Emma Williams on Love Story, Mrs Henderson Presents & An Officer and a Gentleman
Updated: Sep 24, 2019
Emma Williams has originated more roles in new musicals than you can count on one hand. Her credits include shows such as Zorro, Love Story, Mrs Henderson Presents, Half a Sixpence and White Christmas. Emma's been working as an actress since she was a teenager when she starred alongside Steve Coogan in the film The Parole Officer.
She's currently on tour in a new stage adaptation of An Officer and a Gentleman, based on the1982 film, which - did you know - is only the second film to use the C word (she gave great trivia). Emma plays Paula - the role played by Debra Winger.
This show is a bit of a departure from roles she's previously played. You'd never catch Jenny in Love Story belting out Alone by Heart (although, sidebar, how great would that be?).
We recently caught up at the Wycombe Swan, a week or so after Emma got married. She and her new husband, James - a drummer, are both on tour with different shows, and trying to navigate regular meetups between stops.
An Officer and a Gentleman the musical is touring the UK until 15th September 2018.