Photos with Roxanne Pallett
BiographyCarlisle, Cumbria, England, UK
Roxanne Pallett is a British actress, best known and loved for playing Jo Stiles (Sugden) in ITV's 'Emmerdale' (2005-2008). She grabbed the nation's attention in her screen debut and later broke millions of hearts as the victim of 2010's biggest domestic abuse storyline on screen. The dramatic performances earned the actress 6 nominations and huge critical acclaim for her emotional portrayal as the vulnerable Jo. Pallett chose to leave the show in 2009 to "earn her stripes and find new characters". Read more... banger'. Pallett then treaded the boards in three lead consecutive theatre roles, 1950's musical 'Rock Around The Clock', Eve Ensler's UK tour 'The Vagina Monologues' and the two-hander play "Satin 'n' Steel", winning as much credibility and popularity on stage as she previously did on screen. She then surprised her audience by playing 17 year old troubled school girl Shelby Dixon in BBC's Waterloo Road, a role that was ten years younger than the actress herself in real life. 2012 was a huge year for Pallett when she was cast as the lead role of Sarah McColl in British film 'Devil's Tower' when she originally walked in to audition for a smaller part as the friend. After shooting the intense horror film, Pallett then began filming an urban comedy for Kaleidoscope Pictures, 'It's A Lot' playing the quirky college misfit Louise. In 2013 Pallett beat a whole host of musical theatre talent to the lead role of Janet Weiss in the 40th anniversary UK tour of 'The Rocky Horror Show' which saw her transform yet again, this time into a 1950's blonde All-American sweetheart. Pallett then went straight into her next stage role as Shelley for The Royal Court in 'Ladies Day'. The play proved to be her biggest on stage challenge to date, due to the role being 'scouse' and Pallett being the only non Liverpudlian actor in the cast. She won rave reviews for her comedic timing and flawless 'scouse' accent. The actress began shooting British film 'The Violators' in 2014 and then flew straight out to shoot for 20th Century Fox in American horror film Wrong Turn 6 in the spring of 2014. She has reportedly shunned the celebrity lifestyle and lucrative offers to concentrate on acting. Despite having a successful career on both stage and screen, Pallett decided to apply for training at RADA during her summer and studied Contemporary Drama at the prestigious Royal Academy. Most recently she has been working with the BAFTA acclaimed playwright John Godber on his play 'On The Piste' which toured theatres in the UK. Pallett declined offers for celebrity shows in favour of staying focused and dedicated to her love of theatre and once again, won rave reviews for her comedic performance.