Gemma was a member of Oldham Theatre Workshop, and as a child appeared in many lead roles for BBC, Granada and Yorkshire TV.
Cast at 16 in the Manchester production of Les Miserables, she was offered the role of Eponine in the West End at 17 years old.
Gemma created the roles of; Mrs Lester in Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre) and Serena Katz in Fame (Cambridge Theatre).
Other Theatre includes: Cinderella’s Mother in Into The Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (Salisbury Playhouse), Mrs Darling in Peter Pan (Sheffield Lyceum), Angela in (New Wolsey), Faith in The Naked Truth (UK Tour), Adele in Dreamers, Charity in Sweet Charity, Jo in Union Street, Fairy Bubbles in Jack And The Beanstalk (Oldham Coliseum), Miss Red in Shout! (Jermyn Street Theatre, London) and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (UK Tour).
Television Credits include: Chris Jacobs (series regular) in Family Affairs, Theresa Sullivan in Holby City, Mrs Brown in Harriet’s Army, Guest leads, Michaela Long, Rachel Meeson and Catherine Flemming in Doctors, Nurse Judy in Life on Mars Series 2, Marion Philips in Holby City, Lydia in and series regular Holly Painter in Wilderness Edge.
Film credits include: Emma- Louise in Victoria Wood’s Pat and Margaret (BBC) and Les Miserables (Universal Pictures).
Concerts: Les Miserables All Star Concert (Geilgud Theatre), My Fair Lady (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena), Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2); Les Miserables 10TH Anniversary (The Royal Albert Hall) and Eponine at a private performance of Les Miserables at Windsor Castle for Her Majesty The Queen.
Recordings include: Original London Cast Recordings for Betty Blue Eyes, Fame and Les Miserables 10th and 25th Anniversaries.