Emily Joyce

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Emily Joyce
Born (1969-04-12) 12 April 1969 (age 46)
Woolwich, London, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Children 2

Emily Sian Joyce (born 12 April 1969) is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Joyce is the youngest of three sisters, all of whom are in the entertainment business in the UK. Their mother loved the theatre and took the three girls to shows constantly. Joyce decided to join the National Youth Theatre at the age of fifteen and worked for Vogue magazine for sustenance during this time before going to train at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS). At the age of seventeen she formed, and was the lead singer, in the band In Spite of All That. Including the time in drama school, Joyce spent three years as a part of this band.


After drama school, Joyce joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her first television role was in the ITV drama Cracker, where she played the murderess in a 1995 episode. She also starred in another ITV1 drama series, Grafters, in 1999 and in 2003 played the part of DC Havers's new boss in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

Joyce appeared in the British comedy series My Hero. She played the character of Janet Dawkins, opposite superhero Thermoman, originally played by Ardal O'Hanlon and followed by James Dreyfus.

In 2003 she appeared in series 2 episode 6 of Ultimate Force, playing the part of Nicky Strong.

In 2007, she appeared in the light-hearted drama Hotel Babylon, playing the part of Estelle. She also played Kate in the comedy drama Little Devil.

In the first half of 2008, she appeared in Happy Now?, a new play by Lucinda Coxon at the National Theatre, London.

Also in 2008, she appeared in the six-part BBC comedy drama series Mutual Friends as Martin's (Marc Warren) boss Sarah Fletcher.

In 2010, Joyce played the part of Dr Sandra Fleming in Universal Soldier: Regeneration. In the same year she appeared as the Prime Minister's special policy advisor, Claire Sutton, in Antony Jay's and Jonathan Lynn's stage version of Yes, Prime Minister, which premiered at the Chichester Festival in May 2010 and moved to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End in September 2010. In 2011, Joyce appeared in Series 7, Episode 19 of the BBC school-based drama Waterloo Road as local superstar DJ Viv O'Donnell. In 2013, Joyce appeared in an episode Down Among the Fearful of the ITV drama Lewis as Jane Grace. In 2011, Joyce starred in the one off BBC Christmas show, Lapland.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Joyce is the mother of two sons, both born in Lambeth, London: Gabriel Ace (born 2000) and Bailey Jem (born 2003).[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Woodlanders Libby
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets Palace Guide
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration Dr. Sandra Flemming
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Cracker Janice 2 episodes: "True Romance: Parts 1 & 2"
1997 Jane Eyre Miss Temple Television film
Wycliffe Morna Petheric 1 episode: "Seen a Ghost"
Casualty Lorraine Parker 1 episode: "What Friends Are For"
1998 In Exile Ellen 7 episodes
Grafters Laura 8 episodes
1999 Trial by Fire WDC. Scott Television film
2000 Hero of the Hour Sylvie Television film
2000–2006 My Hero Janet Dawkins 51 episodes; main role
2001 Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty Janet Dawkins
The Glass Emma Rice 6 episodes; mini-series
Midsomer Murders Bernadette Sullivan 1 episode: "A Worm in the Bud"
2003 Messiah 2: Vengeance is Mine Anna Marchent 2 episodes; mini-series
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Emily Barlow 1 episode: "Deception of the Mind"
Ultimate Force Nicky Strong 1 episode: "Dead Is Forever"
2006 Doctor Who Alien (voice) 1 episode: "The Girl in the Fireplace"
Dalziel and Pascoe Natalie Lawson 2 episodes: "Fallen Angel: Parts 1 & 2"
2007 Hotel Babylon Estelle 1 episode: #2.4
Little Devil Katie Bishop 3 episodes: #1.1, #1.2 & 1.3
2008 Fairy Tales Joyce Fletcher 1 episode: "Rapunzel"
Mutual Friends Sarah 6 episodes
2009 My Almost Famous Family Jill 9 episodes
2010 Silent Witness Muriel 2 episodes: "Voids: Parts 1 & 2"
Doctors Diana Hardcastle 1 episode: "Mother's Help"
The Bill Jane Wallace 1 episode: "Deadly Consequences"
2011 Holby City Kate Cahill 3 episodes: "One of Those Days", "Broken" & "PS Elliot"
Waterloo Road Viv O'Donnell 1 episode: Series 7 Episode 19
Lapland Miranda "Lapland"
2013 Lewis Jane Grace 2 episodes: "Down Among the Fearful: Part 1", "Down Among the Fearful: Part 2"
2013 New Tricks Daniella Yates 1 episode: "Wild Justice"


  1. ^ "Lapland - Christmas Special". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Marriages and Births England and Wales 1984-2006

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