Emma Wilkinson Wright was born in Leicester and grew up in North Wales. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2019, and has also trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) and with Frantic Assembly. She has undertaken RSC Globe Studio Training with Philip Bird and Chris Nayak.
'She has worked extensively in theatre in London over the last six years performing in both lead and supporting roles, most recently with The Finborough Theatre/Poplar Union (Tiny Canal by Sam Tannebaum); and the Greenwich Theatre (The After Dinner Joke). Other roles have included: Jacques in As You Like It (Dir. Owen Horsley, Monobox); Yves in an adaptation of The Changeling (dir. Gemma Brockis, GBS Theatre); Celia Cain in Her Naked Skin (Dir. Petina Hapgood); and Agave in The Bacchae (Dir. Gareth Watkins/Ian Morgan, RADA Studios). Her recent performances as Clytemnestra (Iphigenia in Aulis, The Cockpit Theatre, Dir. Lee Anderson) and as Charmian (Antony and Cleopatra, Theatro Technis, Dir. Gavin McAlinden) both attracted excellent press reviews.
Emma has also worked widely in film, including with award-winning Peracals Productions. Most recently, she played the lead role (Mercy) in ‘Traces of Suburbia’ - currently a semi-finalist in the Chicago Indie Film Awards. She was also one of four actors to feature in an OFFIE-nominated production of The Broken Compass Monologues earlier this year.
Emma is playing The Director in Six Characters In Search Of An Author at Tower Theatre from June 7th to June 13th, and Gertrude in Hamlet on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th (matinee) and Saturday 19th June.
Emma will be playing Martha Freud and Pauline Strauss in a revival of Love, Genius and a Walk in Theatro Technis in the Autumn of 2021