• Gemma played Carly Hope in Emmerdale
  • Gemma was nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at the 2016 National Television Awards for her role in Emmerdale
  • In May 2014, Gemma returned to our screens in BBC's 'Casualty' as paramedic Tamzin
  • Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro
  • July 2013 saw Gemma star as Becky Bryson in ITV’s ‘Law & Order UK’, alongside Paul Nicholls and Bradley Walsh.
  • Starred in 'Devil's Pass' directed by Renny Harlin
  • Gemma’s Bollywood movie ‘Fever’ was released in 2013, where she starred alongside Rajeev Khandelwal.
  • To all gaming fanatics out there she is known as ‘Lieutenant Eva’’ in ‘Command and Conquer – Red Alert 3’ which was released worldwide in October 2008.

Gemma first gained national recognition as Lisa Hunter in ‘Hollyoaks.’ Over the past few years she’s taken her acting career to new heights. After starring in West End show ‘Calendar Girls’ in 2009, she was offered a larger lead role to play in the UK Tour of the production and received wide acclaim from critics nationwide.

Gemma’s success on stage quickly opened doors for further television appearances on programmes such as ‘The Bill’ (2009), ‘Waterloo Road’ (2011) and BBC’s ‘Casualty’ where her character Tamzin Bayle won the hearts of the nation with a recurring role from 2011-2012 and she returned to our screens in May 2014.

Gemma’s film career has also moved from strength to strength. Her entrance on to the movie scene saw her take on roles in titles such as ‘The Baseline’ and ‘Boogie Woogie’ where she starred alongside Joanna Lumley, Heather Graham, and Christopher Lee.

Her later work has progressed to playing the lead female in feature films ‘How to Stop Being a Loser’ , the ‘Devil’s Pass’ (directed by Die Hard’s Renny Harlin), and with her first foray in Bollywood, the movie ‘Fever’.

Gemma joined the Emmerdale cast in 2015 as Carly Hope and became one of the most popular characters on the ITV soap which lead to her first NTA nomination for 'Best Newcomer'.

More recently, Gemma has become fondly known for presenting on Manchester’s radio show Key 103. In June 2018, the breakfast show launched itself nationally, under the name Hits Radio. Alongside her two fellow presenters Gethin Jones and Dave Vitty, Gemma welcomes the public with wit, chat and tunes every weekday morning.

In 2017, Gemma was a smash hit on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ reaching the final with professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec. Since then, she has been embraced by the media, featuring in an array of publications including Fabulous, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Hello, OK and the Daily Mail online.

Gemma’s athletic physique is down to her passion for a healthy lifestyle balanced with regular exercise and good nutrition. Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro in 2013-2014. In June 2018, her avid enthusiasm for health and fitness reached new heights, with the launch of her own active wear brand - GA by Gemma Atkinson. This received phenomenal support from her fans and the media, watch this space.