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JANE MCDONALD
Representing Agent: Craig Latto
Roles: Presenter, Actor
BIOGRAPHY:
Jane's hit Channel 5 TV show ‘Cruising With Jane McDonald’ has been making headlines with Jane travelling every corner of the globe. Jane hosts the travel show in which she embarked on a series of ocean odysseys aboard some of the world's largest and most luxurious cruise ships. The episodes averaged a solid 2.0 million viewers and a was a huge success for the Channel making it their No 1 rated show.

2018 year see the 20th anniversary of the original Cruise show and Jane will be embarking on a 40 date tour as well as her Making Memories Tour in 2017 and dates and information can be found here https://jane-mcdonald.com/

July 2015 saw her kick off a 2-month run of 'Cats', starring in the lead role as Grizabella at the Blackpool Winter Gardens for Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Group. She won rave reviews for her performance, with her rendition of Memory leading The Stage to name her as "one of a handful of British vocalists who can actually do the familiar song full justice" in their five-star review.

Background

1998 The Cruise BBC1 prime time 12 – 13 million viewers

1999 The Cruise Special “Jane Cruises to the stars” BBC1 9 million viewers

1999 Jane McDonald’s first album is released. Entered the charts at number (1) gaining her a place in the Guinness book of records as the first artist to enter the charts at number one without a prior release. This album stayed at number one for 3 weeks and reached platinum status.

2000 Star for A Night BBC1 this was Jane’s own Saturday night prime time TV show where she discovered Joss Stone and Alexandra Burke. This show lasted for 3 series and a children’s special. Jane then left the show to release more albums and film her show in Las Vegas at the MGM.

2000 Jane released her autobiography called “Follow your Dreams” which became a best seller in 2001.

2002 Jane starred in the West End musical “Romeo and Juliet” and may return to the West End at a later date.

2003 Toured nationally across the UK with her new albums being recorded and released and reaching Gold and silver status 60,000 to 300,000

2004 to 2014 Jane was a regular panellist on ITV1’s Loose Women

Jane has also appeared on 2 Royal Variety Shows and Sunday night at the London Palladium.

Her many sold out venues include London Palladium 4 times, The Royal Albert Hall, The MGM in Las Vegas and is still selling out Venues all over the UK to this day.

Jane McDonald is also the 2nd largest grossing artist to appear at the Blackpool Opera House (which is her favourite venue to play)

Jane owns her record label and has her own production company, which she has done for 6 years. Her first album released on her record label entered the Charts at Number 7 and went silver in the first week of release.

As well as doing all the above Jane has made personal appearances on many TV shows over the years. She has guest presented BBC1’s ‘National Lottery Show’ and presented her own ITV daytime show 'Star Treatment' in 2013 as well as presenting a BBC special called ‘Stars Sing The Beatles’. Her other television appearances include ‘10 Mile Menu’, ‘Let’s Do Lunch’, ‘Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook’, ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, ‘Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old?’ and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’.
Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton and Christmas TOTP’s

Jane says she still doesn’t feel as if she has started yet! Being in an industry that is fickle and unpredictable she is grateful to her amazing, loyal fan base who have kept her where she is.

Jane has established herself as a consummate all-rounder. She is a skilled TV host, an amusing panellist on discussion shows, an inspiring speaker and of course a gifted and highly successful singer.

Albums
July 1998 - Jane McDonald - UK #1 (2 x platinum)
June 2000 - Inspiration - UK #6 (Sony BMG)
October 2001 - Love at the Movies - UK #24 (Sony BMG)
February 2005 - You Belong to Me - UK #21
August 2008 - Jane - UK #7
March 2014 - Singer of Your Song
TBC 2018 - Hold the Covers Back

Compilation and special albums
April 2003 - The Collection
September 2006 - From Me to You - limited edition four track EP
August 2007 - Because You Loved Me - compilation album
October 2010 - Live at the London Palladium (Live recording of the DVD) - Number 31 (UK)
October 2010 - Just for You (four track CD available from concerts)
March 2014 - Is It Love You're After (four track CD available from concerts)
September 2014 - Remixed compilation album

Singles
"Cruise into Christmas Medley" - Number 10 (UK) December 1998
"And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)" 2003 (UK)
From Me to You 2003 (UK)
Is It Love You’re After (Exclusive 4 Track CD) 2009 (UK)
Just for You 2010 (UK)
"Dance Yourself Dizzy" August 2010 (UK)
Love Is All (7th Heaven Mixes) 2014 (UK)

DVDs
Jane McDonald in Concert (1999)
Jane McDonald Live in Las Vegas (2001)
Being Jane (Special DVD only available at her concerts, The Jane McDonald Online Store, or via her management team, filmed 2005)
The Very Best of Loose Women (2008)
Late Night with The Loose Women (2009)
Jane McDonald - Live at the London Palladium (18 October 2010)
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AUDIO
Junction 32 - Christmas