Emily Mortimer is an English actress and screenwriter and appears in the Pilot episode of Midsomer Murders The Killings at Badger's Drift. Emily was born in Hammersmith, London, England and studied at St Paul's Girls' School in west London, where she appeared in several pupil productions. She then went on to Oxford University, where she read Russian at Lincoln College and performed in several plays.
Before becoming an actress, Mortimer wrote a column for the Daily Telegraph, and was screenwriter for an adaptation of Lorna Sage's memoir, Bad Blood. Her Hollywood credits span 25 years and she is most recently appearing as Jane Banks in the 2018 production of Mary Poppins Returns.