Casting news: Gillian Kearney joins Emmerdale
Finn finally tracks down his estranged mum, changing the lives of the Bartons forever.
After 22 years of absence, Emma Barton is a woman with a secretive past. With James and Moira’s affair now out in the open, viewers will be left wondering how the complex Emma will react when she finds out James also fathered a son, Adam with her sister in law, Moira.
Playing the part of Emma Barton will be Gillian Kearney , an actress with a wealth of television credits to her name - best known for her role in Brookside as Debbie McGrath.
Speaking to the actress, Gillian said: “As an avid fan of Emmerdale, I’m delighted to be playing Emma Barton. She’s a fascinating and complex character and I'm excited to find out what lies ahead for her. The team at Emmerdale have all made me feel really welcome and I'm loving being part of such a brilliant show.”
Kate Oates, Series Producer said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Gillian to the show. The arrival of Emma Barton has been long awaited, so her arrival is sureto cause fireworks in the volatile Barton family!”
Stay tuned as Emma Barton will be seen on screen from January. 2015 for the Bartons will definitely be an interesting year..