Gemma Atkinson (born 16 November 1984) is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model.
She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose
(2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); for starring on Soapstar Superstar (2007) and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2007); and for playing Tamzin
Bayle on Casualty (2011–2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–present).
Atkinson rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 teenage soap opera Hollyoaks. Atkinson and Marcus Patric (who played the character Ben
Davies) subsequently appeared in a spin-off series called Hollyoaks: Let Loose for E4, in which their characters started a new life together in Chester. This
was followed by Hollyoaks: In the City, also screened on E4. Atkinson made her debut video game appearance in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008)
in the role of Lt. Eva McKenna, which she reprised in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising (2009). She also took part in EA’s “Be the One” event in
Trafalgar Square on 29 October 2008, which forms part of the London Games Festival.
Atkinson has also played Goldie Lookin Chain’s love interest in the music video for the single “R’n’B” and featured on the cover of the CD single release. In
theatre, Atkinson appeared in Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House in December 2008. She took the title role alongside John Thomson who played
Captain Hook. Other TV roles included appearing as herself in the pilot for Plus One, part of the pilot series Comedy Showcase in October 2009. In early
April 2009, she finished filming for an episode of The Bill. She plays Ria Crossley, the girlfriend of a drug dealer.
In film, Atkinson has appeared in the British independent film Boogie Woogie,which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2009.She
has done filming for a forthcoming horror film called 13Hrs in February 2009 and a new UK gangster film called Baseline in March 2009.
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