Updated 11th March 2003
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Character: Jess Weston
Parents: Phil and Anne-Marie
Appeared: November 7th 2001 Ė April 9th 2002
Played by: Ruth Abram
Age: late teens
Jess is the mature, yet scheming daughter of Phil and Anne-Marie. She instantly didnít like Maggie, and didnít hide this fact, opting to try and break up her fatherís relationship.
At Christmas Jess visited her mother, but was late back from her break. Phil got worried and drove down to try and find her. This continued to put strain on her fatherís relationship.
Jess even teamed up with Nicola to try and bring down the new family.
Although she didnít like Maggie, Jess found friendís with Lucy and Craig. They got on very well together. When Jess left the village in April, after her mother turned up, everyone was sad to see her go.
About Ruth Abram: Ruth was one of the Soapstars winners who impressed the judges with her acting skills. She had no other acting credits before joining Emmerdale.
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ACTOR: Ruth Abram
FIRST APP: 07/11/200
PARENTS: Anne-Marie and Phil Weston.
Phil’s daughter has been his support for some time as he struggled to deal with her mother. Jess feels guilty about having abandoned her and resents Maggie for finally breaking apart her home. Having acted as a carer for her mother, Jess is mature beyond her years and her relationship with Phil is as an equal. Because of this, she further resents Maggie’s treating her as a child.
Jess is less than pleased when she arrives with Phil and the Calders and discovers the cramped conditions of the Holiday Village chalet that is to be their new home. It is clear that she has no intention of trying to make the move an easy one but instead chooses to make her displeasure about the situation clear.
Her resentment towards Maggie causes a great deal of friction and this reaches a new low when Jess misses a family meal Maggie has prepared. She does however try to make an effort to get along with Lucy and Craig and soon things do not seem so bad between the three. However, bad news is in store for Jess when Phil refuses to let her see her mother over Christmas. But with a strange turn of events it is Maggie that manages to convince Phil to allow Jess to see Anne-Marie over Christmas. Will this help build bridges between herself and Maggie? Things become a little complicated as when she doesn’t return from Anne-Marie’s after the Christmas break Phil decides to come and collect her himself, much to Maggie’s annoyance. On her return to Emmerdale she finds herself having to defend her mother to Maggie and tensions are as high as ever. She does however find solace and an ally in Lucy, much to her surprise.
Her hate of Maggie is what provides a
basis to her new friendship with Nicola Blackstock. Soon it is clear
that with Nicola as an ally, Maggie’s life will be a difficult
Has just left his alcoholic wife to come and join Maggie in Emmerdale. The move has been very sudden and he finds himself dealing with a new and unexpected environment. He is awkward with Craig and Lucy, still trying to find his feet in the new family set-up.