Emma Bentley is an actor and writer.

 

Emma has recently been shooting several commercials and appearing in Nest, a new show for babies under one.

 

In 2017, with her theatre company joue le genre, Emma returned to the Edinburgh Festival with a new show about homelessness called What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors.  What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors then ran at the Kings Head Theatre in 2018.

 

In 2015 Emma co-wrote and starred in her debut solo show To She or Not to She for which she was heralded as ‘warm and sparklingly funny’ by the Scotsman and received the Special Commendation for Solo Performance from the NSDF. The show subsequently toured across the UK in venues including the Lyric Hammersmith, Arts Theatre Westend, Guildfords’ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse. She is currently developing the show into a short film with SeeGold Productions.

 

As a member of the all-female Shakespeare company Smooth Faced Gentlemen, Emma performed in Macbeth at the Greenwich Theatre and Othello on their UK tour.

 

Emma trained at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and has been a member of the Soho Theatre Young Company since 2015. She is currently taking part in their Writer’s Lab developing her first full length play, Safeguarding and Boundaries.

Photo by Liam Bessell