29 June 1962
London, England, U.K.
Amanda Donohoe (born 29 June 1962) is an English film and television actress. She is known for her 1980s relationship with popstar Adam Ant and her later work on television – including and L.A. Law – and her roles in successful films including Universal's Emmerdale . Liar, Liar
Early life [ edit ]
Donohoe was born in London, the daughter of Ted and Joanna Donohoe. She has an older sister, Cordelia. She is of
Irish, Russian and Swiss ancestry. Her father worked for the [1 ] Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which led to the family moving a great deal, with a base in London but also living for periods overseas. After her father's retirement, he joined her mother in her [2 ] antique dealing business.
Educated at the
Francis Holland School, aged 15 she met Adam Ant. Aged 16 she left her parents home, and moved in with Ant in Notting Hill. In 1981, Donohoe appeared in the [2 ] video clips for the songs "Antmusic" and "Stand & Deliver" by Adam and the Ants, when the band were at the height of their fame. Shortly before the band began their 1981 world tour, Donohoe was offered a place at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She left Ant and went off to drama college. [2 ]
After graduation, she came to the attention of worldwide audiences in 1986, when she was cast opposite
Oliver Reed as Lucy Irvine in Nicolas Roeg's . She followed this up with roles in two Castaway Ken Russell films , based on a The Lair of the White Worm Bram Stoker novel, and , based on a The Rainbow D.H. Lawrence novel. Another major film role for her was (1997) starring Liar, Liar Jim Carrey.
After relocating to
Los Angeles, in February 1991, Donohoe took part in the first of the so-called " [2 ] lesbian kiss episodes" on American television when her character C.J. Lamb on kissed Abbie Perkins, played by L.A. Law Michele Greene. Donohoe appeared in L.A. Law for two seasons. Some of her other television roles include [3 ] , Murder City and a guest appearance in Bad Girls . Ally McBeal
On her return to the UK, Donohoe undertook stage work, including replacing
Jerry Hall in the stage version of . The Graduate In 2009 she joined the cast of ITV soap opera [4 ] as businesswoman Emmerdale Natasha Wylde, opposite her on-screen husband [2 ] Maxwell Caulfield. On 25 July 2010 it was announced that Donohoe would be leaving [5 ] , with her last screen date was 24 November 2010. Emmerdale On 18 and 19 February 2010, she was a guest panelist on [6 ] . She has also lent her voice to the Loose Women Activision PC video game " Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder" as Karen Gordon, a prime suspect and ex-wife to Elk Moon's husband, Jack.
Personal life [ edit ]
Donohoe's domestic partner is the
multidisciplinary artist Russell Haswell. The pair live in Suffolk. [7 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Face of Trespass, The The Face of Trespass Druscilla Janus
Les Girls Camilla
Game, Set, and Match Gloria Kent
L.A. Law Cara Jean 'C.J.' Lamb
Screen Two Jane Clemant
"The Laughter of God"
Shame Diana Cadell
It's Nothing Personal Katherine Whitloff
Briefest Encounter Siobhan
Hidden Room, The The Hidden Room Martha
Substitute, The The Substitute Gayle Richards / Laura Ellington
"Call Me Irresponsible"
Woman's Guide to Adultery, A A Woman's Guide to Adultery Jo
"1.1", "1.2", "1.3"
Murder Most Horrid Carmela Vezza
Shame II: The Secret Diana Cadell
Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, The The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Meggie Cleary O'Neill
Deep Secrets Lara
Knight in Camelot, A A Knight in Camelot
Queen Guinevere TV film
Batman Beyond: The Movie Mrs. Walker / The Queen (voice)
Batman Beyond Donna Walker / Queen (voice)
"Dead Man's Hand"
Ally McBeal Marianne Holt
"I Will Survive"
In the Beginning
Zuleika TV miniseries
Atlantis Conspiracy, The The Atlantis Conspiracy Lauren Marcus
Legend of Tarzan, The The Legend of Tarzan Lady Waltham
"Tarzan and the Gauntlet of Vengeance"
Lucky Day Nora Barkin
Murder City DI Susan Alembic
Bad Girls Lou Stoke
Natasha Wylde Regular role
Toast of London Ellen
Air Force One Is Down Gillian Berry
"Enchanted Picnic", "Kiss for the Camera"
Toast of London Ellen
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Donohoe won a
Golden Globe Award for her role in L.A. Law and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her Broadway debut in Uncle Vanya.
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