Emily Woof

Emily Woof (born 1967), is an English actress and author, best known for film roles including The Full Monty, The Woodlanders, Velvet Goldmine, Wondrous Oblivion, Silent Cry and The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse. Her father was Wordsworth Trust Director Dr Robert Woof. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Woof studied at Oxford University. Her first stage work was a trilogy of one-man plays: Sex, Sex 2, and Sex 3. Sections of these plays were written to be performed on a trapeze, which Woof had trained to use in Bristol after completing her degree. Parts in The Full Monty (1997), Photographing Fairies (1997), Velvet Goldmine (1998) and The Woodlanders (1998) established Emily Woof as one of Britain's leading young actresses. She has also appeared in several television roles, ranging from period dramas (Middlemarch; Oliver Twist) to contemporary drams (Killer Net) and comedy (The Ronni Ancona Show). For theatre she has written the Sex, Sex II, Sex III, and Revolver. For radio, Pianoman, Baby Love, and Home to The Black Sea. She has written and directed two short films, Between The Wars, and Meeting Helen.


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