Jane Danson (born Jane Elizabeth Dawson; 8 November 1978) is an English actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Leanne Battersby in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street (1997–2000, 2004–present). Her other television credits include Children's Ward (1995–1997), The Grand (1997), Always and Everyone (2001–2002) and The Bill (2002–2003).
For her role on Coronation Street, Danson won the 2011 British Soap Award for "Best Dramatic Performance".
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