|Born||Amanda Jacqueline Redman
12 August 1957
Brighton, Sussex, England
|Years active||Since 1979|
(m. 1984–1992, divorced)
|Awards||Chlotrudis Awards – Chlotrudis Award (Best Supporting Actress)
2002 Sexy Beast
Amanda Jacqueline Redman, MBE (born 12 August 1957) is an English actress, perhaps best known for her role as Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series New Tricks. She is a niece of actress Joyce Redman.
Redman is badly scarred on her upper left arm as a result of an accident when she was 15 months old. She was scalded with a pan of boiling turkey-and-vegetable soup and suffered burns to 75% of her body. Her arm was the only part of her body permanently affected, but the trauma was so severe that she was pronounced clinically dead at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, Sussex.
In 1984, she appeared as Marina in the BBC Shakespeare series production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre opposite Mike Gwilym.
In 1986 she played Miss Fairfax (Gwendolen) as the leading actress in the BBC Drama of The Importance Of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.
She played opposite Liv Ullmann in Richard's Things (1981) and took over from Alfred Molina in the 1990s comedy drama El C.I.D., playing a new female lead in the series, and played Diana Dors in the 1999 TV film The Blonde Bombshell. Redman presented an MTV show on satellite TV in the 1990s. She co-starred in the first series of Dangerfield in 1995, and played a role in Taggart the same year. In 2000, Redman played Deedee Dove in the feature film Sexy Beast. From 2000 until 2003, Redman played Alison Braithwaite, a woman whose life is turned upside-down when she wins the lottery, in ITV's At Home with the Braithwaites. Beginning in 2003, Redman took the role of Sandra Pullman in the BBC's New Tricks.
In June 2006, Redman performed in Children's Party at the Palace as Cruella DeVil for the Queen's 80th birthday, and was the subject of one episode of the BBC documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, a programme that explored her family history.
In July 2013, she announced she would be leaving the BBC Series New Tricks.
Redman is the founder and principal of the Artists Theatre School.
Awards and nominations
- 2001 - Nominated - BAFTA TV Award - Best Actress for At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
- 2003 - Won - Chlotrudis Award - Best Supporting Actress for Sexy Beast (2000)
- 2007 - Nominated - National Television Award - Most Popular Actress for At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
- 2007 - Nominated - TV Quick Award - Best Actress for: "New Tricks" (2003)
Redman is the mother of Emily from her marriage to the actor Robert Glenister. She is credited with having encouraged her then-brother-in-law, Philip Glenister, who played DCI Gene Hunt in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, to go to drama school and to pursue acting. Amanda talks about how she would risk her life to have another baby and the pain she has had after losing many babies with miscarriages.
- Richard's Things (1981) … Josie
- Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) …
- Streets Apart (1988)
- For Queen and Country (1989) … Stacey
- The Secret House of Death (1996) … Susan Townsend
- King Lear (1998) (TV) … Regan
- Hope and Glory (1999) (TV series) … Debbie Bryan
- The Blonde Bombshell (1999) … Diana Dors
- Sexy Beast (2000) … Deedee Dove
- At Home with the Braithwaites (2000–04) (TV series) … Alison Braithwaite
- Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) … Karine Bassett
- New Tricks (2004 - 2013) (TV series) … Sandra Pullman
- Little Dorrit (2008) (TV series) … Mrs. Merdle
- Honest (2008) … Lindsay Carter
- General Register Office England and Wales Birth Index 1916–2005 show her birth registered in 1957 (Amanda J Redman 1957 Q3 Vol 5h, page 131 Brighton)
- Miles Goslett and James Tapper (10 August 2009). "Amanda Redman says she is dreading turning 50. Well, it's a bit late for that – as her 1957 birth certificate proves". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- "Biographical note to BBC's Who do you think you are?"
- Viner, Brian; "Amanda Redman: How I've learnt to live with my scars" Independent.co.uk, 27 March 2002 (Retrieved: 14 July 2008)
- "Alumni: Past Graduates" OldVic.ac.uk (Retrieved: 14 July 2008)
- "Who Do You Think You Are?: Amanda Redman" BBC.co.uk (Press Office), 24 September 2004 (Retrieved: 14 July 2008)
- Waddell, Dan; "WDYTYA? Series One: Celebrity Gallery" BBC.co.uk, 19 October 2004 (Retrieved: 14 July 2008)
- Whiting, Kate; "Amanda Redman: The laughing policemen are back in New Tricks" CreweChronicle.co.uk, 13 July 2009 (Retrieved: 14 July 2008)
- Cox, Emma; "Redman: I want another baby" TheSun.co.uk, 16 January 2008 (Retrieved: 14 July 2008)
- "Amanda Redman on getting married". Daily Mirror. UK. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- The London Gazette: . 16 June 2012.
- Amanda Redman at the Internet Movie Database
- Artists Theatre School ArtistsTheatreSchool.com
- Brighton Little Theatre The-Little.co.uk