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Camilla Joy Cynthia Power|
13 November 1976
Camilla Joy Cynthia Power (born 13 November 1976) is an Irish-born English actress. She portrayed Jill Pole in BBC's TV adaptation of the book The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis, and in adult life she played teacher Lorna Dickey in BBC One serial Waterloo Road.
Background and early life
Power was born in Cork, Ireland and is a distant cousin of Irish actor Tyrone Power. Power's great-grandfather was Sir John Power, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon before the Second World War. Power started acting from an early age; her very first TV appearance was on a chicken nuggets advertisement.
Her early TV appearances included parts in "The Silver Chair" as Jill Pole (1990), Bonjour La Classe (1993) and Moonacre (1993) for the BBC, a part which involved horse-riding. Other early roles included The Manageress for Channel 4 (1990).
She made her stage debut in the theatrical adaptation of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the National Theatre in 1998. Her voice was featured in the English dubbed version of Alice. She was a regular cast member on Yorkshire Television soap Emmerdale as Jessica McAllister for two years. She also had roles in the television drama series Murder in Mind and The Brief.
In 2006, she appeared in the BBC drama Waterloo Road as English teacher Lorna Dickey and returned for the second series in 2007, until her character committed suicide having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
|1988||Soft Soaps||TV movie|
|A Summer Story||Sabina Halliday|
|1989||Not the End of the World||Ellen||TV movie|
|1993-5||Emmerdale||Jessica McAllister||soap opera|
|1996||The Treasure Seekers||Dora||TV movie|
|1998||The Echo||Lisa||TV movie|
|2000||The Calling||Lynette Peterson||A straight-to-video movie|
|2002||Sparkhouse||Becky Lawton||TV movie|
|2003||Byron||Lady Caroline Lamb||Two-part BBC TV film|
|2005||The Brief||Millie Marsh||TV series|
|2006||Waterloo Road||Lorna Dickey||TV series|
|2008||Torchwood||Pearl||Episode 2.10: From Out of the Rain|
|2011||Doctors||Elsa Atherton||TV series|
|2012||Whitechapel||DI Mina Norroy||TV series|
|2013||Father Brown||Dominique Baxter||TV series: Episode 5 "The Eye of Apollo"|
|2016||Black Mirror||Sandra||Episode: "Shut Up and Dance"|
- Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 2003, vol. 3, pg 3198
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