She has swapped her school uniform for an army one for the cinema reboot of Dad’s Army, and actress Emily Atack seems very much primed for the big-time.
Best known for playing the ridiculously good looking Charlotte “Big Jugs” Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners for a number of years.
Now, having moved on from her previous role which involved her being the subject of fantasy for teenage boys the length and breadth of the country, 26-year-old Emily is keen to start being known for some other acting roles.
Currently, she appears in Dad’s Army alongside big hitters including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Gambon and Bill Nighy and her former Inbetweeners co-star Black Harrison also stars in the movie playing Private Pike.
Emily plays Daphney, the wife of Private Walker, played by Daniel Mays, while Nighy plays Sergeant Wilson and Gambon is Private Godfrey. And Catherine Zeta-Jones appears as a journalist called Rose Winters in the film which held its premiere at London’s Leicester Square last night.
Emily has undergone a bit of an image underhaul since playing uber tanned Charlotte, and has build up an impressive Instagram following of over 30,000 due to her frequent posts.
She previously appeared in Dancing on Ice and also hit the headlines back in 2014 over her relationship with Harry Styles from One Direction.
That year, she admitted to having a brief relationship with the young singing lothario, saying: “Yeah, we had a short-lived thing. But we were never boyfriend and girlfriend. Harry and I had fun, then went in opposite directions. We haven’t spoken in a while.”
Showbiz and performing are very much in Emily’s blood – her mother is the actress, singer and comedian Kate Robbins and her father Keith was a member of Child and now performs as Bonnie Tyler’s guitarist.
She also counts Paul McCartney as her first cousin twice removed and is a Luton Town fan.
Seems like this one was always destined for bigger things.
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