quotes (1)

"It was draining. But this drama was something I felt strongly about."

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