Jemma Churchill

Jemma Churchill
  • Stage actress
  • Television actress
Years active1984 - present
Parent(s) Pauline Yates (mother)


Jemma Churchill can be an British tv, theatre, film and radio celebrity, best known on her behalf roles while Nanny Lyons in Upstairs Downstairs and Ms. Fellows in Waterloo Street.

Early life and education

Churchill may be the child of London-born acting professional/article writer Donald Churchill and Liverpool celebrity Pauline Yates, most widely known on her behalf portrayal of Elizabeth Perrin in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.Following training in the Guildhall Classes of Music and Drama in London, Churchill spent a year singing in pubs and operating men's golf clubs in the East End beneath the name ‘Jemma Churchill - the Cockney Sparrow’.

Personal life

Churchill is married to composer Robert Percy plus they have two kids.


Television and film

Churchill's initial professional work was like a Borstal young lady in the film Scrubbers aimed by Mai Zetterling and made by George Harrison. She made an appearance as herself in the physician Who 50th Festivities in Peter Davisons’ The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot for the BBC.Churchill's first tv appearance is at the BBC Sit-Com ROOM Like House with William Gaunt and Martin Clunes. She after that went on to try out visitor parts in John Mortimer’s Heaven Postponed as Cissy Bigwell (1986) and Audrey Wystan, Rumpole’s niece in Rumpole from the Bailey (1991).In the 1990s Churchill performed Elsie in Poirot in THE EXPERIENCE from the Cheap Flat; the sister-in-law of Gordon Brittas, Philippa Belmont, in the cult sit-com The Brits Empire (1994)and Doctor Swain in the humor series LOOKING FORWARD TO God (1994). She's made guest looks on EastEnders, Footballers Wives, Midsomer Murders, Murder AT HEART, Jonathan Creek, The Expenses, Kiss Me Kate, Waterloo Street, Doctors, Crimson Dwarf and Jekyll. She performed Nanny Lyons in the BBC period crisis series Upstairs Downstairs, starring Keely Hawes and compiled by Heidi Thomas.Churchill appeared in the BAFTA award-winning crisis documentary The Storyline To LOWER Britain’s’ Planes for Route 4. In 2015, she made an appearance as Freda in the brand new group of Agatha Raisin for Sky Television and in the brand new group of the BBC humor Still Open up All Hours with Sir David Jason.Churchill setup Two Tree Isle Movies, and produced and starred in the brief film Beached which continued to get the Southend-on-Sea Brief Film Fiction award 2011.

Stage and radio

In Sept 2015, Churchill appeared in the Finborough Theatre in Horniman’s Choice. Churchill takes on a unhappy wife and mom in another of the takes on in Horniman's Choice, The Aged Testament and the brand new. Churchill also made an appearance with Janie Dee in 84 Charing Mix Street at Salisbury Playhouse. She's also made an appearance in The Hoard Event New Vic Theatre's Hunger, a musical starring Miriam Margolyes and Tamsin Greig; as Belinda in Sounds Off at Wolsey Theater; Polina in The Notebook Of Trigorin ; Elements Unforeseen in the Orange Tree Theater, Richmond; Barbara in Ayckbourn's Items We Perform For Like & The Cosmetic surgeon in POSSESSING A Ball a UK Country wide Tour both directed by David Grindley.Churchill offers recorded many radio takes on for BBC Radio like the Great Companions, Potting On, Hercule Poirot Series, Vanity Good, The Idiot, Brideshead Revisited and Short Lives. She voiced Woman Forleon in the best Finish Doctor Who audio tale Creatures of Beauty with Peter Davison, Safira Valtris in Breaking Bubbles with Colin Baker, and Praska in Indications and Miracles with Sylvester McCoy. She performed all 9 feminine tasks in Blake's 7 The Liberator Chronicles and performed Helena Eidelman in The Judgement Of Sherlock Holmes all for Big Finish.For Brunel’s Bicentenary, Churchill toured extensively along the fantastic Western Railway path with her site-specific one female display The Engineer's Corset about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Executive and Victorian Women. She performed Dorothy Wordsworth in her one-woman display Dolly by Donald Churchill in the Theatre from the Lake, Keswick.Recently she starred in Jemma Kennedy’s The Gift and Annie Horniman's well-received The price tag on Coal as well as the Older Testament and the brand new.

Select theatre

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Television filmography

ROOM Like House (1984) as Lesley Gems (3 shows, 1985) as Rebecca Springett Heaven Postponed (1986) as Cissy Bigwell Agatha Christie's Poirot (1990) as Elsie Rumpole from the Bailey (1991) as Audrey Wystan Looking forward to God (1994) as Dr Swain The Brittas Empire (1994) as Philippa Belmot McCallum (1997) as Sociable Worker Insects (1997) as Doctor Strange But True? (1997) as Reconstruction Solid: Twins EastEnders (1997) as Dr. Ericson The Expenses (1990–1998) (1990) as Babs, (1998) as Janice Areas Jonathan Creek (1998) as Second Therapist Dangerfield (1998) as 1st Academics Kiss Me Kate (1999) as Emma Crimson Dwarf (Television series) (1999) as Initial Woman Official Where There's Smoke cigarettes (2000) as Reverend Wilmore Murder at heart (2002) as DS Jane Shepherd Midsomer Murders (2003) as Maisie Cullen Footballers' Wives (2004) as Doctor Murder in Suburbia (2004) as Anne Wayne Holby Town (2005) as Karen Hames Heartbeat (2006) as Stella Hill Jekyll (2007) as Obstetrician Waterloo Street (2009) as Ms Fellows Beached (2011) as Mum Upstairs Downstairs (3 shows, 2010-2012) as Nanny Lyons The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013) as Jemma Churchill Burn off the Time clock (2013) as Female in group Doctors (2002-2014), (2002) as Eleanor Wainwright, Angela Pike, Sheila Light Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Loss of life (2014) as Freda Between Areas (2014) as Cheryl Deny Everything (2015) as the Boss