Amy Nuttall (born 7 June 1982) is an English actress and singer known for playing Chloe Atkinson in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 until 2005, and housemaid Ethel Parks in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.
Nuttall was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester. She was educated at Bury Grammar School and trained at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
Nuttall is credited as the youngest actress to ever understudy and play the lead role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (at age 17) (National tour), has sung at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Old Trafford and won an edition of Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes as Sarah Brightman.
Shortly before leaving Emmerdale Nuttall appeared in Notes from New York at the Trafalgar Studios opposite Jon Lee and Julie Atherton. In 2005, she released her début album as a Classical vocalist Best Days on EMI Classics and filmed music videos for her tracks Best Days, No Greater Gift and a version of Scarborough Fair, which was heavily requested on Classic FM TV. Best Days peaked at number four in the UK classical chart and was nominated for album of the year at the 2006 Classical BRIT Awards.
In the same year, Nuttall took part in the Reality TV programme Celebrity Shark Bait, which also featured Richard E Grant and Ruby Wax and appeared in Celebrate Oliver, a musical special for BBC1...
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