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Jason Orange

Jason Orange
Orange on stage with Take That in Dublin, June 2011
Background information
Birth name Jason Thomas Orange
Born (1970-07-10) 10 July 1970
Crumpsall, Manchester, England, UK
Genres Pop, pop rock, electronic
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, musician, songwriter, actor.
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1988–present

Jason Thomas Orange (born 10 July 1970) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, musician and actor. He was a member of Take That during their original run in the early 1990s and again following their reunion in 2005. He left the group in 2014.

Early and personal life

Orange was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire, and brought up as a Mormon.[1] He attended South Trafford College for two years beginning in 2001 and studied A-level English, and an access course including psychology, biology, and history though he did not progress onto higher education.[2]

Orange is very private about his personal life. He has been linked to several women including presenter Jenny Powell,[3] singer Lulu[4] and comedienne Catherine Tate.[5]

Career

He starred in the show The Hit Man and Her as a dancer along with Spike Dawbarn and Jimmy Constable, both from the boy band 911.

Orange joined the boyband Take That in November 1990 and stayed with the band until their split in February 1996. He then pursued a career in acting and appeared in the television thriller Killer Net in 1998, and the London stage production of Gob in 1999.[6] He was the lead actor together with Tom Hayes in the play, which was written by Jim Kenworth, and directed by James Martin Charlton.

In 2005, Take That reformed as a four-piece band and released a new greatest hits album, followed in 2006 by their first studio album since 1995, Beautiful World.[7] Orange contributed both songwriting and lead vocals on the album. In 2008, they released another studio album, The Circus.[8] In 2010, the album Progress was released by the band as a five-piece. On 24 September 2014, it was announced that Orange had left the band.[9]

Orange appeared in a cameo role in the Channel 4 comedy Shameless, which aired in April 2013.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Take That on sex, suicide and Robbie's UFOs".  
  2. ^ Katie Shimmon (31 January 2006). "Orange's college days".  
  3. ^ Karen Bale (23 July 2012). "TV's Jenny Powell was shocked to become a single mum but has carved out a new life". dailyrecord. 
  4. ^ mirror Administrator (17 December 2005). "'"JASON & LULU..'IT WAS SEX. mirror. 
  5. ^ "Jason Orange and Catherine Tate end their whirlwind romance - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. 
  6. ^ Gob - Jim Kenworth
  7. ^ "Thesun.co.uk". The Sun (UK). 28 November 2006. Retrieved 30 May 2011.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ Dingwall, John (7 March 2009). "Take That star Jason Orange says it's his turn now to Shine". Daily Record. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  9. ^ O'Mance, Brad (24 September 2014). "Jason Orange has left Take Thatpublisher=Popjustice". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jason Orange is Shameless".   (subscription required)


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