Emily Beecham

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Emily Beecham
BornMay 1984 (age 30)
Manchester, England
Years active2006–present
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Emily Beecham
BornMay 1984 (age 30)
Manchester, England
Years active2006–present

Emily Beecham (born Manchester, England in 1984)[1] is an English film, television and stage actress. She is best known for her roles in The Street and The Village. In 2011 she received Best Actress award at London Independent Film Festival.[2]

Early life[edit]

Beecham was born in Manchester to an English pilot, and his American wife (from Arizona).

In 2003, Beecham enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating in 2006.


In her final year at LAMDA, Beecham started accepting professional acting opportunities, with her first appearance occurring in thriller Bon Voyage and in the supernatural TV series Afterlife The following month saw the premiere of her first feature Receiving positive notices following its October debut on ITV, the made-for-TV film won the Golden Nymph award at the June 2007 Monte Carlo Television Festival.

In mid-2007, she was chosen by director Jan Dunn for the leading ingenue role in her independently produced feature, The Calling. The production received favourable, negative and mixed reviews, one of which, in the online publication, TVbomb, commented that "Newcomer Emily Beecham plays a young woman determined to take the veil and holds her own well against such stalwarts as Brenda Blethyn and Susannah York".[3] In highlighting the impression made by the film's young star, film columnist Hannah McGill, who served as the Edinburgh Festival's artistic director from 2006 to 2010, decided that she should be one of the recipients of the coveted Skillset Trailblazer Award.

In the latter part of the year, Beecham gave her first professional stage performance in Ian McHugh's debut play, How to Curse, directed at the Bush Theatre in West London's Shepherd's Bush by the theatre's artistic director Josie Rourke.

Beecham has subsequently appeared in numerous television programmes, including Miss Marple, Tess of The D'Urbervilles and The Street. Beecham was also listed by Nylon magazine's "Young Hollywood" issue as one of 55 "Faces of the Future", with the photograph captioned "Young Hollywood London".[4] At the time, John Rankin, Esquire magazine's veteran glamour photographer was quoted as stating that she has "that something special, that thing you just feel about someone ... she's one of the most exciting actresses out there."

Beecham is currently starring in The Village as Caro Allingham.


2006Bon VoyageRachel AldredTV movie
2007Agatha Christie's MarpleElvira BlakeTV movie
28 Weeks LaterKaren
Rise of the FootsoldierKelly
God's WoundsPoppyShort
2009The Wednesday Matinee ClubThe Wednesday Matinee ClubShort
The CallingJoanna
2010PulseStella HamiltonTV movie
2012Art Is...Lulu
Animal CharmJezebelShort
2013The Thirteenth TaleIsabelle AngelfieldTV film
2006AfterlifeSashsaison 2, 1 episode
2007The Innocence ProjectRachel1 episode
Party AnimalsVienna Lurie1 episode
New TricksLaura Small1 episode
The BillAngela Myatt1 episode
2008LewisNell Buckley1 episode
Tess of the D'UrbervillesRetty Priddle2 episodes
2009UnforgivenLucy Belcome3 episodes
The StreetGemma2 episodes
MerlinEmmyria1 episode
2010Silent WitnessAnna Flannery2 episodes
2011The RunawayCaroline Dixon2 episodes
2012Case SensitiveMary Trelease2 episodes
DamagesRutger's Daughter1 episode
The FearJaney Beckett3 episodes
2013BlandingsMiss Younghusband1 episode
The VillageCaro Allingham6 episodes
2014The MusketeersAdele Besset1 episode


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