Emma Rigby

Born 26 September 1989 is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Hannah Ashworth in long-running soap opera Hollyoaks, Gemma Roscoe in BBC One drama series Prisoners' Wives and as the Red Queen in American fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
Early life
Rigby was born in St Helens, Merseyside, and has one older sister, Charlotte. She attended De La Salle High School in St Helens, but left in 2006 to focus on her role as Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks. Despite her busy filming schedule in Hollyoaks, Rigby received 9 A/A* in her GCSE exam results.
Career
Rigby's first acting role was Lisa Gunstone in Born and Bred. Before getting the role as Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks, she had a few minor roles and appeared in popular soap Brookside as Elena Jones. In addition to acting, Rigby has also done some modelling work.[vague] In 2005, Rigby got the role as Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks at the age of 15. She was given praise and recognition for her anorexia storyline, in which she was nominated for various awards.
In November 2008, Rigby announced she was leaving Hollyoaks to pursue other projects, and would remain on-screen until June 2009. However, after meetings with soap bosses, it was later confirmed that Rigby had extended her contract for an additional six months and would remain on-screen until February 2010. Her final episode was broadcast on 11 February 2010. In July 2010, Rigby made her debut in the West End psycho-sexual thriller musical Wolfboy. She had a non-singing part, playing the role of nurse Cherry. She received positive feedback from critics. In 2011, Rigby starred as Brandy Mulligan in online series Becoming Human. She also had a main role in British horror film Demons Never Die as Samantha and then later on in 2011 she had a minor role in the first episode of C4 comedy Fresh Meat as Rachel. In 2012, she had a guest role in Pramface as Mike's Blind Date Carrie-Ann.
In December 2011, it was announced that Rigby would be starring in brand new six-part drama series Prisoners' Wives along with Jonas Armstrong. The show's first episode aired on 31 January 2012 with Rigby playing Gemma Roscoe, a young pregnant girl whose life falls apart when her husband is arrested for murder. The sixth and final episode of the series was broadcast on 6 March 2012. In January 2013 Rigby appeared in episode four of Ripper Street as Lucy Eames. In April 2013 she appeared in episode one of The Job Lot, and was also cast in a lead role as the Red Queen in the U.S. television series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
Filmography
Film Year     Title     Role     Notes
2009     A Kingdom without a King     Alicia Waterstone     Short
2010     Talk     Eloise     Short
2011     Analogue Love     Maggie     Short
2011     Demons Never Die     Samantha Rearden    
2013     The Physician     Rebecca    
2013     The Counsellor     Tony's Girlfriend    
2014     Endless Love     Jenny    
2014     Plastic     Frankie     Post-production
Television
Year     Title     Role     Notes
2002–2003     Brookside     Elena Jones     3 episodes
2003     Born and Bred     Lisa Gunstone     1 episode
2005–2010     Hollyoaks     Hannah Ashworth     Regular role, 3 October 2005 – 12 February 2010
Nominated for Most Popular Actress at the National Television Awards 2007
Winner for Best Actress at the British Soap Awards 2008
Nominated for Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards 2008
Nominated for Best Storyline for Hannah's Anorexia at the British Soap Awards 2008
Nominated for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards 2009
2009     Hollyoaks Later     Hannah Ashworth     5 episodes
2011     Becoming Human     Brandy Mulligan     4 episodes
2011     Fresh Meat     Rachel     1 episode
2012     Prisoners' Wives     Gemma Roscoe     6 episodes
2012     Pramface     Carrie-Ann     1 episode
2013     Ripper Street     Lucy Eames     1 episode
2013     The Job Lot     Chloe     1 episode
2013–2014     Once Upon a Time in Wonderland     Red Queen/Anastasia Tremaine    


































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