Amelia Bullmore

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Amelia Bullmore
Born (1964-01-31) 31 January 1964 (age 52)
Chelsea, London, England
Occupation Actress, writer
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Paul Higgins
Children 2

Amelia Bullmore (born 31 January 1964) is an English actress and writer. She started working as an actor but turned to writing in 1995. Her writing credits include episodes for This Life, Attachments, Black Cab, and Scott & Bailey.

Early life[edit]

Bullmore was born in Chelsea, London.[1] She studied drama at Manchester University.[1][2]


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 Steph Barnes in Coronation Street. She appeared as Sonja, the Ukrainian girlfriend of the title character in the second series of the comedy series I'm Alan Partridge. She also appeared on BBC Radio 4's phone-in spoof Down the Line.

In 2011 and 2012 Bullmore appeared in a series of Direct Line Insurance adverts playing an eccentric customer. She is currently co-starring in the crime drama Scott & Bailey. She also wrote several episodes of Scott & Bailey, including the 2014 2-part season finale, where her character, a Detective Chief Inspector, tries to cope with her alcoholism.

In 2013 Bullmore wrote a second play, Di and Viv and Rose, which was staged at Hampstead Theatre.[3] The play was eventually transferred to the West End in early 2015, where it ran at the Vaudeville Theatre before closing in March.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Bullmore is married to Scottish actor Paul Higgins, whom she met while they were performing A View from the Bridge in Manchester in 1992.[5] The couple have two daughters, Mary and Flora.[1]


Acting credits[edit]

Writing credits[edit]



  1. ^ a b c Calkin, Jessamy (2 October 2014). "Scott and Bailey's Amelia Bullmore on acting, baking and her love of Bananagrams". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 October 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "telegraph" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "telegraph" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Gilbey, Ryan (15 January 2015). "Amelia Bullmore: ‘I love choppy waters'". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Masters, Tim (13 February 2013). "Amelia Bullmore explores female friendship in Di and Viv and Rose". BBC News. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Editorial Staff (20 February 2015). "Di and Viv and Rose announces early closure". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Wylie, Ian (29 June 2011). "Back ‘home’ – former Coronation Street star Amelia Bullmore turned Scott & Bailey cop". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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