Who is Jemma Carlton? | The Sun

IT TAKES a brave actress to take on the role of a person who was once dubbed "Britain's most hated woman".

Well that's exactly what Jemma Carlton did when she signed up to play Maxine Carr in Channel 5's Soham murders drama, Maxine.

Who is Jemma Carlton?

Newcomer Jemma is an actress who's breakthrough role came when she landed the lead role in Channel 5's Maxine.

Most of her acting credits so far have been for stage performances, with her Spotlight CV showing 10 roles on stage since 2018.

She played Max Mayfield in Secret Cinema's rendition of Stranger Things; Kelly in Shut Up and Drive; and young Melinda in Dead Lies.

Jemma has also had roles in three short films, including The Poet, Kinesis, and Bus Stop, and also lists being skilled in ballet, and choral singing, 

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What TV shows has Jemma Carlton been in?

Some people may recognise Jemma from BBC One's comedy The Cleaner, starring Greg Davies as a crime scene cleaner.

She has also had a number of commercial credits, having starred in adverts for McDonalds, Rice Crispies and Vauxhall.

As mentioned Maxine is Jemma's first breakthrough acting role.

Playing child killer Ian Huntley's ex-fiancée Maxine Carr, certainly came with its challenges.

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Carr famously gave Huntley a false alibi after he killed 10-year-old schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

In Maxine, she stars opposite Line of Duty star Scott Reid, who plays evil Huntley.

Speaking to the Mirror about playing Carr, she said: "When we finished filming, I was so tired from carrying the weight of Maxine as a character.

"When me and Scott are in these characters, it’s a really difficult and dark thing.

"So by the end of the day, when we were out of them, we would always listen to some music. I have a playlist when I am in role, and one when I am out.

"It helps with the ‘de-robing’ of her. I am such a big Beyoncé fan. It is such a different mood, and it helps massively."

Jemma says Channel 5 reassured her the sensitive subject would be handled with care before she accepted the part.

She added of big-name actors playing serial killers Dennis Nilsen and Myra Hindley: "I’ve been drawn to performances like David Tennant in Des and Maxine Peake [in See No Evil].

"I felt Maxine was a mountain to climb as a part, but wanted to see how I can push myself in a complex real-life role."

Is Jemma Carlton on social media?

Jemma is very active on both Instagram and Twitter.

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You can follow her on Insta on her handle @jemmacarlton.

Over on Twitter, she can be found @jemcarlton.

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