Emily Woof

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Emily Woof
Born 1967 (age 48–49)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Alma mater Oxford University
Occupation Actor and author
Parent(s) Dr Robert Woof

Emily Woof (born 1967) is an English actress and author, best known for film and TV roles including Nancy in Oliver Twist (1999 miniseries), The Full Monty, The Woodlanders, Velvet Goldmine, Wondrous Oblivion, Silent Cry and The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse.

Her father was Wordsworth Trust Director Dr. Robert Woof.

Biography[edit]

Raised in Newcastle upon Tyne in the 70s and 80s, Woof went on to study at Oxford University.[1] Her first stage work was a trilogy of one-man plays: Sex, Sex 2, and Sex 3.[2] Sections of these plays were written to be performed on a trapeze, which Woof had trained to use in Bristol after completing her degree.[3]

Parts in The Full Monty (1997), Photographing Fairies (1997), Velvet Goldmine (1998) and The Woodlanders (1998) established Emily Woof as one of Britain's leading young actresses.[2]

She has also appeared in several television roles, ranging from period dramas (Middlemarch; Oliver Twist) to contemporary drams (Killer Net) and comedy (The Ronni Ancona Show).[4]

Author[edit]

For theatre she has written the Sex, Sex II, Sex III, and Revolver.[citation needed] For radio, Pianoman, Baby Love, and Home to The Black Sea. She has written and directed two short films, Between The Wars, and Meeting Helen.[citation needed]

Her first novel, The Whole Wide Beauty (ISBN 9780571253999), was published in May 2010 by Faber & Faber.[5] Her second novel "The Lightning Tree" published by Faber, March 2015

She has two children and lives in North London.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1997
The Full Monty Mandy Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Photographing Fairies Linda
The Woodlanders Grace Melbury
1998
Velvet Goldmine Shannon
1999
This Year's Love Alice
Fast Food Letitia
Passion Karen Holten
2000
Pandaemonium Dorothy Wordsworth
2002
Silent Cry Rachel Stewart
2003
Wondrous Oblivion Ruth Wiseman
2004
School for Seduction Kelly
2005
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Lindsay
Television
Year Film Role Notes
1994
Middlemarch Lydgate's Maid 3 episodes
1995
Casualty WDC Dawn Morris Season 10, Episode 7 - "Turning Point"
1997
New Voices Jane Episode: "Dance for a Stranger"
1998
Killer Net Susie Miniseries - 4 episodes
1999–2000
Oliver Twist Nancy Miniseries - 3 episodes
1999–2000
Daylight Robbery Paula Sullivan 2 Miniseries - 8 episodes
2005
Nova Lise Meitner Season 33, Episode 3 "Einstein’s Big Idea"
Ian Fleming: Bondmaker Ann Fleming BBC docudrama
2006
The True Voice of Rape N/A Short television film
Born Equal Sandra Television film
Midsomer Murders Janet Bailey Season 10, Episode 2 "The Animal Within"
2007
Ronni Ancona & Co. Various roles Season 1, Episode 2
2009
Agatha Christie's Marple Rowena Waddy Season 3, Episode 4 - "Nemesis"
2012
Vera Janice Ronson Season 2, Episode 1 - "The Ghost Position
2013
Jo Olivia Roquin Season 1, Episode 5 - "Place Vendôme"
2014
The Smoke Nina 2 episodes
2015
Inspector George Gently Tina Hall Season 7, Episode 1 - "Gently with the Women"
Additional credits
  • Going Going... as Anna (2000 short film - actor and writer)
  • Between the Wars (2002 short film - director)
  • Meeting Helen ... as Helen (2007 short film - actor, writer and director)

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