Jenna Coleman is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Jasmine
Thomas in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, Clara Oswald in the BBC series
Doctor Who, Queen Victoria in the ITV drama Victoria and Joanna Lindsay in
the BBC series The Cry.
Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and began her acting
career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer
Space. While auditioning for drama schools in 2005, she was chosen to play
Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale. She received critical acclaim for her
performance and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer award at the
2006 National Television Awards.
Coleman went on to play "hard girl" Lindsay James in the BBC school-based
drama series Waterloo Road (2009), Susan Brown in a BBC Four television
adaptation of the John Braine novel Room at the Top (2012), Annie Desmond
in Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic (2012) and Rosie in
Stephen Poliakoff's original drama series Dancing on the Edge (2013). She
appeared as Lydia Wickham in the BBC drama miniseries Death Comes to
Pemberley (2013) and as Katrina Clark in the romance film Me Before You
(2016). In 2018, she starred in the BBC series The Cry as Joanna Lindsay.