Who is Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh’s Scots actress fiance Emma Currie?


Irvine Welsh has shared the happy news he is engaged to Scottish actress Emma Currie.

The couple started dating during the Coronavirus lockdown after meeting in 2020, as the author previously said they enjoyed an “old fashioned courtship”.

The writer revealed that the pair had bumped into each other in the street before arranging to meet for socially distanced coffees.

Emma is an experienced actress as well as being the managing director and founder of theater company, Acting Up.

Last year, she sweetly penned a tribute to her beau on Instagram for Valentines Day alongside a loved up picture of the pair: “I haven’t acknowledged Valentine’s Day for MANY years…till now”

Here’s what we know so far about Emma Currie..



Irvine said he’s ‘never been happier’

Acting credits

As well as being a successful writer and company director, Emma also has some acting credits under her belt.

As shown on her IMDB profile, she has starred in a variety of credits ranging from The Bill, Taggart and Gary the Tank Commander.

Her first role was as Maria Quinn in 1998 for one episode of The Bill.

For a 1989 TV miniseries Winners & Losers, she starred alongside Leslie Grantham, Denise Stephenson and Malcolm Jamieson in the three part drama.

Fast forward a few years, Emma starred in two episodes of Doctors as Alex in 2001.

Emma also appeared in multiple episodes of both TV drama Rebus and Taggart over the years, playing a different character each appearance.

Her most recent acting credit was in 2011, where she played Sue Rabbit in an episode of Gary the Tank Commander.



Emma Currie and Irvine Welsh
Emma Currie and Irvine Welsh

Role in Acting Up

Emma is the Founder and Managing Director of Acting Up, an organization focusing on workforce engagement through theatre.

Acting Up began when she was asked by the DTI Oil & Gas Division to turn a dry company message into something more engaging.

Since its creation in 1997, Acting Up has worked frequently with Shell, The National Grid, the London 2012 Olympics.



Emma is the founder and managing director of Acting Up
Emma is the founder and managing director of Acting Up

Acting Up’s engaging sessions focus on the culture where the workforce identifies positive behavior changes to impact their Health & Safety, Wellbeing, Leadership and general Culture.

Emma also speaks at conferences and runs masterclasses on how to generate engagement within the workforce.

She has written a book about this simple process called The Philosophy of the Red Shoes.

Relationship with Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh revealed on Instagram yesterday that the couple were engaged.

He shared a photo of a smiling Emma, ​​seemingly beaming with joy with a beautiful ring on her hand to tell his followers ‘she said yes’.

He captioned the happy post on social media: “My god. She said yes. Pissing wet day in Scotland but she said yes. So f**k everything else. Never been so happy in my life.”

In September 2020, Irvine told fans on Twitter that he had met his girlfriend during lockdown and enjoyed a more “old fashioned courtship” as they got to know each other.

He tweeted: “Have been enjoying a Covid romance that blossomed into a relationship. Was great to be able to take things slowly, with distanced walks and talks, before it got more intimate. More like an old fashioned courtship.”

The happy couple are often sharing photos together on social media.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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