Anna Acton

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Anna Acton
Born (1977-01-29) 29 January 1977 (age 42)
Years active2002–present
Known forRochelle Barratt in The Bill (2005) DC Emma Summerhayes in EastEnders (2014–15)
Spouse(s)Ben Hull

Anna Acton (born 29 January 1977) is an English actress who is best known for her roles as Rochelle Barratt, the wife of a borough commander, in the ITV television series The Bill, and DC Emma Summerhayes in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.[1] Prior to appearing in The Bill, Acton played the long-suffering yet bubbly Geri Evans in the soap opera Family Affairs for three and a half years.[2]

Acton also appeared in two episodes of Doctors as Rachel Cook (April 2006) and later as Keira Chesterton (February 2008) and Hollyoaks (October 2006) as DC Mullins. In May 2007, she starred as Louise Martin in two episodes of HolbyBlue for the BBC. In August 2008 she appeared with Paul Nicholls in Harley Street (ITV) and was also seen as Dorothy in the CGI Sketch Show for BBC The Wrong Door.

From 2013 to 2015, Acton played the role of Joy in the CBeebies programme Topsy and Tim. From 21 April 2014 to 2 January 2015, she portrayed DC Emma Summerhayes, the police officer investigating Lucy Beale's (Hetti Bywater) murder, in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.[3]

In 2015–2016, Acton appeared in the BBC One medical soap Casualty as Nikki Chisom.

In 2018, she appeared in Birches, a UK-based feature based on the novel Silver Birches published in 2009 by Adrian Plass. Birches was turned into a film directed by Randall Stevens, with screenplay by Mark Freiburger. It starred Natasha Little and Todd Carty.[4][5]


  1. ^ "315: Scott confesses all". 20 May 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Ex-'Family Affairs' actress joins 'The Bill'". 28 April 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. ^ "21/04/2014, EastEnders - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. ^ "'Silver Birches' Feature Film Coming to Theaters in 2017". 19 December 2016. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Adrian and Bridget Plass Day with Film Premiere Wednesday 16th May". Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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