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Amanda Burton

Amanda Burton Amanda Burton was born on 10th October 1956 in Ballougry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She is a British actress.

Biography and Career:

Amanda was born and brought in Ballougry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She belongs to a protestant family in Northern Ireland. Her father was a primary-school headmaster and her mother an English descendant of Oscar Wilde.

After she completed her schooling at Londonderry High School for Young Ladies in Derry, she shifted to England when she was 18 years old. In England spent three years studying drama at The Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. When she was studying she met theatre technician Jonathan Hartley.

Though she was best known for her television roles, she had worked almost entirely in the theatre prior to the role of Heather Huntingdon in Channel 4's Liverpool-based flagship drama series Brookside. After nearly four years in the role, during which time Heather had become one of the show's most-popular residents of Brookside Close; she began to lose sympathy with her character and decided to leave.

After her departure from television work she mainly gave guest appearances, with parts in a number of peak-time drama series including Minder, Inspector Morse, Boon, Medics, Van Der Valk, Stay Lucky, and Lovejoy.

She acted with Kevin Whately in Peak Practice in 1993. She played the role of Doctor Beth Glover in the medical drama series, based in Derbyshire's Peak District, for three series until her exit in 1995.

After Silent Witness, she played the role of Prosecutor Helen West in a series based on Frances Fyfield's novels. She also played Aunt Polly in a 2003 remake of Pollyanna. She has played the role of Commander Clare Blake in Lynda La Plante's drama The Commander.

She is at present filming the sixth series of BBC drama Waterloo Road as new Head Teacher, Karen Fisher. She will appear on screen from 2010.

General appearance:

Birth name: Amanda Burton
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
She was born on 10th October 1956 in Ballougry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She is youngest sister among the four. She first married Jonathan Hartley in 1997 and their relationship ended in 1982. She then married Sven Arnstein in 1989 and lived with him till 2004. She has two children from her second marriage. Phoebe was born in 1989 and Brid was born in 1991.

Why do we like Amanda Burton?

We like Amanda Burton because she is a talented person.

Why is Amanda Burton famous?

She is famous for her role as Sam Ryan in the BBC crime drama series Silent Witness, Clare Blake in The Commander, Beth Glover in Peak Practice, and Heather in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.

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Category: Actresses  - ( Actresses Archive)

Date Added: 02 August '13

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