Jemma Walker

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Jemma Walker
Born Essex, England
Years active 1998-present

Jemma Walker is an English actress, known for portraying Siobhan Jones Callan in Family Affairs and Sasha Perkins in EastEnders.

Background[edit]

Born in Essex,[1] Walker was a dancer until the age of sixteen.[2] She studied for a Drama BTEC at Barking College, and went on to train at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick.[2]

Career[edit]

Walker played barmaid Siobhan Jones Callan in Family Affairs for four years,[2] before joining EastEnders as former escort Sasha Perkins. Discussing the two roles, she said:

"In Family Affairs, my character...was down and victimised, and trying to kill herself, so after four years of misery it was a lovely chance to play a lighter character. There were moments where it wasn't all hunky dory, but at the time there were lots of depressing and meaningful storylines going on, so it was nice to offer some light relief!"[3]

On television, Walker has also appeared in episodes of The Bill, Doctors, Hotel Babylon and Jonathan Creek. Her film credits include EMR (2004) and Love's Kitchen (2010).

Jemma has recently been playing the character of Mollie, a guesthouse owner, in the first UK tour of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. (2012)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Family Affairs Siobhan Jones Callan (1998–2002) Soap opera
2003 The Bill Ella Grey
- Episode 076 (2003)
Police drama
EastEnders Sasha Perkins (2003–2005) Soap opera
2004 EMR Tracey Feature film
2007 Doctors Ilena Leeson
- Pleasure Island (2007)
Comedy drama
2008 Hotel Babylon Lindsay Barnes
- Episode 3.2 (2008)
TV series
2009 Jonathan Creek Candy Mountains
- The Grinning Man (2009)
TV series
2010 Love's Kitchen Gemma Feature film
2012 Casualty Sheila Farrady Guest Appearance
2012 Bad Education (British TV series) Chantelles' Mum TV series

Vexed (TV series) Davina Hall 2012

Theatre[edit]

  • Ladies' Day, Hull Truck Theatre, October 2006 (playing Shelley)[4]
  • Ladies Down Under, Hull Truck Theatre, April - May 2007 (playing Shelley)[4]
  • Market Boy, Olivier Theatre, June - August 2006, (playing Most Beautiful Girl in Romford)[4]
  • The Mousetrap - 60th Anniversary Tour - 2012 & 2013
  • "The Graft" Theatre Royal Stratford East 2011

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