Natalie J. Robb
Natalie Joy Robb
3 December 1974
Natalie Joy Robb (born 3 December 1974) is a Scottish actress and singer. She played the roles of Trish McDonald in the Scottish Television soap opera Take the High Road (1990–1999) and Jude Carlyle in the BBC soap opera Doctors (2001–2004). Since 2009, she has portrayed the role of Moira Barton in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. Her other television roles include Dream Team (2000–2001) and The Bill (2004–2005).
Robb was born on 3 December 1974, as the youngest of three, she has an older sister and brother. As a child, Robb attended weekend drama groups in Glasgow, where she was discovered by director Alan Macmillan, later going to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Robb was also in a band called The Kinky People.
Robb made her screen debut as a nine-year-old, starring in an STV docudrama alongside Tom Conti. At 13, she was awarded the BBC Young Entertainer of the Year award on kids' TV show, Going Live!. At the age of 14, she was cast in the role of Trish McDonald in the Scottish soap opera Take the High Road. She then appeared in the Sky One series Dream Team. Afterwards, she spent three years as Jude Carlyle in the BBC daytime soap opera Doctors, before leaving for a role as an undercover journalist posing as a police officer PC Andrea Dunbar in The Bill. Robb appeared in EastEnders in July 2006 as Gemma Clewes, the mistress of Max Branning (Jake Wood). In July 2008, she appeared in The Shepherd: Border Patrol with Jean-Claude Van Damme, where she played Ramona Garcia. In 2009, she played the part of a counsellor in the BBC school drama Waterloo Road. Later in 2009, it was announced that Robb had joined the cast of Emmerdale as part of a new farming family, the Bartons. Robb made her Emmerdale debut as Moira Barton on 17 July 2009.
|1990–1999||Take The High Road||Trish McDonald||Regular role|
|1992||Taggart||Episode: "Violent Delights"||Sheila MacIntosh|
|1999||Sunburn||Maria Ioannides||Regular role|
|2000–2001||Dream Team||Lizzie Conlon|
|2001||London's Burning||Kate||Recurring role|
|2001–2004||Doctors||Dr. Jude Carlyle||Regular role|
|2004–2005||The Bill||PC Andrea Dunbar||Regular role|
|2005||Where The Heart Is||Laura Miller|
|Holby City||Kirsty Winton||Recurring role|
|Waking The Dead||Emma Lloyd||Guest role|
|2006||Good Girl Bad Girl||Nun||Guest role|
|New Tricks||Isabella Gennaro||Guest role|
|EastEnders||Gemma Clewes||Recurring role|
|Sea of Souls||Carla Vigo||Guest role|
|2008||The Shepherd: Border Patrol||Captain Ramona Garcia|
|2009||Waterloo Road||Charlotte Monk||Guest role|
|2009–present||Emmerdale||Moira Barton||Regular role|
|2011||Paddy & Marlon’s Big Night In||Moira Barton||Main role|
|2014||All Star Family Fortunes||Herself||Contestant (with Emmerdale)|
- "Moira Barton (now dingle) played by Natalie J Robb". What's on TV. IPC Media. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Is Moira leaving Emmerdale for good as she makes a shock exit?". Metro. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- Killelea, Amanda (20 October 2019). "Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb says men want her to be Mucky Moira in real life". mirror. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (3 January 2020). "Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb says troubled Moira can turn her life around". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- "Emmerdale's Scots actress Natalie Robb reveals how her mum was sexually abused as child". Daily Record. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- "Five Fast Facts About British Soap Star Natalie J. Robb". Soap Hub. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- "Natalie J Robb – things you didn't know about the Emmerdale star". What's on TV. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
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- "Emmerdale Moira star Natalie J Robb looks completely different in Doctors throwback". Daily Star. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- "'Emmerdale' casts 'sexy' farming family". Digital Spy. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2020.