Anna Gilthorpe

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Anna Gilthorpe (born 4 February 1984) is an English actress from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne best known for playing Gemma Collinge, who "wants to be famous and hounded by the world’s press by the time she turns 21", in the BBC Three sitcom The Gemma Factor.[1][2] She is on screen alongside Claire King, Angus Barnett, Ross Adams and Gwyneth Powell in the sitcom, which is written by Tony Pitts.[3][4]

Gilthorpe grew up in Gosforth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and went to Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School.[2] She joined the National Youth Music Theatre and, after leaving school, studied musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.[2] She made appearances at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle and Pimlico Opera, and in a production of Mack & Mabel and an episode of Holby City, before being offered the leading role of Gemma in The Gemma Factor.[2][5] She has also appeared in Doctors and Holby City.[6]


  1. ^ Matthewman, Scott (9 March 2010). "The Gemma Factor: The Stage Podcast #55". The Stage. England. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Whetstone, David (9 March 2010). "Teen dream gives Anna a starring role". The Journal. England. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  3. ^ Staff Copy (11 March 2010). "New comedy series that that local factor". Hebden Bridge Times. England. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  4. ^ Gallagher, Simon (21 March 2010). "A Rising UK TV Star: Simon interviews The Gemma Factor's Anna Gilthorpe". Obsessed with Film. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  5. ^ Dean, Sarah (8 March 2010). "Newcomer Anna Gilthorpe on BBC Three sitcom Gemma Factor". AOL Television. Archived from the original on 12 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Anna Gilthorpe". Linkedin. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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