Fans of the soap opera Emmerdale might recognize the new face who is about to wreck havoc there.
According to a source, Martha Cope will join the serial opera in a “big plot” after surprising viewers in 2021 as Sandy Gibson, the mother of Dotty Cotton (Milly Zero).
The actor may also be familiar to Coronation Street viewers because she appeared in Weatherfield as Joanne, a lady Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) met on a singles’ night and afterwards found difficult to get rid of from his life.
Here is all you need to know about the actor and what her next part in the soap opera will entail before she arrives in the Dales.
Martha Cope: Who is she?
The 53-year-old Martha Cope is most known for her performances in British soap operas, including many Doctors appearances.
She has made guest appearances in Soapland’s Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and EastEnders in both minor and important roles.
The actor has appeared in Men Behaving Badly, Peak Practice, and Holby City, which TV viewers may recognize.
From 2002 to 2003, she also played the recurring role of Anna Gregory in the television series Family Affairs.
Between 1994 and 2008, she made seven appearances in The Bill in seven different characters.
She was born to performers Renny Lister and Kenneth Cope, thus it seems possible that she was always intended to be on television.
She portrayed whoever in EastEnders.
Fans of EastEnders will remember Martha most for her role as Sandy Gibson, Dotty Cotton’s mother, in the year 2021.
Sandy, who was originally portrayed by Caroline Pegg, became pregnant with Dotty as a result of a brief encounter she had with the renowned Nick Cotton (John Altman). Sandy originally kept her pregnancy a secret, but she eventually told Nick the whole truth while he was incarcerated.
After returning to Albert Square under Martha’s control, drug addict Sandy quickly started causing trouble by attempting to extort money from her daughter and fleeing on Christmas Eve after revealing that Dotty’s father was Rocky (Brian Conley) rather than Nick Cotton (John Altman).
Later, it was discovered that this was a deception because Rocky said he never had sex with Sandy, making it impossible for him to be Sandy’s father.
What role in Emmerdale will she play?
An source has revealed that Martha will play a significant role in a “major narrative” in the Dales after her dramatic time on Albert Square.
The Sun quoted a source as saying: “Martha will arrive later this year and launch a significant plot. Although she’s only appearing as a guest, her reputation in soap operas is unsurpassed, so she’s sure to win over admirers.