Want to know where youve seen her face before? (Picture: ITV)

New character Hilary Benshaw made her Emmerdale debut this week.

Hilarys due to show up a lot on the soap, as shes set to go head-to-head against Nicola King (played by Nicola Wheeler) as they both go up for the position of local councillor.

Trying to figure out where youve seen Hilarys face before, but cant quite place her?

As you wait for the drama between her and Nicola to unfold, heres everything you need to know about the actress whos playing Hilary Benshaw.

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Whos playing Hilary Benshaw on Emmerdale?

Hilary Benshaw is being played by the long-time soap actress Gabrielle Glaister.



Gabrielle ,58, is a British actress born in Gloucestershire and she has gone onto to appear in various theatre performances and British TV shows.

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She studied English and Drama at Chichester College, and then trained at the National Youth Theatre before acting on Broadway in a production of Rent.

Her first television roles were in 1983 in both Jury and Jane Eyre, but she is perhaps best known for having appeared in Blackadder II and Blackadder Goes Forth in 1986 and 1989 respectively as Kate/Bob and Driver Parkhurst.

After that, she branched out into soap operas – appearing in Brookside from 1990 until 1997 as Patricia Farnham.

She then starred in Coronation Street as a regular member of the cast and appeared throughout most of 2000 as Debs Brownlow.

actress Gabrielle Glaister
Gabriel Glaister in Corrie in 2000 (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Glaister also had a part as Trish Wallace from 2004 until 2005 in Family Affairs, and appeared in odRead More – Source

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