Blonde On Blonde: Suranne Jones

FORMER Coronation Street star Suranne Jones has gone blonde to play her latest TV role – as a police killer.
The Manchester-based actress appeared as pictured on GMTV last week.
She explained that her new look was for a TV job but didn’t give any details.
So let’s put that right.
Suranne will play a woman called Ruth, trying to rebuild her life after serving a long prison sentence for murder.
She begins filming three-part ITV1 drama Unforgiven next month, with a script by ex-Corrie writer Sally Wainwright
The new series is being made in Yorkshire by Manchester’s Red Production Company and features that new look for the Chadderton-raised actress.

“It’s my 30th at the end of the month. So I’m going to have blonde hair with big roots for my birthday,” Suranne told GMTV.
“Being blonde is different. At first it was all exciting and it was a bit Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and all that. But it’s hard being dark and then trying to keep up the blonde.”
By the way, various sites on the web wrongly state that Suranne’s birthday is in January.

She is currently starring on screen as dark-haired Dr Martha Elliot in ITV1 drama series Harley Street, which co-stars Bolton-born Paul Nicholls.
Suranne first came to fame as Weatherfield’s fiery Karen McDonald and was named Most Popular Actress at the National Television Awards.
Since quitting the cobbles on Boxing Day 2004, she has gone on to appear in Vincent, Dead Clever and Strictly Confidential.
She has also appeared on stage with Linda Gray in Terms of Endearment and Rob Lowe in A Few Good Men.
Suranne adopted a posh southern accent for her role in Harley Street.
“I decided I wanted to do something different because, obviously, Karen was a little bit of a banshee and a bit northern.”
She’s expected to revert to a northern accent for Unforgiven, which is due to be screened on ITV1 in 2009.
Writer Sally’s previous credits include At Home With The Braithwaites, Jane Hall, Bonkers and The Amazing Mrs Pritchard.