Lauren Crace

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Lauren Crace
Lauren Rose Crace

(1986-05-25) 25 May 1986 (age 32)

Birmingham, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Spouse(s) Michael Stevenson (2016–present)
Children 3

Lauren Rose Crace (born 25 May 1986) is an English actress and radio presenter, best known for playing Danielle Jones in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from August 2008 to April 2009.

Early life[edit]

The daughter of contemporary writer Jim Crace and Pamela Turton, Lauren Rose Crace was born in Birmingham. She has an older brother, Thomas (born 1981). She attended Swanshurst School in Billesley, and then Cadbury Sixth Form College, where she took both a GCSE and an A-Level in Drama. She joined the Stage 2 Youth theatre aged eleven.[1] and later went on to train at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Crace began her acting career as an extra, having parts in TV shows and theatre productions including leading roles in Alice in Wonderland (directed by Ruth Harrell) and Sweeney Todd (directed by Tom Bailey). In 2008, she joined the cast of the BBC soap opera EastEnders playing Danielle Jones, a love interest for newcomer Callum Monks until the following year.

Prior to the episode’s broadcast, Crace told GMTV she wanted to return to theatre and move away from the character of Danielle. The viewing figures for her last episode peaked at 11.5 million, due to this there was a surge in the national power grid.[2] Crace won the award for Best Newcomer for her role in Eastenders at the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards.

In February 2010, Crace filmed a role in the BBC television series Sherlock, which broadcast later that year.[3] From 29 April to 22 May 2010, Crace appeared at the Salisbury Playhouse as Cecile Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.[4]

In January 2018, Crace joined Free Radio as one of four presenters of its Birmingham breakfast show.


Theatre credits

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