Based in London, Emer Gillespie is a multi-hyphenate talent. She began as an actor, first appearing on TV at the age of 16 on the BBC with Stephen Rae and Liam Neeson. Since then, she has appeared extensively in film and television such as, Peter Greenaway’s THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER, CHIMERA for ITV, and ULTRAVIOLET with Idris Elba and playing opposite Ian Charleson and Ian Richardson in TROUBLES.
Emer was hired by eOne to write the feature film, UNDERCARD, about the world- champion female featherweight boxer, Deirdre Gogarty. She has also been commissioned by Netflix to develop an original action thriller feature franchise. In 2018, Emer was hired to write the script for SALT 2 for Sony Pictures, working closely with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and with Angelina Jolie in the title role.
Most recently, Emer has been showrunning a female led thriller set during WW II. She was part of the writing team for Dustin Lance Black’s new series, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN for FX which has been greenlit. FX has also hired Emer to adapt Julie Mayhew’s novel, IMPOSSIBLE CAUSES as a limited series. She is also developing an original witness protection thriller for TV with Tiger Aspect in the UK. She is working on a feature about Joan of Arc for 42 and female thriller GIRLS’S NIGHT OUT, and is developing a television remake of a 90s thriller with New Regency.
Previously, Emer was part of the team creating the third season of the Netflix series, MARCELLA.