Suranne Jones is an English actress. She first rose to prominence playing the role of Karen McDonald in ITV1's soap opera Coronation Street over a period of four years. In 2004, she left Coronation Street, finding herself looking to experience different roles and present herself as a more capable actress. Upon leaving, Jones took on roles in drama series broadcasts on ITV1, including Vincent, Strictly Confidential, and Harley Street.
Jones' role as a woman convicted of the murder of two police officers in Unforgiven garnered her critical acclaim and her subsequent roles in the BBC One dramas Five Days and Single Father were also well received. Since 2011, Jones has starred in Scott & Bailey as DC Rachel Bailey, with the television series being an original idea conceived by Jones herself and fellow actress Sally Lindsay.
Jones also received acclaim for her portrayal of a human incarnation of the iconic TARDIS in a 2011 episode of long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. In addition to her television career, Jones is also a stage performer, having acted in productions of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls and Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit among others.