Eva Pope

Eva Rebecca Pope (born 16 November 1967)[2][3] is an English actress. She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.[4] She is known for her role as Rachel Mason in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. Her other roles include TV series 32 Brinkburn Street. Her most recent role is in the TV series Hetty Feather as Matron Gertrude Bottomly.

Eva Pope
Born (1967-11-16) 16 November 1967
Appley Bridge, Wigan, England, UK
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Jamie Chapman (1994-present)[1]
ChildrenElise Chapman (b. 1995)


Her first major role was playing Tanya Pooley in ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 1993 to 1994. Since then, she has made appearances in Cold Feet, The Bill, Heartbeat, Peak Practice (as Claire Brightwell), Men of the World, Holby City, Casualty, Strictly Confidential, Adventure Inc., Vincent (as Cathy Gallagher), Bad Girls (as Frances Myers), Life on Mars, Sorted, Spooks: Code 9 and the film Shadow Man.[5] From November 2007 to July 2010, she appeared as headteacher Rachel Mason in the BBC drama Waterloo Road.[6]

Her theatre credits include roles in The Comedy of Errors, Turkey Time and Hobson's Choice. She is a regular performer (and part of the original cast) of the international touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners and in November 2007, appeared at the Théâtre Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, directed by Marc Sinden, as part of his British Theatre Season, Monaco.

In March 2011, Pope starred as Ellie in the BBC One daytime drama 32 Brinkburn Street. She starred in Being Sold the Movie, which premiered on 19 June 2011. On 13 August 2011, Eva Pope starred as policewoman Simone Grayson on Casualty in the first episode of series 26. She appeared in the third series of Moving On on 16 November 2011 playing Michelle. She appeared in the Season 20 Episode 5 and 6 of BBC Forensic Drama Silent Witness as DI Heather Ashton.

She currently plays Matron 'Gertie' Bottomly in CBBC's adaptation of Hetty Feather, based on the book of the same name by Jacqueline Wilson.

Personal life

Married to Asbestos Remover Jamie Chapman,[7] with whom she has a daughter, Elise (born 1995).[8]


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