- Emma Williams (actress)
Emma Williams (born
20 May 1983in Halifax, West Yorkshire) is a British actress. After studying at the Stage84stage school in Bingley, West Yorkshire, she has had a successful career in both TV, film and on stage.
TV & Film
Williams has starred in various TV shows including "Heartbeat", "Where the Heart Is", "Marple" and the film "
The Parole Officer". Her most recent performance was in the BBC's adaptation of "Bleak House". She has also recorded an episode for the BBC's "Doctors".
Williams has starred in "", "
Promises, Promises" and starred as the female lead in the premiere of " Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll". Williams starred as Truly Scrumptiousin the launch cast of the West End production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at the London Palladium[ [http://www.chittythemusical.co.uk/show/castandcreative-1stcast.htm Cast and Creative ] ] , where she was the youngest ever female lead on the West End and won an award for the Most Promising Newcomer.
According to the British tabloid newspaper the "
Sunday Mirror", Williams was signed to play Maria von Trappunder a 6 month contract. However, the winner of the BBC realityTV show " How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" would still get a 6 month contract and perform 4 of the shows a week. [ [http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=17635333&method=full&siteid=62484&headline=exclusive--pro-singer-emma-lined-up-for-maria-despite-hunt-name_page.html Exclusive: Pro Singer Emma Lined Up For Maria Despite Hunt - Sunday Mirror ] ] On the 22 September, 2006, Williams in a joint statement with Andrew Lloyd Webberpulled out of "The Sound of Music", by mutual agreement. [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=406396&in_page_id=1773 Maria..we have a problem | the Daily Mail ] ]
Stage roles include; Truly Scrumptious (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Scarlett Rhodes (Playing for Reward), Emma and Kelly (workshop of Country Music), Julie Waller (workshop of Come Dancing), Betty Schaeffer (Sunset Boulevard), Shelley Parker (Bat Boy), Ellie Brookes (workshop and production of Sex, Chips and Rock 'n' Roll), Fran Kubelik (Promises, Promises), Maria (workshops of The Sound of Music), Chipo the Flamingo (recording of Bush Tales), Female (workshop of Damon Albarn musical), Kat in Tomorrow Morning (new British musical by composer/lyricist Laurence Mark Wythe; at the New End Theatre London), Susan (workshops of
Desperately Seeking Susanand the original London cast at the Novello Theatrefrom October 2007), Christine Keeler (A Model Girl), Faith (The Lucky Man), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Jenny (Love Story premiere workshops)
TV and film roles include; Susie Cope and Lucy (Heartbeat series 7 and 10), Kelly Armitage (Where the Heart Is), Justine Clancy (FourFathers), Kirsty (The Parole Officer), Ruby Keene (Miss Marple - The Body in the Library), Rosa Cartwright (Bleak House), Sally Winters (Doctors).
She has also appeared in several concerts and recordings.
Emma recently appeared as Johanna in Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall with Bryn Terfel, and at London's Novello Theatre as Susan in the world premiere of "Desperately Seeking Susan".
Following a successful interview for [http://www.musicaltalk.co.uk MusicalTalk] , Emma has now entered the podcast as a presenter. Her premiere presenting episode was [http://www.musicaltalk.co.uk/episodes_0030.html Episode 30: Emma Williams, BatBoy, The King and...me]
* "Bleak House" - Rosa
* "Miss Marple - The Body in the Library" - Ruby Keene
The Parole Officer" - Kirsty
* "Heartbeat" - Susie Cope/Lucy
Four Fathers" - Justine Clancy
* "Where The Heart Is" - Kelly Armitage
* "Doctors" - Sally Winters
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