Suranne Jones has apparently got engaged to her boyfriend after a whirlwind romance of just six weeks.

The Crimson Field star said in April that she was single and there was no man in her life, but earlier this week was seen wearing a diamond engagement ring and receiving flowers from her friend, former Coronation Street co-star Sally Lindsay.

According to The Sun, 35-year-old Suranne’s fiance is magazine editor Laurence Akers, 45, who she is said to have met at a wedding.

Laurence is thought to have been so keen to keep the relationship low key that he has apparently been referring to his new love as Sarah in conversations with others to keep them off the scent.

In current BBC One drama The Crimson Field, Suranne plays Sister Joan Livesy, who tells colleagues she is single, but is seen wearing an engagement ring, and is later revealed to have a German fiance who she tries to reunite with during World War I.

Press Association