Emma Fielding

Emma Georgina Annalies Fielding (born 10 July 1966 in Catterick, North Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actress.

Emma Fielding
Born (1966-07-10) 10 July 1966


The daughter of a British Army officer, Lt. Colonel Johnny Fielding and Sheila Fielding, she was raised Catholic and spent much of her childhood in Malaysia and Nigeria in 1979, and a period in Malvern above her grandparents' betting shop.[1] While studying at the Berkhamsted Collegiate boarding school,[2] she won a place at Robinson College, Cambridge[3] to study law, but abandoned it and spent a gap year which included five months in a West Bank kibbutz picking watermelons,[4] and as an usherette at the Oxford Apollo; before embarking on the study of acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[5]

After graduation she worked for the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, coming to the attention of critics in 1993's RSC production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, in which she created the role of Thomasina,[6] and then most notably in John Ford's The Broken Heart for which she won the Dame Peggy Ashcroft Award for Best Actress. Also in 1993, she was Agnes in The School for Wives at the Almeida Theatre, for which she won the Ian Charleson Award.[7] She made her Broadway theatre debut in 2003 in Noël Coward's Private Lives.[1] She has also appeared in numerous radio plays for the BBC, including playing Esme in Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, a role she also played in the West End. More recently, she appeared in the BBC TV mini-series Cranford.

In 2009 she appeared as Daisy alongside Timothy West in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of John Mortimer's "Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders". She has also appeared in the crime drama 'Death in Paradise' playing the part of Astrid Knight. (Season 1 Episode 4). In 2014, she appeared in another crime drama DCI Banks (Series 3 Episodes 17 & 18).

In 2018, Fielding appeared in EastEnders as Ted Murray's (Christopher Timothy) daughter.

In November 2018, she provided the voice for the alien Kisar in the Doctor Who episode "Demons of the Punjab".

Awards and nominations


Year Film Role Notes
1992 Tell-Tale Hearts Becky Wilson TV (3 episodes)
Screenplay Mary Shelley TV (1 episode: "Dread Poets' Society")
1993 Agatha Christie: Poirot Ruth Chevenix TV (1 episode: "Dead Man's Mirror")
Performance Joan Clareville TV (1 episode: "The Maitlands")
1996 Kavanagh QC Caroline Wicks TV (1 episode: "Job Satisfaction")
1997 Drovers' Gold Elizabeth Watkins TV
A Dance to the Music of Time Isobel TV (2 episodes)
1998 The Scarlet Tunic Frances Groves
A Respectable Trade Frances Scott Cole TV (2 episodes)
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries Eleanor Bing TV (1 episode: "Speedy Death")
The Life of Confucius Mother TV
1999‒2001 Big Bad World Beatrice Dempsey TV (7 episodes)
1999 Horizon Mrs. Lack TV (1 episode: "Wings of Angels")
2000 Pandaemonium Mary Wordsworth
Other People's Children Josie TV (1 episode)
Exposure Bridget/TV director Short film
2001 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Helen Clyde TV (1 episode: "A Great Deliverance")
The Discovery of Heaven Helga
2002 Shooters D.I. Sarah Pryce
The Gist Harriet Gould TV
The Green-Eyed Monster Marni McGuire TV
Birthday Girl Tracey Jones TV
2003 My Uncle Silas Hermione TV (1 episode: "A Funny Thing")
My Uncle Silas II Hermione TV
Unscrew Judy Short
2004 Waking the Dead Dr. Greta Simpson TV (2 episodes)
2005 The Government Inspector Susan Watts TV
Beneath the Skin Jennifer Hintlesham TV
The Ghost Squad D.I. Carole McKay TV (5 episodes)
2007 Fallen Angel Janet Byfield TV (1 episode: "The Office of the Dead")
Doragon kuesuto sôdo: Kamen no joô to kagami no tô Queen Curtana Video Game
Cranford Miss Galindo TV (7 episodes)
2008 The Other Man Gail
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Various Voices Video Game
2010 Midsomer Murders Faith Kent TV (1 episode: "The Silent Land")
2011 Kidnap and Ransom Naomi Shaffer TV (3 episodes)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Mary Kent TV
The Great Ghost Rescue Mabel post-production
2012 Twenty8k Jean Weaver post-production
2014 Father Brown Mrs Gerard
DCI Banks Liz Forbes TV (2 episodes)
Inspector George Gently Agnes Webb TV (1 episode)
2015 Foyle's War Joyce Corrigan TV (1 episode: "Elise")
Arthur & George Charlotte Edalji TV (3 episodes)
This Is England '90 Roma TV (1 episode: "Summer")
Capital Strauss TV (1 episode)
The Briny Unnamed character Short film
2016 Close to the Enemy Miss Clarkson TV (5 episodes)
Dark Angel Helen Robinson TV (2 episodes)
2018 EastEnders Judith Thompson TV
2018 Les Misérables Marius Pontmercy’s nurse TV
2018 Doctor Who Kisar (voice) TV (1 episode: "Demons of the Punjab")


She has narrated the following for Naxos Audiobooks:

for Random House Audio:


  1. "From the bookies to Stratford's RSC" Archived 5 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Worcestershire News - 26 April 2003
  2. Berkhamsted Collegiate School @ UK Schools Guide 2005 Archived 3 February 2006 at Archive.today
  3. The Cambridge University List of Members up to December 1991, Cambridge University Press, p. 443
  4. My hols: actress Emma Fielding The Sunday Times - 10 August 2003
  5. 403 Forbidden
  6. Measure For Measure, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon The Independent on Sunday - 6 May 2003
  7. Fowler, Rebecca. "Triumphant first acts". Sunday Times. 13 March 1994.

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