Jan Pearson

Jan Pearson (born 12 April 1959)[1] is an English actress, known for her roles as Kath Fox in the BBC medical drama Holby City and Karen Hollins in the BBC soap opera Doctors, which she joined in February 2009. In 2010, Pearson won the award for Best On-Screen Partnership with Chris Walker at The British Soap Awards.[2]

Jan Pearson
Born (1959-04-12) 12 April 1959 (age 62)
Wollaston, England[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
TelevisionHolby City
The Cops
Doctors
Partner(s)Richard Signy

CareerEdit

Before acting, Pearson worked in the Royal Exchange pub on Enville Street in Wollaston, Stourbridge.[3] Pearson made her acting debut in an episode of The Chief.[1] She has also played Ann Davis in The Bill, Kath Fox in Holby City and Heather Deans in Silent Witness.[1] Pearson has also appeared in films such as Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence and Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution.[1]

Since 23 February 2009, Pearson has portrayed the role of receptionist Karen Hollins in the BBC soap opera Doctors.[4] In the 2010 British Soap Awards, Pearson and Chris Walker, who plays her on-screen husband Rob Hollins, won the award for Best On-Screen Partnership.[2] In 2012, Pearson was nominated for Best Comedy Performance.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Chief Landlady Episode: "4.2"
1994 Wycliffe Mary Clark Episode: "The Pea Green Boat"
1996 The Bill Ann Davis Episode: "Repossession"
1997 Underworld Susan & William's Mother 2 episodes
1998 The Bill Doctor Episode: "Daydream Believer"
1999–2001 The Cops Maggie Hayes Recurring role
1999–2004 Holby City Kath Fox Series regular
2004 Where the Heart Is Gina Thorpe Episode: "Skin Deep"
2004 Doctors Chrissie Clarkson Episode: "Served Cold"
2005 Silent Witness Heather Deans Episode: "Mind and Body"
2007 The Bill Kerry Malcolm Episode: "Cop Killer: Part 1"
2008 Doctors Michelle Howarth Episode: "Life Skills"
2009 Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution Narrator (voice) Television film
2009–present Doctors Karen Hollins Series regular

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2010 The British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership
(with Chris Walker)
Won [6]
2012 The British Soap Awards Best Comedy Performance Nominated [7]
2013 The British Soap Awards Best Actress Nominated [8]
2014 RTS Midlands Awards Best Female Acting Performance Nominated [9]
2014 The British Soap Awards Best Actress Nominated [10]
2016 The British Soap Awards Best Actress Nominated [11]
2018 The British Soap Awards Best Actress Nominated [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jan Pearson". holby.tv. Archived from the original on 23 November 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "EastEnders wins best soap at British Soap Awards". What's on TV. 8 May 2010. Archived from the original on 13 January 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. ^ Laws, Roz (22 November 2009). "Doctors star Jan Pearson on Black Country accents and bondage gear". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 28 June 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (5 May 2010). "'Doctors' pair: 'We're good at arguing'". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Who's in line for soap awards". Sky News. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  6. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2010 Winners Release". ITV. 10 May 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (5 April 2012). "British Soap Awards 2012: Full viewer and panel shortlist revealed". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  8. ^ "British Soap Awards 2013: the winners in full". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Awards -- Midlands". Royal Television Society. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  10. ^ "British Soap Awards 2014: full list of winners revealed". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  11. ^ "British Soap Awards 2016 full winners list: Did your favourites take home prizes?". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  12. ^ "British Soap Awards 2018 winners list in full: Coronation Street named best soap". The Independent. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.

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