Doll & Em. Image shows from L to R: Doll (Dolly Wells), Em (Emily Mortimer)
Doll & Em

Doll & Em

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Atlantic / Sky Living
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom in which English actress Emily Mortimer heads to Hollywood, closely followed by best friend Dolly Wells as her assistant. Stars Dolly Wells, Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Cake, Aaron Himelstein, Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

The director casts Doll as an extra in the big scene. She manages to steal the spotlight from Em.

Further details

Doll & Em. Image shows from L to R: Doll (Dolly Wells), Em (Emily Mortimer). Copyright: King Bee Productions / Revolution Films

Em is nervous about filming an upcoming scene in which her character says goodbye to her dying father and having Doll around doesn't make things easier. While crew members dismiss the actress as demanding and moody, everyone loves Doll, a fellow victim of a leading lady's caprice. She's so charming, in fact, the director casts her as an extra in the big scene where she manages to steal the spotlight from Em.

There is good news on the horizon, however: a casting opportunity for Em. Relieved, she sends Doll out on a coffee run, which culminated in her pal injuring leg in an accident. With Doll now sporting a brace and crutches, Em becomes her assistant for the evening and is painfully aware that the tables are turning.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th March 2014
Sky Living
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th March 2014 11:00pm Sky Living
Wednesday 24th December 2014 3:05am Sky Living
Wednesday 20th May 2015 10:10pm Sky Atlantic
Friday 22nd May 2015 12:35am Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 26th January 2016 3:30am Sky Atlantic

Cast & crew

Dolly Wells Doll
Emily Mortimer Em
Jonathan Cake Buddy
Aaron Himelstein Mike
Guest cast
Pamela Dunlap Dianne
Fionagh Cush Makeup Artist
Zeljka Gortinski Barbara
Valerie Hubbard Woman at Coffee Shop
Marie Larkin Hair Stylist
Vicki Lewis Carla
Arthur Roberts Actor Playing Father
Jakob Von Eichel Grip
Ari Zagaris 1st Assistant Director
John Cusack Self
Writing team
Emily Mortimer Writer
Dolly Wells Writer
Azazel Jacobs Writer
Production team
Azazel Jacobs Director
Alessandro Nivola Producer
Stacia Peters Producer
Kevin Fitzmaurice Comer Producer
Andrew Eaton Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Emily Mortimer Associate Producer
Dolly Wells Associate Producer
Azazel Jacobs Associate Producer
Darrin Navarro Editor
Caroline Foellmer Production Designer
Mandy Hoffman Composer

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