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Emily Fleeshman (born 26 December 1986) is an English actress. She is most widely known for her roles as Nikki in Still Open All Hours and Sally in Moving On.

Emily Fleeshman
Born (1986-12-26) 26 December 1986 (age 32)
Withington, Manchester, England
Alma materLancaster University
Years active1999–present

She is the daughter of actor David Fleeshman and actress Sue Jenkins, the sister of actor Richard Fleeshman and her sister Rosie Fleeshman is also an actress.[1][2]

Along with her parents, she is a founder of The Actors' Lab, an acting school based at MediaCityUK, Salford.[3] and a patron of the 24:7 Theatre Festival. In 2016, she was announced as an E3 Business Awards North West finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in recocognition of her achievements with the Actors'Lab.[4]



Emily Fleeshman made her debut at the Manchester Central Library theatre aged 11, is a former member of Youth Unlimited Theatre Group and attended Cheadle Hulme School in Cheshire. She studied for a degree in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University.[5]

She has appeared in several television and radio series, and a short film[6] and with regularity in the BBC One sitcom, Still Open All Hours, as Nikki.[7] She is the third member of the family to appear in The Royal following her mother and father. Her father, mother and brother have all appeared in Coronation Street.[8]

Theatre credits include: Tinker Bell in Peter Pan at The Lowry, Salford,[9] Rita, Sue and Bob Too (play) at the Theatre Royal, St Helens,[10] The Crimson Retribution as part of the 24:7 Theatre festival,[11] Once in a House on Fire at The Lowry, Salford.[12] and JB Shorts 8 & 14, Real Life Theatre Company Manchester.[13][14]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999–2001 My Parents Are Aliens Tania Thomas
2001 TwentyfourSeven Rochelle Episode: "It's My Life"
2005 The Royal Carol Wallace Episode: "While the Cat's Away"
2006 Shameless Emily Lawson
2006 The Street Barbara Episode: "Stan"
2009 Doctors Carly MacGyver Episode: "The MacGyvers"
2011 Moving On Sally
2013 The Wright Way Chantelle Episode: "Conkers Bonkers"
2013–2015 Still Open All Hours Nikki


  1. ^ "a Family Affair at 24:7 Theatre Festival". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  2. ^ TAYLOR, INTERVIEW BY PAUL. "David Fleeshman – My acting dynasty". Cheshire. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ "The Actors Lab – Acting Classes in Manchester and Cheshire". The Actors Lab. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  4. ^ "E3 Business Awards Finalists North West Business Awards 1 Events Media". Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  5. ^ "edgewise-theatre". edgewise-theatre. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Still Open All Hours crews set to return this weekend". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Emily Fleeshman". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Arts diary: Pantomime Review – Peter Pan The Lowry, Salford". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  10. ^ admin. "Rita, Sue And Bob Too!, Theatre Review. Theatre Royal, St. Helens". Liverpool Sound and Vision. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Theatre review: The Crimson Retribution at New Century House, Manchester". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Once in a House on Fire". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Theatre review: JB Shorts 8 at Joshua Brooks, Manchester". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Theatre review: JB Shorts 14 at Joshua Brooks, Manchester". Retrieved 2 April 2016.

External linksEdit

  • ^ "Emily Fleeshman – Actress". Emily Fleeshman – Actress. Retrieved 2 April 2016.