Gemma Louise Atkinson (born 15
November 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English actress,
television personality and glamour and lingerie model.
Originally from Bury, Greater Manchester, Atkinson took her GCSEs at
Castlebrook High School before becoming a commercial and photographic
Atkinson has dated Cristiano Ronaldo and was engaged to Marcus Bent, but
they have since split up; she is now dating Liam Richards of Britain's Got
Atkinson rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 teenage soap
opera Hollyoaks. Atkinson and Marcus Patric (who played the character Ben
Davies) subsequently appeared in a "spin-off" series called Hollyoaks: Let
Loose for E4, in which their characters started a new life together in
Chester. This was followed by Hollyoaks: In the City, also screened on E4.
Other TV roles included appearing as herself in the pilot for Plus One,
part of the pilot series Comedy Showcase in October 2009. In early April
09 she finished filming for an episode of The Bill. She plays Ria Crossley
the girlfriend of a drug dealer. The episode will be shown at 9pm Thurs 15
Oct on ITV .
In film, Atkinson has appeared in the British independent film Boogie
Woogie, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in
June 2009. She has done filming for a forthcoming horror film called 13Hrs
in February 2009 and a new UK gangster film called Baseline in March 2009.
In theatre, Atkinson appeared in Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House
in December 2008. She took the title role alongside John Thomson who
played Captain Hook. Gemma is currently appearing in a West End production
of Tim Firth's Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward Theatre, from July 28 to
October 17 where she plays the character of Elaine.
Atkinson made her debut video game appearance in Command & Conquer: Red
Alert 3 (2008) in the role of Lt. Eva McKenna, which she reprised in
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising (2009). She also took part in EA's
"Be The One" event in Trafalgar Square on 29 October 2008, which forms
part of the London Games Festival.
Atkinson has also played Goldie Lookin Chain's love interest in the music
video for the single "R'n'B" and featured on the cover of the CD single
In early 2006, Atkinson underwent breast enlargement surgery, which took
her bra size to a 34E. She said in an interview that she lost weight due
to a fitness regime and her bust size declined and that the surgery then
gave them the original shape they once had.
Since launching her parallel career as a glamour model, Atkinson has
appeared in provocative photoshoots in lingerie and swimwear, for men's
magazines such as Arena, FHM, Loaded, Maxim, Zoo and Nuts. In October
2006, she appeared in three of the aforementioned magazines in one month,
becoming one of the most prolific celebrity glamour models in the UK. She
has also released calendars yearly since 2006, with the 2008 and 2009
being shot in Thailand.
Since 2006, she has appeared in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list, debuting at
number 32 in 2006; following her appearance on the cover of FHM, she moved
up to 23 in 2007; rising again to 18 in 2008 and falling to 81 in 2009.
She ranked number 46 in AskMen.com's 99 Sexiest Women of 2008.
Baseline (2010) .... Karen
Black Book (2010) (TV) .... Genie Collins
13Hrs (2010) .... Emily
"The Bill" .... Ria Crossley (1 episode, 2009)
- In the Know (2009) TV episode .... Ria Crossley
Boogie Woogie (2009/I) .... Charlotte Bailey
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising (2009) (VG) .... Lt. Eva
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008) (VG) .... Lt. Eva McKenna
"Hollyoaks: In the City" .... Lisa Hunter (20 episodes, 2006)
... aka In the City (USA)
- Episode #1.19 (2006) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.20 (2006) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.18 (2006) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.17 (2006) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.16 (2006) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
"Hollyoaks: Let Loose" .... Lisa Hunter (13 episodes, 2005)
- Episode #1.13 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.12 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.11 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.10 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode #1.9 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
"Hollyoaks" .... Lisa Hunter (110 episodes, 2001-2005)
- Episode dated 13 June 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode dated 8 June 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode dated 6 April 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode dated 11 February 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
- Episode dated 10 February 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Lisa Hunter
"Hollyoaks: After Hours" (2004) TV series .... Lisa Hunter