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Emma Stansfield (born Emma Thompson on 7 January 1978 in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales)is a Welsh actress.
Born Emma Thompson, her parents Colin and Gill Thompson trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and run an amateur dramatics society in Monmouth, Wales. Brought up in Much Birch, England and wanting to act from aged three, aged 12 she took the lead role of Oliver Twist in Monmouth Comprehensive School's production of Oliver! At Hereford Sixth Form College she continued her acting career by taking on the role of Cherry Barnum in their production of " Barnum."
In the week after graduating herself from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, she took the name Emma Stansfield under Equity rules (as actress Emma Thompson had already registered the name), and landed a role in the teenage play Sparkleshark . Stansfield guest starred in the television series Holby City and The Royal , and then made her West End Theatre debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Daisy Pulls It Off .
Although having extensive theatre credits, Stansfield is most well known for her role of Veronica 'Ronnie' Clayton in the soap opera, Coronation Street from 2005, leaving in 2006.
In 2007 she played prostitute Esther Davies in the BBC's adaptation of Fanny Hill , and in April 2008 she portrayed Elaine Yates, wife of Jess Yates and mother of Paula Yates, in the BBC "Curse of Comedy" series episode, Hughie Green, Most Sincerely.
In 2008 she starred as an English nurse called Louise in the Irish drama Whistleblower , documenting the defrocking of Michael Neary, and screened in August. In 2010 she played Belinda in the BBC television pilot Reunited . She also guest starred in the fourth season of Showtime's show The Tudors as the Protestant martyr Anne Askew.
In 2011 she appeared in a small role in Series 5 of Skins . In 2013 she played Audrey Gulliver in Privates .
In 2020 Kate Dickie and she appeared in Sleaford Mods' video for the previously unreleased song Second.
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Paula Elizabeth Yates was a British television presenter and writer. Yates is best known for her work on two television programmes, The Tube and The Big Breakfast. She was the girlfriend of musician Bob Geldof from 1976 to 1986 and was married to him from 1986 to 1996. She was also in a relationship with musician Michael Hutchence from the mid-1990s until Hutchence's death in 1997. Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000.
Hugh Hughes Green was an English radio and television presenter, game show host and actor.
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Miss Austen Regrets is a 2007 BBC drama film directed by Jeremy Lovering and written by Gwyneth Hughes. It stars Olivia Williams as Jane Austen, with Imogen Poots, Greta Scacchi, Hugh Bonneville, Adrian Edmondson and Jack Huston. It was first aired on 21 August 2007 in the U.K. and on 3 February 2008 in the U.S. by PBS Masterpiece drama anthology television series as part of The Complete Jane Austen, the United States version of The Jane Austen Season.
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