Updated 1st October 2003

Amy Nuttall who plays Emmerdale's Chloe Atkinson

Amy Nuttall

A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The following is one of those profiles.

Written by Paul Berridge 2000/2001

Former Bury Grammar school pupil Amy Nuttall (18) turns heads at the Woolpack as feisty career girl Chloe Atkinson.

The teenage starlet left Bury Grammar at the age of 13 to take up studies at the Arts Educational School in Hertfordshire. But her decision to pack in A-levels to concentrate on her stage and screen career has paid off handsomely. She earned the chance to play the part of Chloe after a successful screen test with Emmerdale actors Mark Charnock (Marlon) and Sheree Murphy (Tricia).

"Chloe's the sort of character who's disliked by most of the girls," said Amy, of Lostock. Bolton.

"She's a bit of a sex kitten. She's quite flirty with the boys but she's very intelligent, career-minded and worldly-wise," she added.

Capturing the TV role has capped a startling 18-months for Amy. In 2000 spring she beat hundreds of talented hopefuls to win her first professional role in Phantom of Opera. She understudied as lead character Christine in the acclaimed touring production and performed the lead role some 30 times, most recently at Manchester Opera House, despite being the youngest actor in the show.

"I've been extremely lucky considering Phantom was the first theatre job I went for and Emmerdale the first TV job I' ever auditioned for," she said.

"My friends and family are absolutely thrilled for me. It's all I have ever wanted to do. I wanted the Emmerdale part so badly as soon as I found out about it.

"I was sad to leave Phantom because I've had the most amazing time travelling all over the country, but they allowed me to finish my contract early so I could begin filming."

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Amy Nuttall attends the Royal Televison Society Awards in March 2003

Soap sweethearts find true love

Pure Soap news 4th March 2003


Real life soap sweethearts Amy Nuttall and Ben Freeman have both found 'the love of their lives', and have put last year's relationship difficulties firmly behind them.

The glamorous Emmerdale duo spoke about their mutual devotion after returning from a romantic break in Disneyland Paris.

There they took time out from their busy schedules to enjoy some intimate time together - and to insist a strain on their relationship late last year is now firmly behind them.

Amy, 20, who plays Chloe Atkinson played down the young lovers' much-reported problems in an interview with OK! magazine.

" Like any couple, Ben and I have had our ups and downs and disagreements. But despite what some tabloid stories may claim, we've never actually been driven apart."

Ben, 22, who plays Scott Windsor, was similarly positive about their prospects, but has, however, scotched rumours the couple are soon set to walk down the aisle

" I'm very happy as we are, I don't think there's any need to rush - there is no need to rush into things too quickly."

Amy agrees. On the subject of marriage, she said:

" We're still young, so there's no need for that yet.

" Settling down and having a family is further down the road. I love Ben, but we don't have to race the clock. Time is on our side and we enjoy that."

From The Newswires

Emmerdale star's on song


SOAP star Amy Nuttall is about to reveal her true hidden talent - her voice.
Amy, who plays Chloe in Emmerdale, is best known for her acting and sultry poses in men's magazines. But she is a trained singer and will soon take to the stage on her own concert tour.

Amy will perform songs from the musicals and the stage show will include a date in her home town Bolton this summer.

And she will be joined on stage for part of her performance by pupils at Bury Grammar School for Girls where she was once a pupil.

But Amy said soap fans can be reassured she is not preparing to quit Emmerdale to follow in the footsteps of actors-turned-singers like Kylie.

Amy, 20, said: "I love being in Emmerdale but this is just something else and I'm lucky that the schedule allows me to do it side-by-side.
" It'll be brilliant to get up there and I can't wait
" But I'm not leaving Emmerdale - I'm just lucky I can juggle the two things.
" For the future in terms of music I'd like to do my own thing - I'm not a classical singer but I'm not pop either.

" I'd like to think I'm a mixture of Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones. But I don't want to give up acting, I love Emmerdale too much and I've got some good storylines coming up. Later this year it might come out about Zoe and Scott's baby so that will be exciting."

At the age of 16 Amy auditioned for the Phantom of the Opera and was offered the role of first understudy on the Millennium tour.

Leading role
She stepped in several times and became the youngest actress ever to play the leading role of Christine in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

It was there she met Peter Karrie who plays the Phantom and who will be joining Amy in the concert tour, based around the musicals.
They will perform at Bolton Albert Halls on July 5 and at the Alhambra theatre in Bradford on September 11.

Other dates are planned for Liverpool in September and possibly at Manchester Opera House later in the year.

Amy said: "It'll be great to perform in Bolton as it's my home town.
" I've always loved musicals and when I was younger it was my only dream to end up on the stage.

" I love Emmerdale to bits but the buzz you get performing to a live audience is fantastic so I can't wait."


11 June 2003 - Is Scott interrupting something? ............ Pictured: (L-R) Syd (NATHAN GLADWELL), Chloe (AMY NUTTALL) and Scott (BEN FREEMAN).

BBC Pure Soap 30th January 2004

Emmerdale's Amy admires Kate's style

Emmerdale's Amy admires Kate's style

Emmerdale beauty Amy Nuttall has revealed the fashion icon she most admires - super model Kate Moss.

Amy, who plays Chloe Atkinson in the Dales soap, has wowed onlookers with a number of sexy, slinky and classy outfits at a series of soap award nights.

Amy revealed her inspiration is the once waif-like model Kate and the Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker.

" I think Kate Moss is amazing," Amy told the TV Times.

" She'd look good in a bin bag! No matter how short her skirts are, she never looks tarty.

" And I like Sarah Jessica Parker's style too."
Meanwhile, fans of EastEnders will notice a subtle change in the wardrobe of Sam Mitchell.
Kim Medcalf, who plays Sam, says her dress sense will change as she becomes more powerful.
" I've helped choose some sassy new outfits to match the new Sam," she said.

" This year will see a big change," she promised.

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