Plymouth student lands top TV role with Phill Jupitus
A Plymouth student has landed a role on children's TV starring alongside Phill Jupitus in a new ITV comedy.
Emily Miller, who graduated from Plymouth University with a first in Theatre and Performance, stars in the new show Bottom Knocker Street.
She plays a range of roles – including a batty old lady, a cow from outer space and Jupitus’s mother – in the show, which comprises 52 episodes aired on the network’s children’s channel, CITV.
Emily began her acting career shortly after leaving Plymouth, while also studying for a Masters degree in Bristol and setting up her own production company.
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She also began teaching children drama with the ITV Workshop, and it was through that she was encouraged to audition for Bottom Knocker Street.
Emily, who graduated in 2009, said: “It has been a lifelong ambition to get into acting, and I loved every minute of my time on the set of the show. It was great to meeting and learning from the other actors, although I took a lot of the inspiration for my own character, Myrtle Gringe, from the clowning module I studied while in Plymouth.
"I learnt so much during my time at the University and the experience I gained there has already helped me to achieve so much.”
Professor of Performance Studies at Plymouth University, Roberta Mock, said: “Our BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance programme supports students to become creative, skilled, resourceful and innovative professional practitioners. We are incredibly proud of Emily, who enthusiastically embraced the opportunities we offered and is a shining example of what our graduates are able to achieve.”