Who is Emer Kenny? Wiki Bio
Emer Gwynne Morganna Kenny was born in Haringey, London, England, on 10 October 1989 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds British nationality. She is an actress and a screenwriter, who gained recognition after portraying the supporting character Kate in the drama movie “Freefall” in 2009, directed and written by Dominic Savage. The movie starred Dominic Cooper, Laura Ainsworth and Aidan Gillen, and follows Dave Matthews who is tricking people into purchasing his mortgages, which then brings them only headaches eventually leading them to bankruptcy. It was nominated for four awards, including a Banff Rockie for Best Made-for-TV Movie and two Golden Nymphs for Best UK Television Film.
Childhood and education
Emer was raised in Haringey alongside her three siblings by their father who was a car mechanic, and their mother who was working as a nurse at a local hospital. Emer became interested in acting at a very early age, after she began watching movies and TV series with her parents and siblings. She studied in Edgware at North London Collegiate School, where she was mostly focused on acting, appearing in nearly all the plays performed at school, as well as several at a local theatre. She was also sporting, as she was running track and playing soccer. She matriculated in 2006, and then decided to focus on making her way in the film industry rather than to pursuing a college degree.
Roles in movies
Emer made her debut film appearance in 2007, when she portrayed Gail in the British drama movie “Coming Down the Mountain” which starred Nicholas Hoult and Tommy Jessop, and is about two brothers – David and Ben – one of whom has Downs Syndrome; the film was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Single Drama in 2008. In 2009, Emer appeared as Rebecca in the comedy horror movie “Lesbian Vampire Killers”, which starred James Corden and Matthew Horne, and which is about two teenagers who are sent as a sacrifice to lesbian vampire killers who had enslaved the local town’s women. Although it received mostly poor reviews from viewers, the movie won an Audience Award for Best Film at the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
Emer’s latest performance in a movie has been in the drama film “Eric & Ernie” in 2011, which starred Reece Shearsmith, Josh Benson and Tom Atkinson, and which is about the comedy duo and a dance team Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The film was a hit, winning seven awards while it was nominated for 11 others.
Roles in TV series
Emer made her debut TV series appearance in 2010, when she was invited to portray the lead character Zsa Zsa Carter in the romantic crime drama series “EastEnders” appearing in a total of 56 episodes until 2014. The series also starred Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden and Pam St. Clement, and follows the lives of people living in Albert Square in the East End of London. The series has been airing since 1985, and has won 189 awards, and been nominated for 285 others.
In the same year, Emer appeared in the British internet soap opera “EastEnders: E20”, which is a spin-off from the original TV series.
In 2012, she was invited to portray the supporting character Danielle Reeves in the comedy drama series “Pramface”, which starred Scarlett Alice Johnson and Sean Michael Verey, and is about a teenager who impregnates a girl after they both get drunk at a party. In the same year, Emer appeared in the British comedy drama series “Beaver Falls”, the episode “A Lighter Note” of the British medical soap opera “Doctors”, and the episode “After the Party” of the British medical drama series “Holby City”.
The year 2013 saw her win her first lead role in a TV series, portraying Rachel in the sitcom “Badults” which also starred Jack Docherty and Katherine Ryan, and she then guest-starred in an episode of the sitcom “Siblings” in 2014. She went on to appear in a single episode of several series, such as the Irish crime drama “Red Rock” in 2016, the British-American period drama “Harlots” in 2018, and the British drama “Save Me” in 2020.
Since 2017, Emer has been portraying the main character Bunty Windermere in the crime drama mystery series “Father Brown” which also stars Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, and John Burton and which is about a Catholic Priest who solves mysteries in an English village. The series counts nine seasons as it has been airing since 2013, and it was nominated for a Broadcast Award for Best Daytime Programme in 2014.
Love life and relationships. Is she pregnant?
Emer met Rick Edwards while they were shooting together for a TV series in 2011, and they started dating. On 28 May 2016, the two married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family, and there have recently been rumors circulating the internet about Emer being pregnant with their child, however, it appears as Emer and Rick aren’t planning on having children anytime soon, as they are both focused on their careers.
Before meeting Rick, Emer was in a long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart – the two dated for nearly five years but split due to what appears to be jealousy issues due to Emer’s successful career as an actress.
— Emer Kenny (@MissEmerKenny) April 16, 2020
Hobbies and other interests
Emer is a huge lover of animals, and has a pet cat which can often be seen featured in the pictures she uploads onto her Instagram account. She is interested in all kinds of arts, especially photography, and has stated how she would have become a professional photographer if her acting career hadn’t worked out. She is physically active as she has several training sessions at the gym each week, while she is also following a strict diet and is focused on eating fruits and vegetables while avoiding fast food and sugar. She is keen on travelling, and has been to many European countries including France and Italy while she has also been to the US on several occasions, visiting states such as New York and California.
Emer enjoys watching movies in her spare time, and some of favorite actors and actresses are Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench while some of her favorite movies are “Thor”, “The Dark Tower”, and “Beasts of No Nation”.
Appearance and other interests
Emer is 30 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million, while her husband’s net worth is reputedly over $1 million.
Who is Rick Edwards, Emer’s husband? Wiki Bio
Richard Philip Edwards was born in Enfield, London, England on 20 May 1979 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds British nationality. He is a journalist, TV presenter and a screenwriter, perhaps best known for having presented the TV program “T4” on Channel 4.
Rick Edwards and Emer Kenny at the Sunday Times Style Christmas Party at Tramp Members Club, Jermyn Street
Rick was raised a single child in Enfield by his father who was a lawyer, and his mother who was teaching at a local high school. He attended Churcher’s College in Petersfield, where he was physically active playing several sports such as soccer and basketball. Upon matriculation in 1997, he enrolled at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he began studying mathematics but soon switched to natural sciences. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001.
He launched his career in 1999, and hosted a variety of shows until 2005, when he was invited to host the radio show “Weekender”, working on it until 10 January 2009. In 2011, he began hosting the British reality game show “Tool Academy” before serving as a commentator for the 2012 Paralympics.
He started hosting the political discussion program “Free Speech” in 2013 with Tina Daheley, a British journalist currently working for the BBC network.
Today, Rick is hosting the podcast “Science(ish)” together with Dr Michael Brooks, which is about how some of the unexplainable scenes in movies were shot. The podcast became a huge hit, and the duo has written the book “Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind The Movies” which, after being published in October 2017, became a hit on Amazon.
Emer is also an actor, as he has starred in the British comedy series “Drunk History” in 2016 and 2017, which currently stars Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur and Craig Cackowski, and is about celebrities who are trying to recreate an event from British history while being drunk. The series is a hit, as it has won three awards including one Primetime Emmy.