Amelia Bullmore

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Amelia Bullmore
Born Amelia Mary Bullmore
c. 1963/1964 (age 53–54)
Chelsea, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Scriptwriter
Playwright
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Paul Higgins
Children 2

Amelia Mary Bullmore (born c. 1963/1964 (age 53–54))[1][2] is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright.[3] She is known for her roles in Coronation Street (1990–92), I'm Alan Partridge (2002), Ashes to Ashes (2008–09), Twenty Twelve (2011–12), and Scott & Bailey (2011–14).

Bullmore began writing in 1994.[4][5] Her writing credits include episodes of This Life,[6] Attachments,[7] Black Cab,[8] and Scott & Bailey.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Bullmore was born in Chelsea, London,[1][9] to Jeremy Bullmore, an advertising executive, and Pamela Bullmore (née Green), a gardening writer.[10] She has two older brothers, one of whom is neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist Edward Bullmore and the other who is documentary filmmaker Adam Bullmore.[11]

She studied drama at Manchester University.[1][3]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Bullmore, was part of a cabaret group named Red Stockings, along with Helen Edmundson.[12] While performing at the Contact Theatre in Manchester, a casting director for Coronation Street saw her performance. Starting in 1990 when she was in her late twenties, Bullmore played Steph Barnes in Coronation Street. She was on the show for 18 months.[3][11][13] She worked and lived in Manchester for 10 years, moving to London in 1995.[11]

Bullmore appeared opposite Steve Coogan as Sonja, the Ukrainian girlfriend of Alan Partridge in the series two of the BBC2 comedy series I'm Alan Partridge.[13] She also appeared on BBC Radio 4's phone-in spoof Down the Line.[14]

From 2011 to 2014, Bullmore co-starred in the crime drama Scott & Bailey. She also wrote seven episodes of the show.[1][5]

In 2016, she starred in the second series of Happy Valley, playing jealous mistress Vicky Fleming.[15]

Writing[edit]

In 2005, Bullmore wrote her first play, Mammals, which was staged at Bush Theatre and went on to tour the UK regionally.[16][17]

In 2013, Bullmore wrote a second play, Di and Viv and Rose, which was staged at Hampstead Theatre.[18] Di and Viv and Rose is about the friendship of three women over the course of 30 years, from 1983 when they are in university to 2013.[19] The play eventually transferred to the West End in early 2015,[20] where it ran at the Vaudeville Theatre before closing in March.[21][22]

Personal life[edit]

In 1993, Bullmore married Scottish actor Paul Higgins.[13][23] They met in Manchester in 1992 while they were performing A View from the Bridge.[9] The couple have two daughters, Mary and Flora.[1]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990–1992, 1995 Coronation Street Steph Barnes 130 episodes
1993 Comedy Playhouse Beth 1 episode: "Stuck on You"
1993 Cracker Catriona Bilborough 2 episodes
1994 Woman of the Wolf Madame Plaisir TV short
1994 Faith Ros TV miniseries; 4 episodes
1996 Frontiers Caroline Poole 6 episodes
1997 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Karen Parmenter 1 episode
1997 Insiders Paula Green 1 episode
1997 Turning World Social worker 2 episodes
1997 The Bill Tracy Cooper 1 episode
1997 Mrs Dalloway Rezia Warren Smith
1997–2001 Brass Eye Various roles 3 episodes
1998–2002 Big Train[29] Various roles 7 episodes
1999 Tilly Trotter Eileen Sopwith 2 episodes
2000 Jam Various roles 6 episodes
2000 Attachments Lin 1 episode
2001 Linda Green Lucy Cooper 1 episode
2002 The Gist Freda Cooper TV movie
2002 I'm Alan Partridge Sonja 6 episodes
2002 Bookcruncher Bookshop Manageress Short
2003 Hello, Friend Friend Short
2003 State of Play Helen Prenger TV miniseries
2003 Coming Up Psychiatrist 1 episode: "The Baader Meinhoff Gang Show"
2004–2006 Donovan Evie Strauss 2 episodes
2005 Festival Micheline Menzies
2006 The Truth Candy's Mother
2006 Sorted Claire Hill 3 episodes
2006–2007 Suburban Shootout Joyce Hazeldine 11 episodes
2007 Director's Debut Tara Vaughan 1 episode
2007 Dalziel and Pascoe Frances Cunningham 2 episodes
2007 The IT Crowd Helen Buley 1 episode
2008 The Whistleblowers Helen Millard 1 episode
2008 Mrs In-Betweeny Emma TV Movie
2008 Lewis Caroline Hope 1 episode
2008–2009 Ashes to Ashes[30] Caroline Price 9 episodes
2009 Endgame Gill
2010 Bellamy's People Various roles 1 episode
2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot Judith Butler 1 episode: "Hallowe'en Party"
2010 Jo Brand's Little Crackers Helen 1 episode
2011 Shameless Mildred Fletcher 3 episodes
2011 Inspector Lewis Caroline Hope 1 episode
2011–2014 Scott & Bailey DCI Gill Murray 30 episodes
2011–2012 Twenty Twelve Kay Hope 13 episodes
2012 Sherlock Dr. Stapleton 1 episode: "The Hounds of Baskerville"
2013 Common Groound Becky TV series short; 1 episode
2013 It's Kevin Various roles 4 episodes
2014 What We Did on Our Holiday Margaret McLeod
2015 Jekyll and Hyde Renata Jezequiel 3 episodes
2016 Happy Valley Vicky Fleming 3 episodes
2016 Power Monkeys[31] Lauren 6 episodes
2016 The Crown Kathleen Sutherland 1 episode
2018 Deep State Olivia Clarke 8 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Radio / voice[edit]

