Gemma Langford

Gemma Langford

Playwright / actress / Mentor / Games writer

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a Manchester born actress and playwright.

I trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic art, where I was awarded the National Lottery Bursary and further financial support from Sir Richard Attenborough. In a wide-ranging career, I have appeared on stage with companies including The Royal Exchange and Northampton Royal Theatre. TV credits include Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and The Broken Commandments for the BBC. I have also worked with the LSW Prison Project bringing Shakespeare to inmates both as an actress and a workshop leader.

In 2007, I won a bursary to study at the Arvon Foundation. In 2008, my first full-length play We Were Here was longlisted for the prestigious Bruntwood prize. In 2009 I then went on to win a highly sought after place on the Jerwood Mentoring Scheme, where I was mentored by esteemed playwright Colin Teevan.
I was then chosen by the Royal Exchange Theatre to be one of “The Twelve” before becoming writer in residence for Theatre503 as part of the “503five”.

I have recently branched out into writing story and dialogue for video games and am currently the in-house writer for the Bafta winning Games Developer Ghost Town Games. I am also a workshop leader in writing and acting while being a mentor for young artists from financially challenged backgrounds as part of the Villiers Park Trust.


Acting - Diploma - Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002



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