Emily Beecham

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Emily Beecham
Born 1984 (age 30–31)
Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Emily Beecham (born Manchester, England in 1984) is an English film, television and stage actress. She is best known for her roles in The Street and The Village. In 2011 she received Best Actress award at London Independent Film Festival.[1]

Early life[edit]

Beecham was born in Manchester to an English pilot, and his American wife (from Arizona). She's a citizen of both countries.

In 2003, Beecham enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating in 2006.


In her final year at LAMDA, Beecham started accepting professional acting opportunities, with her first appearance occurring in thriller Bon Voyage and in the supernatural TV series Afterlife. The following month saw the premiere of her first feature, Bon Voyage, receiving positive notices following its October debut on ITV, the made-for-TV film won the Golden Nymph award at the June 2007 Monte Carlo Television Festival.

In mid-2007, she was chosen by director Jan Dunn for the leading ingenue role in her independently produced feature, The Calling. The production received favourable, negative and mixed reviews, one of which, in the online publication, TVbomb, commented that "Newcomer Emily Beecham plays a young woman determined to take the veil and holds her own well against such stalwarts as Brenda Blethyn and Susannah York".[2] In highlighting the impression made by the film's young star, film columnist Hannah McGill, who served as the Edinburgh Festival's artistic director from 2006 to 2010, decided that she should be one of the recipients of the coveted Skillset Trailblazer Award.

In the latter part of the year, Beecham gave her first professional stage performance in Ian McHugh's debut play, How to Curse, directed at the Bush Theatre in West London's Shepherd's Bush by the theatre's artistic director Josie Rourke.

Beecham has subsequently appeared in numerous television programmes, including Miss Marple, Tess of The D'Urbervilles and The Street. Beecham was also listed by Nylon magazine's "Young Hollywood" issue as one of 55 "Faces of the Future", with the photograph captioned "Young Hollywood London".[3] At the time, John Rankin, Esquire magazine's veteran glamour photographer was quoted as stating that she has "that something special, that thing you just feel about someone ... she's one of the most exciting actresses out there."

In 2013 she starred in The Village as Caro Allingham.

She is currently appearing in the AMC martial arts drama series Into the Badlands as The Widow.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 28 Weeks Later Karen
Rise of the Footsoldier Kelly
God's Wounds Poppy Short film
2009 The Wednesday Matinee Club The Wednesday Matinee Club Short film
The Calling Joanna
2010 Basement Pru
2012 Art Is... Lulu
Animal Charm Jezebel Short film
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Afterlife Sash Season 2, 1 episode
Bon Voyage Rachel Aldred TV movie
2007 The Innocence Project Rachel 1 episode
Party Animals Vienna Lurie 1 episode
New Tricks Laura Small 1 episode
The Bill Angela Myatt 1 episode
Agatha Christie's Marple Elvira Blake TV movie
2008 Lewis Nell Buckley 1 episode
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Retty Priddle 2 episodes
2009 Unforgiven Lucy Belcome 3 episodes
The Street Gemma 2 episodes
Merlin Emmyria 1 episode
2010 Pulse Stella Hamilton TV movie
Silent Witness Anna Flannery 2 episodes
2011 The Runaway Caroline Dixon 2 episodes
2012 Case Sensitive Mary Trelease 2 episodes
Damages Rutger's Daughter 1 episode
The Fear Janey Beckett 3 episodes
2013 Blandings Miss Younghusband 1 episode
The Village Caro Allingham 6 episodes
The Thirteenth Tale Isabelle Angelfield TV film
2014 The Musketeers Adele Besset 1 episode
2015 Into the Badlands The Widow Main role


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