Hi, I'm Emma Waters and I played Katy Fraser in series 23 and 24 of Grange Hill. Want to know more? Read on...
DOB: 12 January 1984

TV: Katy Fraser in GRANGE HILL (BBC 2000-2001). Grange Hill was the first thing I attempted and I haven't done anything back in Australia; no films or radio either.

EMMA ON KATY: The character of Katy was generally centred on me, with the love of sports and being somewhat of a tomboy. I don't share the same absolute love for cooking as Katy had. I think Katy was too good and a bit too sarcastic and cutting for my liking in general, however, it gave me a chance to see what it would be like to be nasty and it could be done every so often.

ON FAME: As Grange HIll was my first experience acting, I was really nervous but the cast and crew members made it so easy. It was a really good atmosphere and it made my stay in London that bit more diverse and enjoyable. I didn't really understand the backing that Grange Hill had at first, when I realised I think it made the experience that extra bit special.
Emma Waters

As far as I could tell, everyone was friendly and nice to each other. As with all teenagers though, there was the occasional disagreement that turned people against each other, but they were resolved fairly quickly. I made friends with pretty much everyone on the cast, but I really got to know the producer (Jo Ward), John Hudson and of course Jude (Miss Fraser).

I think it was just realising the effort, time and patience it takes to make a tv series and incorporating that into understanding the making of movies. Some of the scenes were fun to film, the one where I fell over throwing the boomerang was embarassing, and it was challenging trying to fall properly. Probably the most memorable was one where we were filming on location on the day of the eclipse, so filming had to be stopped when it went dark outside, so we rushed out and the camera guys had made some glasses so we could have a look, it was spectacular and very different from anything else.

FAMILY: I live with my Mum, Dad and one of my brothers in Canberra. My other brother lives nearby with two boys, so I have 2 nephews, ages 3 and 6.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I like playing sports and have recently taken up soccer (football) and inddor cricket. I enjoy going out with friends to the pub to play pool. I like a wide variety of music, rock-pop-dance.

WHERE AM I NOW? I probably won't go back into acting, I never considered it as a career and while I was doing it my opinion changed, but as I haven't followed it up yet, I will do other things. At the moment I am going to concentrate on finishing uni and then travelling around.

Many thanks to Emma for her help

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