Emily Lloyd

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Emily Lloyd (born Emily Lloyd-Pack on September 29, 1970 in London ) is a British actress .


Emily Lloyd comes from a family of actors. Her father, Roger Lloyd-Pack, was a well-known stage actor and known to British audiences from the television series Only Fools and Horses . Her grandfather, Charles Lloyd Pack, has appeared in films such as Agatha Christie's Murder in the Mirror , If , Lord of the Three Worlds , Bank Heist of the Century and Dracula . Her mother, Sheila Hughes, was a theater agent and worked for Harold Pinter as a secretary for years .

When Lloyd was two years old, the parents divorced. She and her younger sister Charlotte grew up with their mother. Because of her undisciplined behavior, she was thrown from school and also at the drama school, the renowned Conti School in London, she did not stay long. Her big chance, however, came when British director David Leland selected her from several hundred applicants for the role of Lynda in his film Wish You Were Here . The film is loosely based on the childhood memories of the scandal puff mother, Cynthia Payne . At the world premiere at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival , Wish You Were Here received mostly positive reviews and Emily Lloyd was hailed as a fresh young talent. In late 1987 she received the Evening Standard British Film Award and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress of 1987. In 1988 she was nominated for Best Actress for the British Film Awards (BAFTA), which she did not win.

From 1988 there were the first offers from Hollywood. In the comedy Cookie , Lloyd played the freaky daughter of a mafia boss alongside Dianne Wiest , Peter Falk and Jerry Lewis . Susan Seidelman's uninspired film hit US cinemas a year late and totally flopped. Shortly after Cookie came back from Hell by Norman Jewison in theaters. This novel adaptation (based on the book Born in America by Bobbie Ann Mason) is about Samantha, a young girl who tries to understand the role of the fallen father in the Vietnam War. Bruce Willis plays her uncle, a Vietnam veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Her next film was Chicago Joe and the Showgirl . This film is based on the essay Decline of the English Murder by George Orwell , in which he describes a true murder case from the 1940s . Two young people - an underage showgirl (who dreams of a great acting career) and a GI (played by Kiefer Sutherland ) meet by chance. They kill three people and the GI is the only American soldier in Britain to be executed.

In 1992 she starred in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of the novel From the Middle A River by Robert Redford, the friend and future wife of the main character Norman Maclean , on whose memories this novel is based. At their side acted Craig Sheffer , Tom Skerritt and Brad Pitt .

In the years that followed, Emily Lloyd fell silent. She starred in B-films that were largely ignored by audiences and critics. In 1997, she received a small supporting role in the film Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom .

In 1997 she was in India to make a film about a blind girl. There she also wanted to visit the Dalai Lama . However, she was attacked and bitten by his dogs. Later medical examinations revealed that she suffered from attention deficit disorder. In 2003 she made her theater debut as Ophelia in Hamlet at the Shakespeare Festival in Leeds .

In 2002 she returned to the camera in the little-seen London indie drama The Honeytrap by Michael G. Gunther, where she starred in an impressive performance alongside Valerie Edmond, Anthony Green and Stuart McQuarrie.

In May 2013, Lloyd published her autobiography Wish I Was There .

In October 2014 she had a daughter with her partner Christian Jupp.



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  1. Emily Lloyd Biography (1970-) . Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  2. Emily Lloyd: I wish my dad 'Trigger' could have met his new granddaughter . In: Daily Mirror , May 9, 2015. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017.