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Television actress

Emma Wray


Other names
Jill Wray

Emma Wray looking sad in a movie scene from "Watching (1987)"

22 March 1965 (age 59) (
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK

TV shows
Watching, My Wonderful Life (UK), Stay Lucky, Romuald the Reindeer

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Emma Wray (born Gillian Elizabeth Wray, 22 March 1965 in Birkenhead, Cheshire) is an English television actress. She attended the Merseyside Council funded "Glenda Jackson Theatre" whilst still at Park High School, Birkenhead, and went on to study Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama from 1983–86, and was given her first leading TV role two months after receiving her BA.


Emma Wray laughing with another woman in a movie scene from "Watching (1987)"

She is best known for starring as 'Brenda Wilson' in the Granada Television sitcom Watching between 1987 and 1993, for which she also sang the theme tune What Does He See In Me? She also played a major role in Yorkshire Television's Stay Lucky with Dennis Waterman, Jan Francis, Ian McNeice, Susan George and Niall Toibin throughout the same period, along with lead roles in many TV series such as Boon and Minder, and TV films including Defrosting the Fridge. After several years away from television, she returned to primetime TV in 1996 with the lead role in the drama comedy True Love, co-starring Philip Glenister, and created by Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye. Nye adapted the drama into a series My Wonderful Life, that co-starred Elizabeth Berrington and Tony Robinson, which ran for three seasons from 1996 to 1999.

Emma Wray wearing a white shirt (close-up photo)

True Love (1996) starring Philip Glenister

TV appearances

Emma Wray with Paul Brown holding a telescope in a movie scene from "Watching (1987)"

  • Watching as Brenda (1987–1993)
  • Minder as Tracy (1989)
  • Defrosting the Fridge as Minty Goodenough (1989)
  • Boon as Pandora (1990)
  • Stay Lucky as Pippa (1990–1993)
  • The Big Game as Julie (1995)
  • True Love (1996)
  • My Wonderful Life as Donna (1996–1999)

  • Emma Wray and Watching (1987) casts (a group photo)


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