Amelia Bullmore

Amelia Bullmore (born 31 January 1964) is an English actress and writer. She was born in London and studied drama at the University of Manchester. Bullmore started working as an actor but turned to writing in 1995. Her writing credits include episodes for This Life, Attachments, Black Cab and Scott & Bailey Bullmore was a finalist for the Dennis Potter Award in 2000 for her 90 minute drama entitled The Middle. Her first stage play, Mammals was the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and was shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. From 1990 she played the role of Steph Barnes in Coronation Street. She appeared as 'Sonja', the Ukrainian girlfriend of the protagonist in the comedy I'm Alan Partridge. She also recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's phone-in spoof Down the Line. Bullmore is married to Scottish actor Paul Higgins, whom she met while they were performing A View from the Bridge together in Manchester in 1992. The couple have two daughters, Mary and Flora. In 2011 she appeared in a series of Direct Line Insurance adverts playing an eccentric customer. She is currently co-starring in the crime drama Scott & Bailey.


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