Emily Lloyd

Actor
An enormously talented yet troubled British actress, Emily Lloyd dazzled international critics as a sharp-tongued, sexually precocious young woman in "Wish You Were Here" (1987). Named Best Actress by the National ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1970 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (17)

Riverworld 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

Furtive and Friendly Appearance (Actor)

Woundings 1998 (Movie)

Kim Patterson (Actor)

Boogie Boy 1997 (Movie)

Hester (Actor)

Dead Girl 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

Annie McGee (Actor)

When Saturday Comes 1997 (Movie)

Annie Doherty (Actor)

Strangers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Hula Moon 1995 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Livers Ain't Cheap 1994 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

Jesse Burns (Actor)

Scorchers 1991 (Movie)

Splendid (Actor)

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 (Movie)

Betty Jones--Georgina Grayson (Actor)

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

Cookie Voltecki (Actor)

In Country 1989 (Movie)

Samantha Hughes (Actor)

Wish You Were Here 1987 (Movie)

Lynda (Actor)

Override (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An enormously talented yet troubled British actress, Emily Lloyd dazzled international critics as a sharp-tongued, sexually precocious young woman in "Wish You Were Here" (1987). Named Best Actress by the National Society of Film Critics and nominated for a BAFTA, Lloyd's star-making performance helped her make the leap to Hollywood. After lead turns in the mob comedy "Cookie" (1989) and the Vietnam War drama "In Country" (1989), she scored a lovely supporting role in Robert Redford's Oscar-winning "A River Runs Through It" (1992). Despite her rapid ascent, her career and life quickly seemed to fall apart. Dogged by a reputation for being difficult after being fired from several films and quitting a 1997 West End production of "Pygmalion," Lloyd experienced a complete breakdown before falling off the public radar. She later discussed the extent of her mental illnesses, revealing that she had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, attention deficit disorder and chronic insomnia. Although fans and critics held out hope that she would earn the opportunity to live up to her full professional and artistic potential, Emily Lloyd was frank about the fact that she still had a long way to go, health-wise, before she could attempt a comeback.

Relationships

Sheila Ball

Mother
was secretary to Harold Pinter divorced from Lloyd's father c. 1973

Roger Pack

Father
born 1944 divorced from Lloyd's mother c. 1973

Charles Pack

Grandfather
born 1905 died 1983

EDUCATION

Italia Conti School

Milestones

1999

Revealed her struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder to London's DAILY MAIL in April

1997

Played a novice journalist in Michael Winterbottom's "Welcome to Sarajevo"

1994

US TV debut, the Showtime movie "Override", directed by Danny Glover

1992

Had supporting role as love interest to Craig Sheffer's Norman MacLean in "A RIver Runs Through It"

1989

American film debut, "Cookie"

1987

Film debut in "Wish You Were Here"; had originally been rejected for the role

Began acting as a teenager in her native England

Bonus Trivia

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In April 1999, Lloyd revealed that during a 1996 trip to India to seek guidance from the Dalai Lama over a long-term depression, she was bitten by a dog that triggered a condition of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which in turn made it difficult for her to work.

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