Angela Lonsdale
Angela Lonsdale 4




October 13, 1970




Penrith, Cumberland, England

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Emma Smith

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Angela Lonsdale (née Angela Smith) plays Emma Smith (Maddy's mother) in Wolfblood.  Angela is an English actress. Born to a policeman father, Lonsdale's passion for acting was showcased in the Brewery Youth Theatre at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. Working behind the box office, Lonsdale's talent was nurtured by the then Arts Centre Director, Anne Pierson. She took part in a large numbers of amateur productions, including plays by local playwrights John Newman-Holden and Tim Bull. After initial rejection, Lonsdale then graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Lonsdale is best known for playing police officer Emma Taylor on Coronation Street. Taylor married veteran character Curly Watts, played by Kevin Kennedy. After the birth of their child, both characters left the programe in 2003. She then took a regular part in the long-running television series The Bill. Lonsdale appeared as Eva Moore in the daytime BBC series Doctors. She left on October 21, 2008 after being shot and presumed dead by an old criminal acquaintance, but in actual reality left Leatherbridge for her own and Jimmi's safety. She made a brief return to Doctors in September 2011. Before they agreed to separate in 2010, Lonsdale was married to actor Perry Fenwick, who plays Billy Mitchell in EastEnders.

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Year Show/Movie Role
1992 Firm Friends (TV Mini-Series) Shop Assistant
1992 Byker Grove (TV Series) Lorraine
1993 Fighting for Gemma (TV Movie) Vivien Hope
1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front (TV Series) Mel
1994 Finney (TV Series) Suzie
1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series) Lisa Marie Parks
1997 A Touch of Frost (TV Series) W.P.C. Harman
1997 The Moth (TV Movie) Nancy Parkin
1998 Seesaw (TV Mini-Series) Donna
1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series) Jackie
1998 Picking up the Pieces (TV Series) Clare
1999 Peak Practice (TV Series) Kate Wallace
1999 City Central (TV Series) Kim Porter
2000 The Last Musketeer (TV Movie) Lena
2000-2003 Coronation Street (TV Series) Emma Watts / Emma Taylor
2005 Holby City (TV Series) Gina Calder
2006 The Afternoon Play (TV Series) Wendy Tyler
1994-2006 The Bill (TV Series) Helen Coles / DC Sue Donny
2009 The Royal (TV Series) Anna Whenby
2010 Joe Maddison's War (TV Movie) Polly Maddison
2004-2011 Doctors (TV Series) DI Eva Moore / Eva Moore / Linda Brennan
2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) Lily Cole
2012-2013 Wolfblood (TV Series) Emma Smith
1998-2014 Casualty (TV Series) Karen Sunderland / Helen Caffrey / Joy
2014 WPC 56 (TV Series) Stella Monckton
2015 This Is England '90 (TV Mini-Series) Stella
2016 Scott & Bailey (TV Series) Gina Mitchell
2016 Our Girl (TV Series) Grace Lane
2017 Black Eyed Susan (Short) (post-production)


  • After first being rejected first time around, Lonsdale then went on to graduate from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
  • Shortly before her 5th anniversary of wedding with Perry Fenwick, it was know that they were separated on February 11, 2010.
  • She has three children with her estranged husband Perry Fenwick: a daughter Lucy Fenwick (b. May 29, 2006), a son Jayden Fenwick (b. December 15, 2007), and a daughter Isabella May Fenwick (b. March 17, 2009).
  • Her "Coronation Street" (1960) character Emma Watts became the 15th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Emma had a son Ben (played by an unknown baby), born on 26 December 2001, almost 5 years older than Lucy.
  • Before she was married, her last name was Smith.

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