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Eva Rebecca Pope (born 16 November 1967) is an English actress. She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She is known for her roles as Tanya Pooley in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, from 1993 to 1994, Stephanie Jacobs in the Sky One drama, Dream Team, from 1997 to 1998, headteacher, Rachel Mason in the BBC One school-based drama series, Waterloo Road, from 2007–2010 and Matron, Gertrude Bottomly in the CBBC children's drama series, Hetty Feather, from 2015 to 2020.
Her first major role was playing the villainous, Tanya Pooley in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, from 1993 to 1994. Since then, she has made appearances in Cold Feet, The Bill, Heartbeat, Peak Practice (as Claire Brightwell), Men of the World, Holby City, Casualty, Strictly Confidential, Adventure Inc., Vincent (as Cathy Gallagher), Bad Girls as prison governess Frances Myers, Life on Mars, Sorted, Spooks: Code 9 and the film Shadow Man. From November 2007 to July 2010, she appeared as headteacher, Rachel Mason in the BBC One school-based drama series, Waterloo Road.
Her theatre credits include roles in The Comedy of Errors, Turkey Time and Hobson's Choice. She is a regular performer (and part of the original cast) of the international touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners and in November 2007, appeared at the Théâtre Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, directed by Marc Sinden, as part of his British Theatre Season, Monaco.
In March 2011, Pope starred as Ellie in the BBC One daytime drama 32 Brinkburn Street. She starred in Being Sold the Movie, which premiered on 19 June 2011. On 13 August 2011, Eva Pope starred as policewoman Simone Grayson on Casualty in the first episode of series 26. She appeared in the third series of Moving On on 16 November 2011 playing Michelle. She appeared in the Season 20 Episode 5 and 6 of BBC Forensic Drama Silent Witness as DI Heather Ashton.
|2011||Being Sold||Lara Foster|
|1993–1994||Coronation Street||Tanya Pooley||Regular role; 142 episodes|
|1995||Men of the World||Becky||5 episodes|
|Under the Skin||Lisa||Television film|
|Casualty||Josie Barker||Episode: "Do You Believe in Fairies?"|
|1997||Heartbeat||Sharma||Episode: "Peace and Quiet"|
|Peak Practice||Sally Gillespie||Episode: "Lost Feelings"|
|1997–1998||Dream Team||Stephanie Jacobs||Regular role; 64 episodes|
|Cold Feet||Trixie||Episode #1.3|
|McCallum||Dr. Charley Fielding||Episode: "Beyond Good and Evil"|
|1999||Four Fathers||Kathy Starkie||TV mini-series|
|2000||Peak Practice||Karen||Episode: "And Then There Were Two"|
|The Bill||Geraldine/Linda||Episode: "Scoop"|
|My Fragile Heart||Ruby Mason||Television film|
|2001–2002||Peak Practice||Claire Brightwell||Regular role, 10 episodes|
|2002||Nice Guy Eddie||Susannah King||1 episode|
|2003||Adventure Inc.||Fiona Gray||Episode: "Legacy of a Pirate"|
|The Eustace Bros.||Catherine||1 episode|
|Holby City||Caroline Dewer||2 episodes|
|2004||Bad Girls||Frances Myers||Regular role, 12 episodes|
|2005||Vincent||Cathy Gallagher||2 episodes|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Jane Caulfield||Episode: "Guardian Angel"|
|Sorted||Kathy||Regular role, 6 episodes|
|Strictly Confidential||DS Angie Morton|
|2007||Life on Mars||Carol Twilling||1 episode|
|2007–2010||Waterloo Road||Rachel Mason||Regular role; 52 episodes (series 3–5)|
|2008||Spooks: Code 9||Hamilton||1 episode|
|2011||32 Brinkburn Street||Ellie||TV mini-series|
|Casualty||Simone Grayson||Episode: "Partners"|
|Law & Order: UK||Renay Everett||Episode: "Line Up"|
|Moving On||Michelle||Episode: "Punter"|
|2013||Holby City||Laura Edison||3 episodes|
|2015||New Tricks||Clara Bishop||Episode: "The Fame Game"|
|2015–2020||Hetty Feather||Matron Bottomly||Regular role; 33 episodes|
|2016||The Dumping Ground||Episode: "Floss the Foundling"|
|2017||Silent Witness||DI Heather Ashton||Episode: "Remembrance"|
|2019||Deep Cuts||Bridget McFadden||TV mini-series|
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- "EVA SO SEDUCTIVE". web.archive.org. 22 January 2002.