Jane Laurie Bio, Husband, Children, Divorce, Career, Net Worth

Facts of Jane Laurie

Full Name: Jane Laurie
Birth Date: , 1952
Birth Place: Australia
Marital Status: Divorce
Gender: female
Profession: Actress
Weight: 60
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
Net Worth: 500,000 pounds
Nationality: British
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Who is Jane Laurie?

Leslie Grantham, 71 of EastEnders fame died on 15 June 2018 morning in a UK hospital after falling ill and fighting for his life. His off-screen life was as scandalous and interesting as his character of Dirty Den in EastEnders. He was married to actress Jane Laurie for more than 3 decades before they called it quits.

Who was Jane and how did they meet and separate? A sneak peek into the bio of Jane Laurie would shed some light on it!

Jane Laurie and her relationship details with her husband Leslie Grantham

She met Leslie at the London Stage School and the year was 1977. They soon became a couple and began dating. Leslie and Jane got married in 1981. The couple’s married life seemed to be going good and they had three children- sons Spike, Jake, and Danny.

Source: Dreshare (Jane with husband Leslie)

Jane had married Leslie despite that he was a convicted murderer and had been sentenced to imprisonment for killing a taxi driver in Germany. There was the online sex scandal incident of Leslie in 2004 where he was seen masturbating in front of a camera. Jane Laurie came to know about it but somehow their relationship managed to survive in spite of all this.

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But due to the scandal, Leslie’s career got affected badly and he said that he was framed in the case. After 31 years of togetherness in a relationship which had stood many difficulties, the couple called it quits in 2013. The exact reason for this separation after so many years is not known. There is no detail about the spousal support and child support battle and custody battle in court.

About Jane and Leslie’s kids

The eldest son Spike, is an actor and producer who works in sports journalism. He is serving as Vice President of Global Publisher & Developer Relations at esports magazine ESL gaming. In the year 2017, Spike has shifted to LA from the UK for this new post. As a child, Spike was very talented and had voiced the character of a carol singer in the animated series The World Of Peter Rabbit and Friends.

His second son Jake, works in films and TV. He has worked as a producer and editor. He was working as the head publicist on the 2012 series Greenwood Manor.

Source: BBC (Daniel Laurie with his co-stars)

Their third son Daniel, 23 is also an actor. He gained recognition with his role of Reggie Jackson in Call The Midwife. He was also cast in Stella. He has Down’s syndrome and in 2006 Jane Laurie had praised dad Leslie as a fantastic dad. Recalling Leslie’s words on seeing Daniel a few days after birth, Jane said:

“When he was just a few days old, Leslie looked down at the baby and said: ‘You know, there are some hard things in life, but this isn’t one of them’.”

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Jane Laurie and her birth, family, and childhood days

Jane Laurie was born in 1952 in Australia. Her family business is of wine-making and her father was a pioneer in making the wine-in-the-box boom of the 1980s. Information about her mother or other family members and siblings is missing. It is not known from which school she has graduated and about her college life and further studies, there is also no details available.

Source: Firenews (Jane with husband and first child)

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Jane Laurie and her career

Jane Laurie was an established actress and was part of many films and TV series. She had starred in The Return of the Soldier, Foreign Body and The Agatha Christie Hour. She had more success as an actress compared to Leslie but decided to leave all that for the sake of the family. She left acting when she had her first child with Leslie. She has a net worth in 2018 of 500,000 pounds.

Source: Dreshare (Jane and family)

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