Amanda Abbington

Inside Biography

Amanda Abbington is an English actress, best known for her portrayal of Miss Mardle in Mr. Selfridge and Mary Morstan in the BBC adaptation of Sherlock. She has appeared in the TV series such as The Bill, Wycliffe, Casualty, Dream Team, The Sins, Shades, Doc Martin, Coupling, and Teachers. She appeared in the 2005 comedy sketch show Man Stroke Woman and the 2007–2008 comedy After You've Gone. She appeared as "Annette" in the play God of Carnage at the Theatre Royal, Bath in 2018.

Early Life Of Amanda Abbington 

Amanda Abbington was born as Amanda Jane Smith on 28 February 1974 in north London. She is the daughter of John Smith and Patsy Smith.

She spent most of her childhood days in London. Abbington was highly interested in entering the glitz and glamour of the acting industry.

Amanda Abbington's Career

She made her first appearance on TV series The Bill as various characters in 7 of its episodes. She then went on to appear in series like Plotlands as character Maude in six episodes, Wycliffe, No Sweat, Magic with Everything as Cat in 6 episodes, and Picking up the Pieces as Staff Nurse Hunter for 8 episodes.

She also appeared in other TV shows like Casualty, Dream Team as Marilyn Harwood in 2 episodes, Snap, The Thing About Vince in 2 episodes, The Sins as Belinda Edgeley in 2 episodes, Men Only as Trina, Hearts and Bones as Mia, and Shades as Rebecca Jacobs.

She has also been seen in Always and Everyone as Tessa in 3 episodes, 20 Things to Do Before You’re 30 as Shona in 8 episodes, The Debt as Stacey Ross, Coupling as Nicola. She has appeared in 9 episodes of Bernard’s Watch as character Sonia, 4 episodes of the Robinsons as Polly, Derailed as character Kerry Hodder, 12 episodes of Man Stoke Woman as various characters, The Booze Cruise II as Leonie.

She is noted for appearing in 21 episodes of After You’ve Gone as character Siobhan Casey and for appearing in The Bill as character Rachel Inns in 7 episodes. She has done a few episodes in Doc Martin, Sold, Coming Up, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Harley Street, Psychoville and Being Human. Amanda has been seen in 6 episodes of Married Single Other as Babs, 9 episodes of Case Histories.

She is noted for her appearance in the television series Mr. Selfridge as character Miss Mardle and also for appearing in the third series of Sherlock as character Mary Morstan, who is the wife of John Watson, played by her real-life partner Martin Freeman.

Amanda Abbington's Net Worth, Height, And Salary

Due to her high living, Abbington got a tax bill of £120 thousand and was declared bankrupt in March 2013 by the High Court. Her net worth is stated to be $1.5 million. 

Amanda has received a Crime Thriller Award for Best Supporting Actress and has been nominated in a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for her role in Sherlock. 

Amanda is currently 41 years old and stands tall at the height of 5 feet 4 inches.

Amanda Abbington's Personal Life

Amanda Abbington does not have a long dating history. Abbington met British actor Martin Freeman while working together on the film, Men Only in 2000. The couple fell in love and stayed together. They have not married to date. They split in 2016.

She has appeared with her boyfriend in productions such as The Debt, The Robinsons, The Good Night and Sherlock.

The couple lives happily together in Hertfordshire and has two children named Joe who was born in 2006 and Grace who was born 2008. Freeman is at times considered to be gay and he is not Abbington's spouse. 

by Bchrome, 12 Dec, 2015

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