Inside The Syndicate star Emily Head’s life and career including her famous dad and Inbetweeners and Emmerdale friends

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Whether you’ve tuned in to watch her in Channel 4’s The Inbetweeners or ITV’s Emmerdale, you’ll no doubt have watched Emily Head on the small screen.

Now, the actress is appearing on the box again – this time as a lead role in BBC One’s The Syndicate.

In the show, Emily plays Colette, a dog kennel worker who wins big when her and her colleague’s numbers come in in the lottery. But is all as it initially appears?

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While the 32 year old’s latest project is certain to have viewers hooked, it’s far from her first brush with stardom.

In fact, Emily’s very first TV job was when she was only a teen, appearing in an episode of Trial and Retribution.

However, it’s hardly surprising considering acting really is in Emily’s blood.

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Emily recently told OK Magazine that she and her actress sister Daisy were bitten by the bug from a young age, in part thanks to watching their dad, actor Anthony Head, working as they grew up.

Brit actor Anthony rose to fame with the Gold Blend coffee adverts, before going on to find international stardom thanks to his role as Rupert Giles in smash hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Emily told us: “Because I’d grown up watching my dad on TV, it never really occurred to me that he was or wasn’t [famous].”

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“Obviously the [Nescafe Gold Blend] coffee adverts had been famous for people of my parents’ generation, so he’d always been recognisable,” she continued.

“Then Buffy elevated his level of recognisability, but that happened in America before it came to England.”

While Emily’s dad was cautious about his daughter following in his footsteps, he had no reason to worry, as Emily has since gone on to carve out a very successful career.

Her two best known roles to date have been as school girl Carli in The Inbetweeners and Emmerdale’s Rebecca White, a part she played until 2018.

Understandably, both have a special place in Emily’s heart, and the actress recently revealed she’s still in touch with many of her former co-stars.

Speaking about her lasting bond with The Inbetweeners boys, Emily told us: “We’re all friendly. I’m still very close to Blake [Harrison, who played Neil] He and his wife are good friends of mine.”

Emily, who lives in London with her boyfriend Jarrod, continued: “We’ve all tried so many times to catch up and then something happens. But we saw each other at the reunion show and it was nice to catch up and see how they all are.”

However, the star ruled out any talk of another series, or reunion film, saying she wasn’t sure it would work as well now that they’re all grown up.

She explained: “I don’t know how you would revisit them after all this time because they would be adults.”

“When someone gets drunk because they’re nervous and they turn up at someone’s house and throw up all over their kitchen, you’re endeared to that character because everyone knows someone who’s got a bit too drunk. But it’s not endearing when an adult spray paints someone’s driveway!”

Emily stars in The Syndicate, Tuesdays, 9pm, BBC One

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