Very different look for Emily in first TV role
A CITY graduate has landed a leading role in a TV programme.
Emily Miller, who achieved a First in theatre and performance at Plymouth University, stars alongside comedian Phill Jupitus in the new ITV show Bottom Knocker Street, a programme designed to bring the essence of children's comics to the small screen.
She plays a range of roles – including a batty old lady, a cow from outer space and Jupitus' 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.
She also began teaching children's drama with the Bristol-based ITV Workshop, and it was through this 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 meet and learn 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."
Roberta Mock, Professor of performance studies at Plymouth University, said how proud the university was of its former student.
"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," she said.