Emma Stansfield

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Emma Stansfield
Born (1978-01-07) 7 January 1978 (age 43)
Television Coronation Street (2005–2006)

Emma Stansfield (born Emma Thompson on 7 January 1978 in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales) [1] 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. [2]

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. [3]

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. [4]

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  1. "Emma pulls it off!". South Wales Argus. 24 April 2002. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
  2. "Corrie's Ronnie on the run". Manchester Evening News. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
  3. "Hughie Green, Most Sincerely". BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
  4. Martin, Josh (May 7, 2020). "Sleaford Mods share video for 'Second', featuring 'Game of Thrones" Kate Dickie". NME. Retrieved May 18, 2020.