Amelia Bullmore talks about her movies, TV shows, and more.

April 6, 2016
First published on:April 6, 2016
by HitBerry

Amelia Bullmore  is an English actress and writer. She started working as an actor but turned to writing in 1995. Her writing credits include episodes of This Life, Attachments, Black Cab, and Scott & Bailey. Some of her acting works include Scott & Bailey, What We Did on Our Holiday, Twenty Twelve, I'm Alan Partridge, and Ashes to Ashes.

Born in Chelsea, London, Bullmore studied drama at Manchester University. 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, shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. From 1990 onwards, she played Steph Barnes in Coronation Street until 1995. She appeared as Sonja, the Ukrainian girlfriend of the title character in the second series of the comedy series I'm Alan Partridge. She also appeared on BBC Radio 4's phone-in spoof Down the Line.

In 2011 and 2012 Bullmore appeared in a series of Direct Line Insurance adverts playing an eccentric customer. She is currently playing the girly cop in the crime drama Scott & Bailey. She also wrote several episodes of Scott & Bailey, including the 2014 2-part season finale, where her character, a Detective Chief Inspector, tries to cope with her alcoholism. In 2013, Bullmore wrote a second play, Di and Viv and Rose, which was staged at Hampstead Theatre. The play was eventually transferred to the West End in early 2015, where it ran at the Vaudeville Theatre before closing in March. In 2016, she starred in the second series of Happy Valley, playing jealous mistress Vicky Fleming.

Some of her other movies and tv shows include Coronation Street, Mrs. Dalloway, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Big Train, Tilly Trotter, Jam, State of Play, Suburban Shootout, Lewis 'Wild Justice', Agatha Christie's Poirot, Hallowe'en Party, Sherlock, It's Kevin, Jekyll, and Hyde, Happy Valley. 

In an interview with Independent UK, Amelia said she doesn't see herself as a writer-performer in the Julia Davis or Catherine Tate mold, "but rather I am a writer and a performer. My first paid writing was 15 years ago, and after that there was a bit of 'Oh, I hear you're writing', not quite knowing what that meant," she says. "Also, I had a couple of experiences where I would go and excitedly over-talk about a script, and people said, 'Oh, you're talking as a writer'. I've talked myself out of a couple of jobs that way, but I learned to just shut up."

She is married to Scottish actor, Paul Higgins. Bullmore met her husband Paul when performing A View from the Bridge in Manchester in 1992. The couple has two children: daughters Mary & Flora. Amelia Bullmore’s net worth is still unknown till date.