Amelia Mary Bullmore was born on 31st January 1964 in London. She took a drama degree at Manchester University. After graduation she was a founder member of the Red Stocking Theatre Company, an all girl radical comedy group that toured the country performing musical comedies.
Her work has mainly been on stage with the Contact Theatre Group in Manchester along with other productions including Breaking Rank, Ladies In The Lift, Oh Yes We Can, The Threepenny Opera and A View From A Bridge.
In February 1990, she made her television debut in Coronation Street as newly married yuppie, Stephanie Barnes and remained with the series for eighteen months. Amelia went on to work in radio and on the film Woman Of The Wolf. She also returned to the stage as Leanne and Tish in The Queen and I at The Royal Court Theatre, London and later their productions of Road and Thickness of Skin.
In May 1992, Amelia rejoined Coronation Street briefly before appearing at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre in Major Barbara and at The Manchester Royal Exchange in Romeo and Juliet. She also returned to television as Catriona Bilborough in Cracker alongside Robbie Coltrane, as Beth in the comedy Stuck On You, alongside Neil Morrissey, and as Caroline Poole in Frontiers.
Amelia rejoined Coronation Street again in 1995 for three months before playing Ros in Faith and Karen in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. She also appeared in the film Mrs Dalloway as Rezia Warren Smith and on television in The Other Side of Midnight. Subsequently she appeared in BBC2's comedy series Big Train (1998) and, away from acting, Amelia wrote two scripts for the BBC2 drama This Life in 1997 and two for Black Cab in 2000. In more recent years Amelia has appeared in several TV series including as Helen Preger in State of Play, Joyce Hazeldine in Suburban Shootout and Caroline Price in Ashes to Ashes. In 2011, she created the role of DCI Gill Murray in ITV's Manchester-based detective drama Scott & Bailey alongside fellow Coronation Street alumnus Suranne Jones. Bullmore also contributed a script for the show's second series. A guest role in a second-series episode of BBC's Sherlock aired in 2012.
Amelia lives in London although she used to have a place in Manchester. She was romantically involved with Families actor Martin Glyn Murray, whom she met when appearing at the Liverpool Playhouse but later married actor Paul Higgins and they have a daughter, Mary who was born in 1995.