39 Facts About Jenna Coleman


Jenna-Louise Coleman was born on 27 April 1986 and is an English actress.


Jenna Coleman is known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale, Clara Oswald in the science-fiction series Doctor Who, Queen Victoria in the period drama Victoria, Joanna Lindsay in the crime miniseries The Cry, and Marie-Andree Leclerc in the crime miniseries The Serpent.


Jenna Coleman has had roles in several films, including Captain America: The First Avenger, and Me Before You.


Jenna-Louise Coleman was born in Blackpool on 27 April 1986, the daughter of Karen and Keith Coleman.


Jenna Coleman's father is a joiner and fitter of bar and restaurant interiors.


Jenna Coleman has an older brother named Ben, a joiner.


Jenna Coleman attended Arnold School in Blackpool, where she was head girl.


Jenna Coleman won an award for her performance, and the play was received favourably.


Jenna Coleman was offered a place to study English at the University of York, but turned it down in order to accept the role of Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale.


Jenna Coleman received a nomination for the "Best Actress" award from the TV Choice Awards.


In May 2009, it was announced that Jenna Coleman would be joining BBC school-based drama series, Waterloo Road, as "hard girl" Lindsay James.


In December 2010, it was announced that Jenna Coleman would be playing Susan Brown in a BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novel Room at the Top.


Jenna Coleman got the role of Annie Desmond in Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic, describing her character as a "cheeky little Cockney" and "the Eliza Doolittle of the ship".


Jenna Coleman starred as Lydia Wickham in the adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley.


In 2012, Jenna Coleman was cast as Rosie in Stephen Poliakoff's original drama series Dancing on the Edge, which follows the fortunes of a black jazz band in the 1930s.


Jenna Coleman auditioned for the role in secret, under the pretence of auditioning for Men on Waves.


Jenna Coleman subsequently debuted as a series regular in the Christmas special episode "The Snowmen" as Victorian governess and barmaid Clara Oswin Oswald.


In that episode, Jenna Coleman played a third version of the character, a resident of twenty-first-century London simply named Clara Oswald.


However, the ninth series was her last, as Jenna Coleman had decided to leave the show to take on a role as Queen Victoria in an ITV production.


Jenna Coleman returned to the show for Twelfth Doctor's last episode "Twice Upon a Time" where she made a cameo appearance; that episode, Doctor Who 2017 Christmas special, aired the same evening as the first Christmas special for Victoria.


Jenna Coleman was first credited on screen as Jenna Coleman in Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, which aired on 4 August 2013.


In 2015, Jenna Coleman was cast in ITV's eight-part drama following the reign of the British monarch and Empress of India, Queen Victoria.


When interviewed for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Jenna Coleman expressed her admiration for the monarch.


Jenna Coleman argued that this role meant she was able to break out of her supposed "box" as a northern working-class character that Emmerdale put her in.


In 2017, Jenna Coleman became the narrator for a Royal Caribbean UK advertising campaign.


On 8 January 2018, Jenna Coleman was confirmed to play Joanna in the four-part BBC drama The Cry, an adaptation of the 2013 novel by Helen FitzGerald.


In 2019, Jenna Coleman starred as Annie in the Old Vic Theatre's production of All My Sons, which ran from 13 April to 8 June and included a cinema screening via National Theatre Live on 14 May In February 2019, it was announced that Jenna Coleman would make a guest appearance in an episode from series five of the dark comedy series Inside No 9, with an expected broadcast date later in the year.


On 11 May 2019, in an interview with Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 program, Jenna Coleman indicated her intent to return to Victoria for a fourth series should it be renewed by ITV, but stated that the show will be taking "a bit of a breather" before production resumes.


Jenna Coleman recorded the short story Pressures, Residential by Philip Hensher, in support of UNICEF UK, as well as The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter, as part of a collection of audiobooks in Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales.


Nine years after its original English release, Jenna Coleman reprised her role as Princess Melia Antiqua in the video game Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, which features a brand new epilogue taking place after the main story.


Jenna Coleman then returned as Melia in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in 2022, where she is depicted as Queen of the Keves Nation.


Jenna Coleman headed Boots UK's 2021 Christmas ad campaign, "Bags of Joy".


In May 2021, Jenna Coleman was cast as Johanna Constantine, the great-great-great-grandmother of John Constantine in DC Comics' The Sandman TV series.


The series debuted on Netflix in August 2022, when it was revealed that Jenna Coleman was playing two roles in the film; the aforementioned version of Johanna and her present day descendant of the same name.


Jenna Coleman returned to the West End stage beginning in January 2023, co-starring with Aidan Turner in a revival of the 2015 Sam Steiner play, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, initially with a nine-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, followed by runs in Manchester and Brighton up until April.


In February 2021, Jenna Coleman was cast in the dark comedy Klokkenluider.


Just prior to Christmas 2022, Jenna Coleman filmed a role in a film directed by Jamie Childs entitled Jackdaw; widely reported on social media, Jenna Coleman did not confirm her involvement until an interview published in late January 2023.


Jenna Coleman has been involved with charity work in South Africa raising awareness of HIV with One To One Children's Fund, for which she is an ambassador.


Jenna Coleman has regularly supported Comic Relief and Red Nose Day.