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Emma Croft

Actress & Director
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Emma trained for three years at the London Studio Centre where she won the award for ‘Most Outstanding Drama Student’ in 1988.  Her first break came with world tour of The Winter’s Tale and Coriolanus for Michael Bogdanov’s English Shakespeare Company, starring Michael Pennington.  This led to the leading role of ‘Rosalind’ in Christine Edzard’s film of As You Like It with Griff Rhys Jones.

Since then Emma has played a variety of roles in television. These include appearances in the popular dramas The Bill, Casualty, Holby City, Holding On, Lewis, A Dark Adapted Eye, The Governor II and Ruth Rendell’s Master Of The Moor where she starred opposite the award winning actor Colin Firth.

Emma also appeared as ‘Benja’ in Billie Augusts’ film of Peter Hoegs’ best-selling book Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow (20th Century Fox), as well as playing leading roles in a number of short films including Snow and The Third Party both for Channel 4 and two films for Suede: Introducing The Band, for which she was also involved as assistant producer.

Recent independent short film work includes Falling directed by Gabrielle Russell, Other People’s Kisses, a segment of “50 Kisses”, and as director and actor in Honest Lies.

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