Amelia Bullmore (born 31 January 1964) is an English actress and writer. She started working as an actor but turned to writing in 1995. Her writing credits include episodes for This LifeAttachmentsBlack Cab, and Scott & Bailey.


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Early life[edit]EditEdit

Bullmore was born in Chelsea, London. She studied drama at the University of Manchester.


Bullmore was a finalist for the Dennis Potter Award in 2000 for her 90 minute drama entitled The Middle. Her first stage play, Mammals, was the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. From 1990 until 1995, she played Steph Barnes in Coronation Street. She appeared as Sonja, the Ukrainian girlfriend of the title character in the second series of the comedy series I'm Alan Partridge. She also appeared on BBC Radio 4's phone-in spoof Down the Line.

In 2011 and 2012 she appeared in a series of Direct Line Insurance adverts playing an eccentric customer. She is currently co-starring in the crime drama Scott & Bailey.

Personal life[edit]EditEdit

Bullmore is married to Scottish actor Paul Higgins, whom she met while they were performing A View from the Bridge in Manchester in 1992. The couple have two daughters, Mary and Flora.


Acting credits[edit]EditEdit

Writing credits[edit]EditEdit


  • Down the Line on BBC Radio 4 – phone-in spoof – January 2007
  • Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends on BBC Radio 4 – January 2007
  • His Master's Voice – political satire – July 2007
  • Craven (radio series, as writer/creator (Series 5 written by Michelle Lipton)) on BBC Radio 4 – Series 1 - 2009, Series 2, 3 & 4 - 2012, Series 5 - 2013 and Series 6 - 2014
  • The Bat Man (Afternoon Play, as writer/creator) on BBC Radio 4 – 20 April 2011 (repeated 26 September 2012)
  • Love Love Love Like The Beatles (Drama of the Week) on BBC Radio 4 – 29 June 2012
  • Sweet Tooth (Book at Bedtime) on BBC Radio 4 – 7 September 2012