Award winning actress Angela Griffin led an online Q&A, giving insight into her extension work in theatre, TV and film.
Angela has been working professionally since she was 13 years old and got her first serious break aged 16 in Coronation Street, where she won the National Television Award for Best Newcomer.
She has starred in numerous successful British television shows since, including Holby City, Cutting It, Waterloo Road, Boy Meets Girl, Waking The Dead, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, Brief Encounters and Ordinary Lies.
She recently played Detective Stevie Hall, the lead in Canadian cop drama The Detail, Astrid, an American manager alongside Idris Elba in Turn Up Charlie for Netflix, Lisa Cranston, a single minded journalist, alongside Rob Lowe in ITV’s Wild Bill, Elizabeth Harvey in Hulu (soon to be on BBC2), Harlots and Netflix drama White Lines.
During lockdown Angela filmed Isolation Stories for ITV and the comedy Dun Breedin’ for Youtube. Angela also branched out into directing whilst filming Dun Breedin’, shooting the finale, and she is hoping that this will be a springboard into a directing career.
As well as her NTA award Angela also won best actress twice at the EMMA Awards and collected the Best Actress award in 2017 at the Black Magic awards.
Angela has worked a lot in factual entertainment where she presented her own chat show Angela & Friends for 146 live episodes, travelled with the ambulance service for Emergency with Angela Griffin and presented live from the red carpet at both the Golden Globes and The Academy Awards. In 2018 she stepped onto the red sofa to co-present on the BBC flagship show The One Show.
Her theatre credits include One Man, Two Guvnors, Breeders, Stepping Out, (where Angela had to learn to tap dance from scratch) Dryden’s The Captive Queen at the Globe, Building The Wall at the Park theatre and The Tyler Sisters at Hampstead Theatre.