Brand new BBC drama Gentleman Jack is set to land our screens very soon, with the series chronicling the real-life story of wealthy Yorkshire landowner Anne Lister.

Known as the ‘first modern lesbian’, Anne hopes to marry her one true love Ann Walker, however, with Eliza Priestley suspicious of the pair’s relationship, their plans are threatened.

So, want to find out everything we know about the actress who plays Eliza? Read on to find out her age, previous roles and more…

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Who plays Eliza Priestley in Gentleman Jack?

Playing the part of Eliza Priestly is 55-year-old British actress Amelia Bullmore.

Born in Chelsea, the actress studied drama at Manchester University and landed her first role in 1990.

Amelia is married to Line of Duty actor Paul Higgins, with whom she has two daughters Mary and Flora.

Amelia Bullmore

What else has she appeared in?

Amelia first appeared on our screens in 1990 as Steph Barnes in Coronation Street.

The actress then became well known for playing Steve Coogan’s Ukrainian girlfriend Sonja in series 2 of I’m Alan Partridge on BBC2.

In recent years she has appeared in ITV drama Happy Valley, Netflix’s The Crown and HBO’s new series Deep State.

What other jobs does she have?

Besides working as an on-screen actress, Amelia also works behind the scenes as a successful TV writer.

Her most notable work has been as a writer on ITV cop drama Scott & Bailey, which she also starred in.

This year she is writing a brand new crime drama Traces for UKTV which will star Line of Duty’s Martin CompstonBreaking Bad’s Laura Fraser, Travelers’ Jennifer Spence and Cheat’s Molly Windsor.

Amelia Bullmore as DCI Gill Murray on Scott & Bailey


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