Emma Walton Hamilton

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Emma Walton-Hamilton
Born Emma Katherine Walton
(1962-11-27) 27 November 1962 (age 51)
London, England, UK
Nationality British
Other names Emma Walton-Hamilton (pen name)
Occupation

Children’s author
Editor
Actress
Educator and Arts and Literacy advocate

Artistic director
Spouse(s) Steve Hamilton
Children Sam Hamilton
Hope Hamilton
Parents Julie Andrews
Tony Walton (biological)
Blake Edwards (stepfather)
Website
http://www.emmawaltonhamilton.com/

Emma Walton-Hamilton (born Emma Katherine Walton, 27 November 1962) is an actress and an author of children's books. She currently works as an instructor for the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.

Early and personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of actress and singer Julie Andrews and set and costume designer Tony Walton. Her godmothers are actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and prima ballerina, Svetlana Beriosova; her godfather is Vic Oliver. Walton-Hamilton attended UCLA Lab School, according to her mother.

She is married to Steve Hamilton, and the couple have two children: Sam (born 18 October 1996) and Hope (born 17 August 2003).

Career[edit]

She briefly appeared as a child in Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain (1966), sitting on Hitchcock's knee in his trademark cameo appearance (her mother had a leading role in the film).

She has published over 23 books with her mother including The Very Fairy Princess and Dumpy the Dumptruck. In 2011, their Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Her father has illustrated several books written by the mother-daughter duo. Her stepfather was director Blake Edwards, who was married to her mother from 1969 until his death in 2010.

She is the co-founder of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York. She was the theatre`s Co-Artistic Director and Director of Education and Programming for Young Audiences

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther Angry Hooker As Emma Walton
1984 Micki + Maude Maude's Nurse As Emma Walton
1986 A Fine Mess First Extra As Emma Walton
That's Life! Kate Fairchild As Emma Walton
1987 Blind Date Muggette #1 As Emma Walton
1991 Switch Fur Protestor As Emma Walton
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Bill Natasha's Sister As Emma Walton
1 Episode: "Old Friends"
1995 Great Performances Herself As Emma Walton
1 Episode: "Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway"
2012 Today Herself - Guest As Emma Walton
1 Episode: "Episode dated 4 October 2012"
2007-2012 Rachael Ray Herself 4 Episodes:
  • "A Dame of a Mystery Taster" (2007), as Emma Walton
  • "Episode #4.39" (2009), as Emma Walton
  • "Julie Andrews & Nick Cannon" (2011)
  • "Julie Andrews and Holiday Decorating" (2012)

Publications[edit]

  • Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother to Child - 2007
  • Simeon's Gift - 2006
  • The Great American Mousical - 2006
  • Dumpy's Extra Busy Day - 2006
  • Dumpy's Valentine - 2006
  • Dumpy's Happy Holiday - 2005
  • Dumpy's Hound of Honor - 2005
  • Dumpy to the Rescue - 2004
  • Dumpy's Apple Shop - 2004
  • Dumpy and the Firefighters - 2003
  • Dumpy and the Big Storm - 2002
  • Dumpy Saves Christmas - 2001
  • Dumpy and his Pals - 2001
  • Dumpy at School - 2000
  • Dumpy and the Dumptruck - 2000

Awards[edit]

  • Three Time #1 Bestseller
  • Parents Choice Gold Medal
  • Living Now Silver Medal
  • IPPY Book Awards Silver Medal
  • Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album for Children

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