Actor and producer Anna Wilson-Jones, best known for her roles in Monarch of the Glen, Spaced, Black Mirror and Hotel Babylon, recently returned to screens as series regular Lady Emma Portman in the third series of ITV’s Victoria. Anna will also join the cast of the third series of Hulu/Amazon Prime’s eighteenth century drama series Harlots, alongside Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lesley Manville and Liv Tyler.
Later this year brings A Confession (from screenwriter Jeﬀ
Pope, starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton, based on Stephen Fulcher’s book A Confession) – a six-part drama about a very recent true story that calls into question how the public want the police to behave when someone goes missing.
As a producer, Anna has recently created the story for and produced the short film Mr Shepherd Ploughs the Sea – from production company Seaplough Pictures which Anna runs with her husband, Steve John Shepherd, known for EastEnders and This Life, who has written the script and stars in the film.
Anna created and produced The Visitor (also written by and starring Steve) – which centres around a homeless man who breaks into a woman’s house which leads to a friendship forming between them. The short film premiered at the Manchester Film Festival and will travel around other festivals this year.
Anna has also produced and also appears in another short film called Ghosted, starring Alison Steadman. The comedy film is about a woman who becomes a psychic medium after she loses her husband. The film is currently in development for a TV series.
Anna is also a Prince’s Trust Ambassador and works very regularly with the charity on various projects with young people across the country.