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|Born||1984 (age 31–32)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Emily Beecham (born May 1984) is an English-American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the television series The Street and The Village. In 2011, she received Best Actress award at the London Independent Film Festival.
Beecham was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, the daughter of an English pilot and his American wife, who was from Arizona. She is a citizen of both countries. In 2003, she 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 film, Bon Voyage, receiving positive notices following its October debut on ITV. It 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 role in her independent film The Calling. The film received mixed reviews, one of which 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". In highlighting the impression made by Beecham, 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. That same year, Beecham gave her first professional stage performance in Ian McHugh's debut play, How to Curse, at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd's Bush, London, directed by the theatre's artistic director Josie Rourke.
Beecham has appeared in numerous television series, including Miss Marple, Tess of The D'Urbervilles, and The Street. She was listed by Nylon magazine's "Young Hollywood" issue as one of 55 "Faces of the Future", with the photograph captioned "Young Hollywood London". 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".
|2006||Bon Voyage||Rachel Aldred||Television film|
|2007||28 Weeks Later||Karen|
|2007||Rise of the Footsoldier||Kelly|
|2007||Agatha Christie's Marple||Elvira Blake||Television film|
|2010||Pulse||Stella Hamilton||Television film|
|2013||The Thirteenth Tale||Isabelle Angelfield||Television film|
|2007||The Innocence Project||Rachel||1 episode|
|2007||Party Animals||Vienna Lurie||1 episode|
|2007||New Tricks||Laura Small||1 episode|
|2007||The Bill||Angela Myatt||1 episode|
|2008||Lewis||Nell Buckley||1 episode|
|2008||Tess of the D'Urbervilles||Retty Priddle||2 episodes|
|2009||Unforgiven||Lucy Belcome||3 episodes|
|2009||The Street||Gemma||2 episodes|
|2010||Silent Witness||Anna Flannery||2 episodes|
|2011||The Runaway||Caroline Dixon||2 episodes|
|2012||Case Sensitive||Mary Trelease||2 episodes|
|2012||Damages||Rutger's Daughter||1 episode|
|2012||The Fear||Janey Beckett||3 episodes|
|2013||Blandings||Miss Younghusband||1 episode|
|2013||The Village||Caro Allingham||6 episodes|
|2014||The Musketeers||Adele Besset||1 episode|
|2015–present||Into the Badlands||The Widow||6 episodes|