Camilla Power

Camilla Joy Cynthia Power (born 13 November 1976) is an Irish-born English actress. As a child, she played several parts in film and television, and she continued with her acting career as an adult.

Camilla Power
Born
Camilla Joy Cynthia Power

(1976-11-13) 13 November 1976 (age 43)[1]
Cork, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Children1

Background and early lifeEdit

Power was born in Cork, Ireland, and is a distant cousin of the Irish actor Tyrone Power. Her great-grandfather was Sir John Power, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon before the Second World War.[1]

Power attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, and started acting from an early age; her first TV appearance was on a chicken nuggets commercial, and an early screen role was as Sabina Halliday in A Summer Story (1988). Her voice was featured in the English dubbed version of Alice, also in 1988. She appeared in Channel 4’s The Manageress (1990) and played Jill Pole in BBC television’s The Silver Chair (1990), an adaptation of the book by C. S. Lewis. She also had parts in Bonjour la Classe (1993) and Moonacre (BBC, 1993), the last calling for skill at horse-riding. From 1993 to 1995 she was a regular cast member on the Yorkshire Television soap Emmerdale, playing Jessica McAllister.

Power made her stage debut in a theatrical adaptation of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the National Theatre in 1998. She had roles in the television drama series Murder in Mind and The Brief.

In 2006, she appeared in the BBC One school-based drama series Waterloo Road as English teacher Lorna Dickey and returned for the second series in 2007, until her character committed suicide after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

In early 2008 she starred in the Torchwood episode "From Out of the Rain" as Pearl, a circus star who escapes from an old cinema film and seeks revenge on those who put her out of business.

Power was seen in the British action movie The Tournament as the ruthless assistant to Liam Cunningham's Tournament Master. In 2012, she appeared in two episodes of ITV drama Whitechapel.

In 2016, she appeared in "Shut Up and Dance", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Soft Soaps TV movie
Alice Alice (voice) Uncredited
A Summer Story Sabina Halliday
1989 Not the End of the World Ellen TV movie
1993-5 Emmerdale Jessica McAllister soap opera
1996 The Treasure Seekers Dora TV movie
1996 Throwaways Sky TV movie
1997 Stone Cold Girl
1998 The Echo Lisa TV movie
2000 The Calling Lynette Peterson A straight-to-video movie
2002 Sparkhouse Becky Lawton TV movie
2003 Hornblower: Duty Betsy TV movie
2003 Byron Lady Caroline Lamb Two-part BBC TV film
2005 The Brief Millie Marsh TV series
2006-7 Waterloo Road Lorna Dickey Series regular (18 episodes)
2008 Torchwood Pearl Episode 2.10: From Out of the Rain
2011 Doctors Elsa Atherton TV series
2012 Whitechapel DI Mina Norroy TV series
2013 Lewis Tara Faulkner TV series E7.3&4 “The Ramblin’ Boy”
2013 Father Brown Dominique Baxter TV series: Episode 5 "The Eye of Apollo"
2016 Black Mirror Sandra Episode: "Shut Up and Dance"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, vol. 3 (2003), p. 3198

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