Emmerdale Daz Spencer actor used to be married to Benidorms Siobhan Finneran

Soap star Mark Jordon is best known for playing café waiter Daz Spencer in Emmerdale, but he actually has a rather famous ex-wife who is no stranger to the screen herself.

The 56-year-old actor joined the cast of Emmerdale in August 2017, becoming a regular cast member until Daz was written out on January 31, 2019.

He is also recognised for playing PC Phil Bellamy in the hit TV series Heartbeat.

However, Mark's former wife is a well-known actor in her own right, and she's enjoyed starring roles in shows like Benidorm and Happy Valley to name a few.

Fans might be forgiven for not knowing that Jordon used to be married to actress Siobhan Finneran.

They wed in 1997 but divorced in 2014 and the pair share two children together, Joseph and Poppy.

Finneran played Janice Garvey, a leading character in the first seven series of ITV sitcom Benidorm between 2007–2015 – which focused on a group of holiday makers in Benidorm, Spain.

That's not Siobhan's only big TV show credit though, because she starred as a servant in the critically-acclaimed period drama Downton Abbey alongside Harry Potter legend, Maggie Smith.

For her work as a recovering addict in Happy Valley, the 55-year-old actress was nominated for the 2017 British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress.

You might also recognise Siobhan as a lawyer in the mini-series Unforgiven (2009).

Siobhan also appeared as Mrs Swift in The Selfish Giant (2013) which based on famous writer Oscar Wilde's short story.

She won critical acclaim for her role as Mrs Swift in the British drama film when she received a British Independent Film Award nomination.

She even managed brief soap stints which included Mark's soap Emmerdale in 1996, as well as Coronation Street between 1989 and 1990.

Mark's current partner is Emmerdale co-star Laura Norton and on August 21, 2020, it was announced the couple were expecting their first child.

On January 29, 2021, Norton gave birth to a son called Jesse.

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