Amanda Burton

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Amanda Burton
Irene Amanda Burton[1]

(1956-10-10) 10 October 1956 (age 67)
NationalityNorthern Irish
Years active1981–present
  • Jonathan Hartley
    (m. 1976; div. 1982)
  • Sven Arnstein
    (m. 1989; div. 2004)
AwardsNational Television Award
TV Quick Award

Irene Amanda Burton (born 10 October 1956) is a Northern Irish actress. She is best known for portraying the roles of Heather Black in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside (1982–1986), Beth Glover in the ITV drama series Peak Practice (1993–1995), Sam Ryan in the BBC crime drama series Silent Witness (1996–2004, 2021–2022), Clare Blake in the ITV crime drama series The Commander (2003–2008), and Karen Fisher in the BBC school-based drama series Waterloo Road (2010–2011).

Early life and education[change | change source]

Burton was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, the youngest of four sisters. Her father was a primary school headmaster at Ballougry Primary School, which she attended as a child. After later attending Londonderry High School she moved to England at the age of 18, where she spent three years studying drama at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Irene A Burton in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005". Ancestry UK. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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