Scriptwriting (TV)[edit]

  • 1997: This Life – 2 episodes: S02E10 "When the Dope Comes In," S02E11 "She's Gotta Get It"
  • 1998: Big Train – Additional Material, 6 episodes
  • 2000: Jam – 1 episode: S01E05 "Jam 5: fussfussfussfussfussfussfuss"
  • 2000: Black Cab – Ten 10-minute films (Series Devisor); 3 episodes: "Busy Body", "Marriage Guidance", "Tom & Marianne"[8]
  • 2000: Attachments – 2 episodes: S01E02 "Hot Mail," S01E07: "Plug & Play"[7]
  • 2012–2014: Scott & Bailey – 7 episodes: 2012: S02E07 "Sidelines;" 2013: S03E06 "Undermined," S03E07 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time;" 2014: S04E01 "Superficial", S04E02 "Tough Love," S04E07 "Fatal Error," S04E08 "Lost Loyalty"

Playwrighting[edit]

Radio writing[edit]

Works and publications[edit]

Plays[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • Bullmore, Amelia (written by); Davis, Julia; McQuarrie, Stuart; Rabbit, Anne; Treves, Simon; Marinker, Peter (2007). "Cash Flow" (Radio program (15 min)). From Fact to Fiction. BBC Radio 4. 
  • Bullmore, Amelia (written by); Nighy, Bill; Parkinson, Katherine; Agutter, Jenny; Baker, Sean; Peate, Mary (directed by) (2009). "The Bat Man" (Radio program (45 min)). Afternoon Drama. BBC Radio 4. 
  • Bullmore, Amellia (written by); Peate, Mary (directed by); Cunniffe, Emma; Miles, Ben (2009). "The Middle" (Radio program (1 hr)). Saturday Drama. BBC Radio 4. 
  • Bullmore, Amelia (created by, written by); Peake, Maxine (2009). "Craven" (Radio program (15 min)). 15 Minute Drama. BBC Radio 4. 
  • Bullmore, Amelia (written by); Crook, Mackenzie (2011). "Family Tree" (Radio program (45 min)). Afternoon Drama. BBC Radio 4. 
  • Bullmore, Amelia (written by) (2012). "Craven: Looking for Mr King" (Radio program (45 min)). Afternoon Drama. BBC Radio 4. 

