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From Downtown Abbey to The Stranger, 7 Facts About English Actress Siobhan Finneran

Shrijan Thu Feb 27 2020
From Downtown Abbey to The Stranger, 7 Facts About English Actress Siobhan Finneran

Siobhan Finneran is an acclaimed English actor, but more than that, she remains a fan of the performing arts - more than three decades after going professional. All that means is that she has a deep reverence for acting, and she has left her mark, not only at the movies and on television but also in theatre. 

The 53-year-old native of Oldham, Lancashire, is one of the finest English actresses and in this list of seven facts, we look at why!

7. Played Sarah O'Brien in Downton Abbey

Siobhan would become a household name following her turn as Sarah O'Brien in the historical drama series, Downton Abbey.

Siobhan played the lady's maid to the Countess of Grantham in 25 episodes of the popular English period drama from 2010 to 2012.

6. Starred in the Netflix Miniseries, The Stranger

Siobhan landed another high-profile role in the Netflix thriller miniseries, The Stranger.

Based on the eponymous novel by Harlan Coben, the series follows a "stranger" who wreaks havoc on the lives of seemingly-normal families by unearthing long-hidden secrets.

The series stars- besides Finneran- Richard Armitage, Jennifer Saunders, Shaun Dooley, Hannah John-Kamen, Paul Kaye, Kadiff Kirwan, and Dervla Kirwan, among others.     

5. Was Married to Actor/Director/Producer Mark Jordon

Outside the bright lights of showbiz, Siobhan was married to the English actor/director/producer Mark Jordon.

They tied the knot in 1997 and stayed married for 17 years before calling it quits in 2014. Mark has since gotten engaged to his 35-year-old Emmerdale co-star, Laura Norton.

4. Has Two Children with Ex-Husband Mark Jordon

Despite their marriage ultimately resulting in divorce, Siobhan's matrimony with Mark Jordon did yield something good- the birth of two children. 

Their son, Joseph Seamus Jordon, was born in December 1997, followed by their daughter, Poppy Niamh Jordon, in September 2000.

3. Appeared in a 2018 episode of Doctor Who as Becka Savage

Siobhan had a brief appearance in an episode of the long-running science-fiction drama series, Doctor Who.

Siobhan as Becky Savage in Doctor Who
Siobhan as Becky Savage in Doctor Who
Source: The Irish Sun

She played Becka Savage in a 2018 episode titled "The Witchfinders."

2. She is also a Theatre Actor 

Before she even knew what it entailed, Siobhan wanted to become an actor. She was an avid fan of the performance arts since childhood days.

She took up an art major in theatre and performed for such productions as An Inspector Calls for the Nottingham Playhouse, Port for The Royal Exchange Theatre, On the Shore of the Wide World for The Royal Exchange and The Royal National Theatre, and 3 Winters for The Royal National Theatre.

1. Estimated Net Worth of $1 Million

When you consider the fact that Siobhan has been a professional actor since 1985 and been credited in 60 titles across movies and television, the fact that her net worth is estimated to be $1 million makes sense.

Also add in the fact that she has appeared in such timeless drama classics as Coronation Street, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, and most recently, The Stranger, and it becomes clear why Siobhan is a millionaire.

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