Amanda Ryan

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Amanda Ryan
Born Amanda Ryan
(1971-10-10) 10 October 1971 (age 43)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Amanda Ryan (born 10 October 1971 in England) is an English actress who trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[1] She is best known for her role on TV series Shameless as Sgt. Carrie Rogers and her appearance in the music video for "Walk Away" by Funeral for a Friend.


Ryan's most internationally recognized role was when she played Lettice Howard, the fictional lover of The Duke of Norfolk in the Academy Award winning 1998 film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett.

The year prior, Ryan played Joanna in the 1997 film Metroland, based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Julian Barnes. She starred in the Inspector Morse episode "The Daughters of Cain" as Kay Brooks. She has appeared in productions such as the BBC2 series Attachments,[2] the film Britannic and the television adaptations of The Forsyte Saga and as Agnes Wickfield in the 1999 BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield, and more recently as Verity Wright in EastEnders.

Ryan's stage career includes credits in British productions of Patrick Marber's Closer, Simon Gray's Otherwise Engaged, Chekhov's The Wood Demon and in 2008 the part of Cathy in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights by April De Angelis .


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Micronots! Jasmine (navigator) TV Series
1996 The Bill Jodie TV Series - Episode: "Bits and Pieces"
Wycliffe Jane Trethowan TV Series - Episode: "Last Judgement"
Jude Gypsy Saleswoman Movie
Poldark Cuby Trevanion TV Movie
Inspector Morse Kay Brooks TV Series - Episode: "The Daughters of Cain"
1997 The New Adventures of Robin Hood Catherine TV Series - Episode: "The Birthday Trap"
The Hunger Musidora TV Series - Episode: "The Swords"
Metroland Joanna Movie
The Woodlanders Sukey Damson Movie
1998 The Man Who Held His Breath Lulu Short
Elizabeth Lettice Howard Movie
Supply & Demand Natasha TV Miniseries - Episodes: "Blood Ties: Part 1"; "Blood Ties: Part 2"
1999 Simon Magus Sarah Movie
Kavanagh QC Charlotte Sinclair TV Series - Episode: "Previous Convictions"
Mauvaise Passe Ann Movie
David Copperfield Agnes Wickfield TV Movie
2000 Britannic Vera Campbell TV Movie
Best Mrs. Crevand Movie
Attachments Sophie Moore TV Series
2001 The Inspector Linley Mysteries Deborah St. James TV Series - Episode: "A Great Deliverance"
2002 The Forsyte Saga Holly TV Miniseries
Whoosh Josie Short
Dalziel and Pascoe Kate Lowry TV Series - Episode: "The Unwanted"
2003 Real Men Greta Banham TV Movie
The Forsyte Saga: To Let Holly Dartie née Forsyte TV Miniseries
2004 Murphy's Law Romy TV Series - Episode: "Ringers"
Stealing Lives DV Karen Hearst TV Movie
2005 Murder Investigation Team Helen Cousins TV Series - Episode: #2.2
Christmas Merry Julia Short
Red Mercury Electra Movie
2006 The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard Ronnie Johnson TV Series - Episode: #1.4
2007 Sparkle Kate Movie
EastEnders Verity TV Series - Episodes: 28 May 2007, 4 May 2007, 1 May 2007
2007–2009 Shameless Carrie Rogers TV Series - 21 Episodes
2009 Midsomer Murders Martha Filby TV Series - Episode: "The Creeper"
2011 Lewis Gina Goffe[3] TV Series - Episode: "Wild Justice"
2014 Suspects Rachel Sullivan 1 episode
2014 Casualty Scarlet Wren 1 episode - 26 April 2014

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "World Productions Biography". Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "BBC Interview". BBC. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "PBS Wild Justice Cast and Credits",