Emma Amos (actress)
18 August 1967|
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Jonathan Coy (1998 - present)|
Emma Amos (born 18 August 1967 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire) is an English actress. She played Yvonne Sparrow in the last three series and 2016 special of time travel sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst, replacing original actress Michelle Holmes who held the role from 1993-96. In 1992, she played Sherbet Gravel in Philip Ridley's controversial stage play The Fastest Clock in the Universe.
Emma Amos trained at the Royal College of Music from 1982 to 1989, and in 1991 she landed a part in the British film Buddy's Song. Designed as a vehicle for the rising pop-singer Chesney Hawkes, the film also starred Roger Daltrey of rock band the Who as Terry, Buddy's dad. Amos was cast as Dawn, Terry's girlfriend, but only featured in a few brief scenes. Amos's first television role was in an episode of long-running sit-com Men Behaving Badly, playing the part of Mandy, the annoying girlfriend of Tony's brother, in the episode "People Behaving Irritatingly".
Following a variety of supporting-part roles, Amos eventually landed a starring role alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst in the time-travel sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart. Replacing Michelle Holmes mid-way through the show's 6 series run, Emma took on the role of time-travelling bigamist Gary Sparrow's 1990s wife, Yvonne. It was in the final three series that the character developed considerably, Emma's performance focusing on Yvonne's increasing success as a high-powered business woman. The show's creators also made the character a far sexier proposition than previously. She was often dressed in smart business suits with short skirts or seen exercising in tight-fitting lycra. In one episode, "The 'Ouses in Between", Amos took on the additional role of Marie Lloyd, a music hall singer in Victorian times who meets Jack the Ripper, when her husband's time-travelling takes him further back in time than usual.
Since then, Amos has appeared in a range of British television series, including Casualty, A Touch of Frost, Peak Practice, Midsomer Murders, The Bill, Heartbeat, My Family and Doctors. She has also been seen in the feature films Vera Drake and Bridget Jones's Diary. Amos played Julie Davies in The Last Detective. In January 2009, she appeared in a Churchill Insurance TV commercial.
Emma Amos is married to the actor Jonathan Coy.
- Churchill 'Rolf Harris' TV ad - 30 sec advert, www.tellyads.com. Accessed 2009-05-24.