- Susan Elizabeth Jenkins
- Liverpool England United Kingdom.
- United Kingdom
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Jenkins married the actor David Fleeshman in 1978 and they now have three children - Emily, Richard and Rosie.
Jenkins became an actress at the age of eighteen having studied at drama college. She worked in repertory theatres across the UKfor the first 11 years of her career, performing in over a hundred plays, playing everything from Alan Ayckbourn to Shakespeare. Alan Bleasdale wrote the lead female role in Having a Ball for Jenkins, which she played at the Theatre Royal, York. She then started to work more on television including How We Used To Live and the cult TV programme, The Beiderbecke Affair. She first came to prominence in 1985 when she joined the cast of top rated British soap opera, Coronation Street, playing barmaid Gloria Todd in 238 episodes. She left the show in 1988 after becoming pregnant with her second child, Richard, who played Craig Harris in the soap from 2002 until 2006.
She returned to television in the series Coasting with Peter Howitt and in 1990 playing the part of the much loved Jackie Corkhill in the Liverpool based, and often controversial, Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.
Since leaving Brookside, Jenkins has continued to work steadily, making guest appearances on British television, including In Deep, Holby Merseybeat, Dalziel & Pascoe, Midsomer Murders and Heartbeat. Jenkins also presented Loose Women in 2006. Jenkins has also enjoyed her return to theatre.
Last year, she appeared in the film, Blue Collars and Buttercups and is regularly heard on BBC Radio 4 afternoon dramas. She has been part of many radio adaptations of classic serials over the years, including Middlemarch, Villette and Wuthering Heights with Derek Jacobi.
Aa a director, Jenkins wrote, produced and directed Night of Stars 1 and 2 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, raising over 70,000 pounds to build an orphanage in Thailand for orphaned children of the Tsunami and to help children's charities in the UK.
She has also directed Aladdin at the Tameside Hippodrome Theatre in 2006 , produced her son, Richard Fleeshman's first concert in 2006 at the same theatre and produced and directed yet another musical extravaganza Gala Night Of Stars there in March. Sue made her debut in Emmerdale on 25 August 2008 as Bonnie Drinkwater, an ironic name for the character as Bonnie was often found passed out from too much alcohol. Her most recent television appearances were a second guest lead in Heartbeat and as a celebrity guest on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. She is currently working on Casualty.
Sue was voted 'Woman of the Year' in 2008 and was honoured by This Is Your Life in 2001. Sue has recently appeared in Eve Enslers The Vagina Monologues at the Empire Theatre.