Other writing[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Calkin, Jessamy (2 October 2014). "Scott and Bailey's Amelia Bullmore on acting, baking and her love of Bananagrams". The Telegraph. 
  2. ^ Walsh, Alyson (13 June 2016). "Creative women at work: Amelia Bullmore". That's Not My Age: The Grownup Guide to Great Style. 
  3. ^ a b c Gilbey, Ryan (15 January 2015). "Amelia Bullmore: 'I love choppy waters'". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "Amelia Bullmore". United Agents. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c Anthony, Andrew (28 April 2012). "Amelia Bullmore: 'I like to think that I don't look like those people'". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ https://writersguild.org.uk/writers-guild-awards-1996/
  7. ^ a b "Attachments". World Productions. BBC Worldwide. 2000. 
  8. ^ a b "Black Cab". World Productions. BBC Worldwide. 1999. 
  9. ^ a b c Wylie, Ian (29 June 2011). "Back 'home' – former Coronation Street star Amelia Bullmore turned Scott & Bailey cop". Manchester Evening News. 
  10. ^ Hume, Lucy, ed. (2017). "Bullmore, Prof Edward Thomas". Debrett's People of Today 2017. London, UK: Debrett's Peerage Limited. ISBN 978-1-786-84310-4. OCLC 985347513. 
  11. ^ a b c Gilbert, Gerard (4 March 2012). "Amelia Bullmore: 'My brother calls me the family pornographer'". The Independent. 
  12. ^ https://thatsnotmyage.com/lifestyle/creative-women-work-amelia-bulmore/
  13. ^ a b c "Sonja bags a partridge". The Scotsman. 9 November 2002. 
  14. ^ Cumming, Michael (2006). "Down The Line - Behind The Microphone". BBC Radio 4. 
  15. ^ Carson, Sarah (10 November 2017). "Meet the cast of Happy Valley series two". Radio Times. 
  16. ^ Billington, Michael (11 April 2005). "Mammals, Bush Theatre, London". The Guardian. 
  17. ^ Benedict, David (5 March 2006). "Mammals". Variety. 
  18. ^ Masters, Tim (13 February 2013). "Amelia Bullmore explores female friendship in Di and Viv and Rose". BBC News. 
  19. ^ Gruber, Fiona; Bullmore, Amelia (2 August 2017). "MTC Talks: Interview with Amelia Bullmore" (Audio interview). Melbourne Theatre Company. 
  20. ^ a b Billington, Michael (30 January 2015). "Di and Viv and Rose review – female friendship explored with wit". The Guardian. 
  21. ^ Bullmore, Amelia (17 January 2015). "Amelia Bullmore: How I wrote my latest play with a little help from my friends". The Independent. 
  22. ^ Editorial Staff (20 February 2015). "Di and Viv and Rose announces early closure". WhatsOnStage. 
  23. ^ "Amelia M Bullmore: England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005". 1993. 
  24. ^ "Writers' Guild Awards 1996". Writers' Guild of Great Britain. 1996. 
  25. ^ "Plays: 2000's. Mammals, Amelia Bullmore". Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. 
  26. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (25 February 2006). "Bullmore's Mammals and Kuti's Sugar Wife Share 2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize". Playbill. 
  27. ^ Gans, Andrew (21 May 2009). "59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Presented May 21". Playbill. 
  28. ^ "The List of 2018 Winners". BBC Radio 4. 2018. 
  29. ^ Gooch, Victoria (25 April 2012). "Big Train: a cult comedy that proved an early platform for top talent". The Guardian. 
  30. ^ Wylie, Ian (29 June 2011). "Scott and Bailey: Amelia Bullmore". Life of Wylie. 
  31. ^ McNally, Kevin; Bullmore, Amelia (16 June 2016). "Power Monkeys' Kevin McNally And Amelia Bullmore On EU Referendum Satire" (Video interview). Good Morning Britain. 
  32. ^ "The Red Balloon (1989)". Google Books. Retrieved 13 May 2018. 
  33. ^ Taylor, Paul (5 April 1996). "The Thickness of Skin Royal Court Upstairs, London". The Independent. 
  34. ^ Spencer, Charles (12 February 2004). "When a flawed classic becomes a must-see". The Telegraph. 
  35. ^ "The Norman Conquests". The Old Vic. 2008. 
  36. ^ Shenton, Mark (9 December 2015). "A Christmas Carol, Starring Jim Broadbent, Opens On The West End Tonight". Playbill. 
  37. ^ "Circle Mirror Transformation". HOME. 2018. 
  38. ^ McEwan, Ian (novel by); Bullmore, Amelia (read by); Hall, Christine (abridged and produced by) (7 September 2012). "Sweet Tooth (episode 5)" (Radio program (15 min)). Book at Bedtime. BBC Radio 4. 
  39. ^ Stibbe, Nina (written by); Bullmore, Amelia (reader) (11 March 2016). "Delamere's Meadow" (Radio program (15 min)). First for Radio. BBC Radio 4. 
  40. ^ Atack, Timothy X (written by); Bullmore, Amelia (14 September 2017). "The Beard" (Radio program (45 min)). First for Radio. BBC Radio 4. 

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