Emily Joyce

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Emily Joyce
Born(1969-04-12) April 12, 1969 (age 43)
Woolwich, London, UK
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Adam Astle
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Emily Joyce
Born(1969-04-12) April 12, 1969 (age 43)
Woolwich, London, UK
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Adam Astle

Emily Sian Joyce (born April 12, 1969 in Woolwich, London, United Kingdom) is an English stage and television actress.


Early life

Joyce is the youngest of three sisters, all of whom are in the entertainment business in the UK. Their mother loved the theatre and took the three girls to shows constantly. Joyce decided to join the National Youth Theatre at the age of fifteen and worked for Vogue magazine for sustenance during this time before going to train at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS). At the age of seventeen she formed, and was the lead singer, in the band In Spite of All That. Including the time in drama school, Joyce spent three years as a part of this band.


After drama school, Joyce joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her first television role was in the ITV drama Cracker, where she played the murdereress in a 1995 episode. She also starred in another ITV1 drama series, Grafters, in 1999 and in 2003 played the part of DC Havers's new boss in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

Joyce appeared in the British comedy series My Hero. She played the character of Janet Dawkins, opposite superhero Thermoman, originally played by Ardal O'Hanlon and followed by James Dreyfus.

In 2003 she appeared in series 2 episode 6 of Ultimate Force, playing the part of Nicky Strong.

In 2007, she appeared in the light-hearted drama Hotel Babylon, playing the part of Estelle. She also played Kate in the comedy drama Little Devil.

In the first half of 2008, she appeared in Happy Now?, a new play by Lucinda Coxon at the National Theatre, London.

Also in 2008, she appeared in the six-part BBC comedy drama series Mutual Friends as Martin's (Marc Warren) boss Sarah Fletcher.

In 2010, Joyce played the part of Dr Sandra Fleming in Universal Soldier: Regeneration. In the same year she appeared as the Prime Minister's special policy advisor, Claire Sutton, in Anthony Jay's and Jonathan Lynn's stage version of Yes, Prime Minister, which premiered at the Chichester Festival in May 2010 and moved to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End in September 2010. In 2011, Joyce appeared in Series 7, Episode 19 of the BBC school-based drama Waterloo Road as local superstar DJ Viv O'Donnell. In 2013, Joyce appeared in an episode Down Among the Fearful of the BBC drama Lewis as Jane Grace. In 2011, Joyce starred in the one off BBC Christmas show, Lapland.[1]

Personal life

Joyce married Adam Astle in July 2002 in Cotswold, Gloucestershire. They have two sons, both born in Lambeth, London: Gabriel Ace (born 2000) and Bailey Jem (born 2003).[2]


1997The WoodlandersLibby
2007National Treasure: Book of SecretsPalace Guide
2009Universal Soldier: RegenerationDr. Sandra Flemming
1995CrackerJanice2 episodes: "True Romance: Parts 1 & 2"
1997Jane EyreMiss TempleTelevision film
WycliffeMorna Petheric1 episode: "Seen a Ghost"
CasualtyLorraine Parker1 episode: "What Friends Are For"
1998In ExileEllen7 episodes
GraftersLaura8 episodes
1999Trial by FireWDC. ScottTelevision film
2000Hero of the HourSylvieTelevision film
2000–2006My HeroJanet Dawkins51 episodes; main role
2001Comic Relief: Say Pants to PovertyJanet Dawkins
The GlassEmma Rice6 episodes; mini-series
Midsomer MurdersBernadette Sullivan1 episode: "A Worm in the Bud"
2003Messiah 2: Vengeance is MineAnna Marchent2 episodes; mini-series
The Inspector Lynley MysteriesEmily Barlow1 episode: "Deception of the Mind"
Ultimate ForceNicky Strong1 episode: "Dead Is Forever"
2006Doctor WhoAlien (voice)1 episode: "The Girl in the Fireplace"
Dalziel and PascoeNatalie Lawson2 episodes: "Fallen Angel: Parts 1 & 2"
2007Hotel BabylonEstelle1 episode: #2.4
Little DevilKatie Bishop3 episodes: #1.1, #1.2 & 1.3
2008Fairy TalesJoyce Fletcher1 episode: "Rapunzel"
Mutual FriendsSarah6 episodes
2009My Almost Famous FamilyJill9 episodes
2010Silent WitnessMuriel2 episodes: "Voids: Parts 1 & 2"
DoctorsDiana Hardcastle1 episode: "Mother's Help"
The BillJane Wallace1 episode: "Deadly Consequences"
2011Holby CityKate Cahill3 episodes: "One of Those Days", "Broken" & "PS Elliot"
Waterloo RoadViv O'Donnell1 episode: Series 7 Episode 19
2013Lewis (TV series)Jane Grace2 episodes: "Down Among the Fearful: Part 1", "Down Among the Fearful: Part 2"


  1. ^ "Lapland - Christmas Special". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Marriages and Births England and Wales 1984-2006

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