Emma Bryant Biography
Below is a reasonably brief background to and how I from being an insurance sales to an established comedy actress and prankster…..
I grew up in a small village near Bristol, where I attended school and gained straight A and A* GCSE and A Level qualifications, whilst also attending theatre classes for five years, and starring in several musical productions, including “Oliver Twist” and “A Midsummer Night’ Dream”. I got my first part time job at the age of 17 in an electronics shop, working as an assistant.
training course in marketing and business management, gaining two advanced diplomas, followed by a full time sales management role for a prestigious insurance firm based in the South West, where I eventually became the branch manager. Whilst attending a runway show in Cardiff, I was scouted by a talent agency and soon after featured in several regional catalogues, modelling women’s fashions and accessories.
This soon progressed into regular part time work, and eventually a full time role, when the insurance firm I worked for relocated to London. I was invited to keep my role and relocate with them, however this was not possible. I went on to enjoy a successful career in the glamour/adult industry, having worked for established companies such as Playboy, Hustler and Page 3 of The Sun newspaper.
It was through experiencing personal tragedy in the form of a severely abusive relationship that I further realised my true passion was not for posing and looking pretty in front of the camera, but in fact for entertaining, and making people laugh. Through my many contacts gained through my modelling career and previous theatre training, I secured small supporting roles in Season 4 of Game Of Thrones, Brit feature film “FILTH”, which also stars James McAvoy. I soon went on to undertake roles in a feature film acting alongside the late Eastenders star Leslie Grantham (and performed a stand up routine at the premiere in a tribute to him), and I also star alongside Bond villain and iconic British actor, Steven Berkoff, in the first British virtual reality feature film, which was a huge honour!
I also proudly hold the title of Britain’s only female professional “Prankster”, having performed in many viral hidden camera pranks for popular YouTube channels. Several national tabloids including The Daily Mirror and The Sun have written extremely positive articles about my battle to overcome domestic violence and pursue my dream career in acting and comedy. I have also gained the attention of online entertainment websites “LAD Bible” and “UniLad”, who have published several articles praising my comedy videos and career/lifestyle transition. My story also reached my local newspaper, the Crawley News, who I am now also a columnist for. I have also recently established myself as a freelance writer, regularly submitting pieces to several online and printed publications of various genres, alongside this website/blog, oBvIoUsLy. In November 2019 I was elected as an official media spokesperson for the women’s charity, Refuge UK, speaking of my experiences of surviving domestic abuse, and encouraging other women to share their stories.
I currently work as an actress, comedian and media spokesperson for Refuge UK. I am very much looking forward to being a part of many more exciting projects, as we step into the decade of 2020!