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Lisa Riley
Trained: Oldham Theatre Workshop.

Television: Rebecca in Kay Mellors’s award-winning Fat Friends; guest appearances on Strictly Come Dancing, Scott & Bailey, Cash In the Attic, Young Dracula, Waterloo Road, The Bill, Birthrace 2000, Doctors, Wish You Were Here, Holby City; hosted You’ve Been Framed for five years and OKTV; narrated the children’s series Lights Camera Animals (Channel 5); comedy roles in Bard To Verse, Put Out More Fags, Heroes and Villains, Having It Off; character roles in Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Blood and Peaches, Flight; seven years in the role of Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale.

Theatre: The Play What I Wrote; Bev in The Naked Truth (also assistant director); The Vagina Monologues; Waiting For Gateaux; The Rise & Fall of Little Voice; Calendar Girls.

Film: Butterfly Kiss; Secret Society; Six Bed Trap.

Awards: Most Popular Newcomer (National Television awards); Funniest Person In Soap for 4 consecutive years; Most Popular Young Achiever which afforded her the opportunity to meet HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace.