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Gemma Atkinson Bio
Gemma Atkinson (born November 16, 1984) is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model. She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); for starring on Soapstar Superstar (2007) and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2007); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–present). She had a small part in waterloo road in series 7-episode 2 (2011)
Atkinson rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 teenage soap opera Hollyoaks. Atkinson and Marcus Patric (who played the character Ben Davies) subsequently appeared in a spin-off series called Hollyoaks: Let Loose for E4, in which their characters started a new life together in Chester. This was followed by Hollyoaks: In the City, also screened on E4. Atkinson made her debut video game appearance in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008) in the role of Lt. Eva McKenna, which she reprised in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising (2009). She also took part in EA’s “Be the One” event in Trafalgar Square on 29 October 2008, which forms part of the London Games Festival.
Atkinson has also played Goldie Lookin Chain‘s love interest in the music video for the single “R’n’B” and featured on the cover of the CD single release. In theatre, Atkinson appeared in Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House in December 2008. She took the title role alongside John Thomson who played Captain Hook. Other TV roles included appearing as herself in the pilot for Plus One, part of the pilot series Comedy Showcase in October 2009. In early April 2009, she finished filming for an episode of The Bill. She plays Ria Crossley, the girlfriend of a drug dealer.
In film, Atkinson has appeared in the British independent film Boogie Woogie, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2009. She has done filming for a forthcoming horror film called 13Hrs in February 2009 and a new UK gangster film called Baseline in March 2009.
Atkinson appeared in the West End production of Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls at the Noël Coward Theatre, from 28 July to 17 October 2009 where she played the character of Elaine. Atkinson also went on tour with Calendar Girls, she played Celia aka Miss September in the production. The January to April 2010 tour of Calendar Girls also starred Lynda Bellingham, Judith Barker, Debbie Chazen, Letitia Dean and Jan Harvey. Atkinson played the lead female role, Belinda, in Neil LaBute‘s play This Is How It Goes at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, London from 7 September to 3 October 2010.
In 2010, she appeared in the film The Sweet Shop, a romantic comedy about a Hollywood superstar and a small town sweetshop owner. She finished filming in December 2010 on the romantic comedy How to Stop Being a Loser with Richard E. Grant, Jill Halfpenny and Pamela Anderson produced by ‘Press on Features Ltd’. The film was due out in October 2011.
At the beginning of May 2011, Atkinson started filming for her part in BBC medical drama Casualty. She played the part of Tamzin, a paramedic. Atkinson appeared onscreen from Saturday 13 August 2011, but had confirmed on Twitter that she was only there for 10 weeks (10 episodes) She left the show on 1 October 2011, after her sixth appearance. It has been announced that she is rejoining the series, again playing Tamzin. The premiere of Atkinson’s film How to Stop Being a Loser took place on 14 November 2011.
Her upcoming film Airborne is still in post-production. A first version has been displayed at the 2011 the Cannes Film Festival. Atkinson started filming her next project on 2 December 2011. It is a remake of Night of the Living Dead, which is to be shot in a 3-D format. She plays Barbara, the main female character. Atkinson finished filming the film called Devil’s Pass in the US and The Dyatlov Pass Incident in the UK in March 2012, a film directed by Renny Harlin.
Atkinson has just started filming for BBC1’s Casualty. She was initially on the show for three months last year 2011, but she confirmed via Twitter that she is currently filming new episodes in Cardiff. She’s filming until August 2012.
Atkinson has just finished filming a Bollywood film entitled Fever starring Rajeev Khandelwal and is out in September 2013. It was produced by Rajeev Jhaveri and is a suspense-thriller set in Switzerland. Atkinson’s film The Dyatlov Pass Incident went on general release in the UK in August 2013. Also in 2013, Atkinson appeared in the video to Rizzle Kicks‘s song Skip to the Good Bit. Atkinson (as of January 2014) is currently filming for her part in BBC medical drama Casualty where she again plays the part of Tamzin, a paramedic. She finishes filming at the end of May 2014 when her episodes will be shown.
As of 26 January 2015, Atkinson will start filming for her part in Emmerdale. She plays the part of Carly Hope, the estranged daughter of Bob Hope.
Atkinson has appeared as a contestant on reality TV series such as I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Weakest Link (with Marcus Patric) in December 2006, Celebrity MasterChef and ITV‘s Soapstar Superstar in January 2007. She reached the last four stage of Soapstar Superstar.
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