Samantha Giles Biography
Samantha Giles born Samantha Elizabeth Giles is an English actress. She was born on 2 July 1971 in Maidstone, Kent, England. She is best known for playing Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale and Sally Boothe in Where the Heart Is.
Giles’s other TV credits are Doctors, Dangerfield, Coronation Street and Midnight Man. Her stage credits include A Taste of Honey (as Helen), Dead Funny (Lisa), and Season’s Greetings (Belinda). She has a degree in English and Drama from Bristol University.
Samantha Giles Age
Samantha Giles was born on 2 July 1971 in Maidstone, Kent, England.Samantha Giles
Samantha Giles Husband
Samantha Giles is married to her production manager husband Sean Pritchard. She married husband Sean in a register office with only two friends as witnesses. They share two daughters Olivia Pritchard and Eve Pritchard. She was previously married to Nick Moore.
Samantha Giles Children
Samantha Giles and her production manager husband Sean Pritchard have two children Eve Pritchard who was born in 2009 and Olivia Pritchard who was born in 2012.
Samantha Giles Family
Samantha Giles was born and grew up in Maidstone, Kent, England with her sister named Suzanne. She lives in Liverpool with her production manager husband Sean Pritchard and their children Eve and Olivia.
Samantha Giles Sister
Samantha Giles has a younger sister named Suzanne Giles.
Samantha Giles as Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale
Bernice Blackstock is daughter to Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) and Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower). She first appeared in the Dales in 1998 and worked as a barmaid in The Woolpack and later became the landlady. She currently works as a beautician.
Bernice is unlucky in love and has been married three times. Off-screen to Anthony Binns, the second time to Ashley Thomas in 2000 and to Lawrence White in 2015.
She has a half-brother Paul Lambert (Matthew Bose) and a half-sister Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler). Bernice also has two daughters: Gabby and Dee Dee.
Bernice began a relationship with Ashley (John Middleton) and the pair got married in 2000 after gaining the bishop’s blessing. She became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage and lashed out at Ashley when he got a temporary job further away.
Bernice then began an affair with Carlos and fell pregnant again, but was unsure of who is the dad. When her mum Diane found out about the affair, they ended it and her half-sister Nicola began dating Carlos.
Nicola pretended she is pregnant in order to get him to settle down with her, but she was forced to tell him the truth. He then blurted out about his affair with Bernice, and Nicola angrily tells the village about it.
An upset Ashley told her to leave and she later went into labour during at argument with him. After she gave birth, and it was revealed that he was her baby Gabby’s father, the pair reconciled. However, she later admitted that she didn’t love him anymore and found being a mother difficult.
She left the Dales and Gabby with her father in 2004. In 2012 she returned and admitted that she wanted to build a bond with her daughter.
Samantha Giles News: Emmerdale star and self-proclaimed ‘witch’ Samantha Giles reveals she cast a LOVE SPELL to find her husband… before he ‘appeared by magic’
Samantha Giles has admitted that she turned to the power of witchcraft to find true love.
The Emmerdale actress, who plays the role of Bernice Blackstock on the popular soap, took to ITV’s Lorraine on Friday morning to admit she found her husband Sean Pritchard by practising her Wiccan faith.
The 46-year-old actress confessed she cast a ‘love spell’ to meet the right person, with the love of her life appearing shorty after – but admitted it wasn’t as ‘bonkers as it sounds.’
Detailing the series of events that took place before she met her production manager husband Sean, she revealed: ‘I’ve always been a wiccan, a white witch, so I cast a love spell before I met Sean to meet the right person.’
‘I use candles and crystals in the magic I do. I wrote down exactly what I was after. Then I met Sean and he was exactly what I had written. It’s as if he appeared by magic!’ she proclaimed.
However, Samantha, who shares two children with Sean, was quick to defend herself: ‘It’s not as bonkers as it sounds.
‘Lots of people are into manifesting. A lot of people have read The Secret, it’s ritualising it and using all kids of things,’ she added.
Wicca is a Pagan Witchcraft tradition where a god and goddess is worshipped. Practising magic is a fundamental part of Wicca.
This isn’t the first time the soap-star used witchcraft to help her out in a time of need as earlier this summer she lured back her missing cat after leaving a trail of her own urine around her home.
Samantha was devastated when her beloved pet Bob vanished without a trace, but sprinkled the trail down her street and used dowsing rods in desperate efforts try to locate the cat.
But just as she had given up hope, Bob strolled back home – nine days after he went missing.
Ms Giles said at the time: ‘We really didn’t expect him to come home on his own.
‘We’d been out to a charity event that night and when we came home, our babysitter shouted from the kitchen ‘Bob’s back’!
‘She was crying too because it was such a relief. We were euphoric,’ she concluded.
Meanwhile, Samantha also discussed her work on Emmerdale on Lorraine on Thursday, revealing: ‘I’m very lucky, I love playing comedy – especially when you have great people to do it with.
Detailing her time span in the award-winning soap, she revealed: ‘I was only in it for three years. I left and then came back after ten years. I’ve been back for five years now!
‘I went back when I had my second daughter and I took her with me. She was only six week old!’