Bullmore was a finalist for the Dennis Potter Award in 2000 for her 90-minute drama entitled The Middle. Her first stage play, Mammals was the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and was shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. From 1990 until 1995 she played the role of Steph Barnes in Coronation Street. She appeared as 'Sonja', the Ukrainian girlfriend of the protagonist in the comedy I'm Alan Partridge. She also recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's phone-in spoof Down the Line.