Emma Fielding

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Emma Fielding
Born (1970-07-10) 10 July 1970 (age 51)[1][2]

Emma Georgina Annalies Fielding (born 10 July 1970 in Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actress.[1][2]


The daughter of a British Army officer, Colonel Johnny Fielding, and Sheila Fielding, she was raised Catholic and some of her childhood in Malaysia and Nigeria, and a period in Malvern.[3][4] While studying at the Berkhamsted Collegiate boarding school,[5] she won a place at Robinson College, Cambridge[6] to study law, after spending a gap year which included five months in a West Bank kibbutz picking watermelons,[7] and as an usherette at the Oxford Apollo; before embarking on the study of acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[8]

After graduation she worked for the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, coming to the attention of critics in 1993's RSC production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, in which she created the role of Thomasina,[9] and then most notably in John Ford's The Broken Heart for which she won the Dame Peggy Ashcroft Award for Best Actress.[citation needed] Also in 1993, she was Agnes in The School for Wives at the Almeida Theatre, for which she won the Ian Charleson Award.[10] She made her Broadway theatre debut in 2003 in Noël Coward's Private Lives.[11] She has also appeared in numerous radio plays for the BBC, including playing Esme in Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, a role she also played in the West End. More recently, she appeared in the BBC TV mini-series Cranford.

In 2009, she appeared as Daisy alongside Timothy West in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of John Mortimer's Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders. She has also appeared in the crime drama Death in Paradise playing the part of Astrid Knight. (Season 1, Episode 4). In 2014, she appeared in another crime drama DCI Banks (Series 3, Episodes 17 & 18).

In 2018, Fielding appeared in EastEnders as Ted Murray's (Christopher Timothy) daughter.

In November 2018, she provided the voice for the alien Kisar in the Doctor Who episode "Demons of the Punjab".

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Film Role Notes
1992 Tell Tale Hearts Becky Wilson TV (3 episodes)
Screenplay Mary Shelley TV (1 episode: "Dread Poets' Society")
1993 Agatha Christie's Poirot Ruth Chevenix TV (1 episode: "Dead Man's Mirror")
Performance Joan Clareville TV (1 episode: "The Maitlands")
1996 Kavanagh QC Caroline Wicks TV (1 episode: "Job Satisfaction")
1997 Drovers' Gold Elizabeth Watkins TV miniseries
A Dance to the Music of Time Isobel TV miniseries (2 episodes)
1998 The Scarlet Tunic Frances Groves Film
A Respectable Trade Frances Scott Cole TV miniseries (2 episodes)
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries Eleanor Bing TV (1 episode: "Speedy Death")
The Life of Confucius Mother TV
1999‒2001 Big Bad World Beatrice Dempsey TV (7 episodes)
1999 Horizon Mrs. Lack TV (1 episode: "Wings of Angels")
2000 Pandaemonium Mary Wordsworth Film
Other People's Children Josie TV (1 episode)
Exposure Bridget, TV director Short film
2001 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Helen Clyde TV (1 episode: "A Great Deliverance")
The Discovery of Heaven Helga Film
The Green-Eyed Monster Marni McGuire TV film
2002 Shooters D/I Sarah Pryce Film
The Gist Harriet Gould TV film
Nova Emily Shackleton (voice) TV (1 episode: "Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance")
Birthday Girl Tracey Jones TV film
2003 My Uncle Silas Hermione TV (1 episode: "A Funny Thing")
Unscrew Judy Short film
The Ancient Forests Mother Short film
2004 Waking the Dead Dr. Greta Simpson TV (2 episodes: "The Hardest Word: Parts 1 & 2")
2005 The Government Inspector Susan Watts TV film
Beneath the Skin Jennifer Hintlesham TV film
The Ghost Squad D/Supt. Carole McKay TV miniseries (7 episodes)
2007 Fallen Angel Janet Byfield TV miniseries (1 episode: "The Office of the Dead")
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors Queen Curtana (English version, voice) Video game
2007 & 2009 Cranford Miss Galindo TV (7 episodes)
2008 The Other Man Gail Film
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Various voices Video game
2010 Midsomer Murders Faith Kent TV (1 episode: "The Silent Land")
2011 Kidnap and Ransom Naomi Shaffer TV (3 episodes)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Mary Kent TV (1 episode: "The Murder at Road Hill House")
Death in Paradise Astrid Knight TV (1 episode: "Missing a Body?")
The Great Ghost Rescue Mabel Film
2012 Fast Girls Ellie Temple Film
Twenty8k Jean Weaver Film
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Additional voices Video game
2014 Father Brown Ada Gerard TV (1 episode: "The Prize of Colonel Gerard")
DCI Banks Liz Forbes TV (2 episodes: "Piece of My Heart: Parts 1 & 2")
Inspector George Gently Agnes Webb TV (1 episode: "Blue for Bluebird")
Silk Elizabeth Buchan TV (1 episode)
New Tricks Caroline Tate TV (1 episode "Breadcrumbs")
The Game Valerie Parkwood TV miniseries (1 episode)
2015 Foyle's War Joyce Corrigan TV (1 episode: "Elise")
Arthur & George Charlotte Edalji TV miniseries (3 episodes)
This Is England '90 Roma TV miniseries (1 episode: "Summer")
Capital Strauss TV miniseries (1 episode)
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Jack the Ripper London Civilian (voice) Video game
The Briny Unnamed character Short film
2016 Close to the Enemy Miss Clarkson TV miniseries (5 episodes)
Dark Angel Helen Robinson TV miniseries (2 episodes)
2017 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Jain Zar (voice) Video game
2018 Silent Witness Sally Vaughan TV (2 episodes: "Moment of Surrender: Parts 1 & 2")
A Woman of No Importance Mrs. Allonby Film
EastEnders Judith Thompson TV (3 episodes)
Unforgotten Amy Hollis TV (6 episodes)
Call of Cthulhu Additional voices Video game
Doctor Who Kisar (voice) TV (1 episode: "Demons of the Punjab")
2018‒2019 Les Misérables Nicolette TV miniseries (6 episodes)
2019 Years and Years Jane Bordolino TV miniseries (1 episode)
2020 Van der Valk Julia Dahlman TV miniseries (3 episodes)


She has narrated the following for Naxos Audiobooks:

for Random House Audio:


  1. ^ a b c "Emma Fielding". BFI. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Greenstreet, Rosanna (16 February 2002). "Q & A". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  3. ^ Archived 5 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Archived 26 April 2003 at worcesternews.co.uk (Error: unknown archive URL)
  5. ^ Berkhamsted Collegiate School @ UK Schools Guide 2005 Archived 3 February 2006 at archive.today
  6. ^ The Cambridge University List of Members up to December 1991, Cambridge University Press, p. 443
  7. ^ , but abandoned it.My hols: actress Emma Fielding The Sunday Times - 10 August 2003
  8. ^ 403 Forbidden
  9. ^ Measure For Measure, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon[dead link] The Independent on Sunday - 6 May 2003
  10. ^ Fowler, Rebecca. "Triumphant first acts". Sunday Times. 13 March 1994.
  11. ^ "From the bookies to Stratford's RSC" Archived 5 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Worcestershire News - 26 April 2003

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