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Jo Joyner's Biography

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Who is Jo Joyner?

Jo Joyner played Tania Branning, the wife of Max (played by Jake Wood) in EastEnders.

Her most prominent role prior to arriving at Albert Square was as Beth Nicholls in No Angels. She took the preparation for the part seriously and spent a day shadowing a nurse.

Jo has had consistent acting work including a high-profile role in the final episodes of Doctor Who as a Big Brother contestant.

Other credits include Fat Friends, North and South, Spooks, Clocking Off, and Heartbeat.

She was born in Essex but was brought up in Oxfordshire.

Back in 2002, Jo Joyner, with Sian Brooke and Liz White, acted in The One With the Oven by Emma Rosoman.

Jo has also appeared in Channel Five's comedy sketch show Swinging, for which she was awarded best female comedy performance at the Rose d'Or Awards in April 2006.

According to Manchester Online, Jo Joyner recently moved in with her actor boyfriend Neil Madden. In their excellent interview with Jo Joyner, she revealed how close she was to the rest of the cast on No Angels:

"It's really sad. I'm going to miss the girls a lot. We see each other as much as we can anyway, but Su's [Sunetra Sarker] up north now. We're missing her baby Noah as well, because he was around on set a lot."

In May 2008, Jo Joyner won best dramatic performance at the British Soap Awards.

In December 2010, she gave birth to twins.

In June 2010 it was announced that Jo Joyner and Lisa Millett were to head the cast in a new three-part comedy drama for BBC1 called Candy Cabs.

In 2017 Jo Joyner was cast alongside her No Angels co-star Sunetra Sarker in the Channel Four drama The ABC.

In September 2017, the BBC announced that Jo Joyner would star alongside Mark Benton in a new BBC detective drama Shakespeare & Hathaway.

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