Emma Kearney


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Emma completed her youth training at The Lyric Theatre in Belfast and The National Youth Theatre in London (NYT).  She then went on to train professionally as an actress at Manchester Metropolitan Capitol School of Theatre and successfully achieved a 2:1 degree in BA Hons Theatre Arts Acting.

 Emma’s list of television credits include “Rita Brannigan” in Emmerdale (Yorkshire Television), “Janet Grantham” main cast member of “The Gemma Factor” (BBC3/Freeform Productions), “Pat Jameson” Guest Lead in Doctors (BBC1 BBC Television), “Dr. Cleary” in Shameless (Channel 4 Company Productions), “Miss Smith” in Wired (ITV Productions), “PC Conway” in Spooks – Code 9 (Kudos Productions), “Bev” in Torn Up Tales (Channel 4 Hat Trick Productions), “Nurse Simmons” in Goldplated (World Productions), “Kim Ashby” in Northern Lights (Granada), “Gillian Evans” Shameless (Channel 3 Company Pictures), “Jennifer Bennett” in Where The Heart Is (Yorkshire Television),  “Sharon Price” in Outlaws (BBC Television),  “Jackie” in Ideal ( BBC Television),  “Jane” in The Baby War ( BBC Television),  Nurse Connell in Coronation Street (Granada), “Sarah Wright” in The Courtroom ( Mersey Television), “Nurse Maloney” in Hollyoaks (Mersey Television) and “Mary” in Donovan (Granada Television).

 Her theatre credits include “Thelma” in Pack of Lies (Bill Kenwright Ltd – No 1 Tour), “Linda” in The Mortal Ash (Oldham Coliseum Theatre), “Mabs” in Midden (Oldham Coliseum Theatre), “Doreen” in Separate Tables (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), “Bridget” in Translations (Library Theatre, Manchester. Nominated for Best Newcomer at The Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards),  “Ruth” in Head Rot Holiday, “Maggie Mundy” in Dancing at Lughnasa, “Lady Remenham” in The Cassilis Engagement, “Kate” in The Taming of the Shrew, “Lady Fanciful” in The Provok’d Wife, “Eileen” in Raspberry, “Shuta” in The Good Person of Szechuan, “Masha” in The Cherry Orchard and “Rosalind” in Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Capitol Theatre, Manchester).

 Film Credits include “TV Receptionist” in BAFTA Award Winning “Omagh” (Kirwin Productions) and radio credits include “Evie” in The Cattle Market (BBC Northern Ireland BBC Radio 4) and “Voiceover of Mothers” in Imperfect Peace (BBC Manchester BBC Radio 4)

 Emma is also a qualified advanced open water scuba diver, a keen boxer and actively enjoys auto grass racing.  In her spare time she also uses her acting skills to tutor other actors and has achieved several directorial credits.