Amanda Hale

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Amanda Hale
Born (1982-10-02) October 2, 1982 (age 36)
Years active2005–present

Amanda Hale (born 2 October 1982[1]) is a British actress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hale is one of four children born to Irish immigrant parents in northwest London. Her cousin is scientist Martin Glennie. She had been due to go to Oxford University to read English but changed her mind and decided to become an actress.[3]


Hale trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2005,[2] and has performed on both stage and screen.

At drama school, she won the Awarded Audience Prize and Best Fight Award at the 2003 RADA Prize Fights.[2] She was also nominated for two Evening Standard Awards (the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer[4] and Best Actress[5]) in November 2007[6] for her critically acclaimed[7] performance as Laura Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre in London.[8]

In September 2009 Hale made her Royal National Theatre debut in Our Class, a new play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek,[9] and in October 2009 she appeared alongside Robbie Coltrane and Sharon Small in the new three-part ITV1 drama Murderland.[10] In April 2011 she appeared as Agnes Rackham in the BBC adaptation The Crimson Petal and the White. In June 2013, she played Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, in the BBC series The White Queen, based on Philippa Gregory's bestselling historical novel series The Cousins' War. In the same year, she starred as Elinor Dashwood in Helen Edmundson's BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.[11]

Select credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Importance of Being Earnest Cecily Cardew Oxford Playhouse (August–September)
2006 Crooked Laney Bush Theatre (May–June)
2007 The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield Apollo Theatre (January–May)
Persuasion Mary Elliot Musgrove
Jekyll Sally Episode #1.4
Richard is My Boyfriend Anna Taylor
2008 The City Royal Court Theatre
Pornography Traverse Theatre/ Birmingham Rep
2008–09 King Lear Cordelia Headlong Theatre
2009 Pornography BBC Radio 3
After Dido Helen Young Vic
Bright Star Reynolds' Sister
Murderland Carol ITV1
2010 Spooks Meg Kirby BBC One
The Crimson Petal and the White Agnes Rackham BBC One
2011 Rev Abi Johnston Series 2 Episode #2
2012 Scrubber Jenny short
2012–13 Ripper Street Emily Reid BBC One
2013 The White Queen Margaret Beaufort BBC One
Being Human Lady Mary BBC Three
Dates Helen Episode #1.8
The Invisible Woman Fanny Ternan
Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood BBC Radio 4
2014 Uncle Vanya Sonya St. James Theatre (October–November)
2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 Catastrophe Catherine Channel 4
2017 Three Girls Rachel Smith BBC One


  1. ^ "20 Questions: Amanda Hale - 'I'd like to swap places with Beyonce'".
  2. ^ a b c "Cache of Amanda Hale's profile". RADA. Archived from the original on 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  3. ^ "'I'm still at the very beginning' - Features - The Stage". 6 April 2011.
  4. ^ Smith, Alistair, The Stage - Evening Standard Theatre Awards pay tribute to former host Sherrin (31 October 2007)
  5. ^ This Is London - Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2007: the longlist Archived 2009-06-18 at the Wayback Machine (31 October 2007)
  6. ^ PBS - Persuasion: Characters
  7. ^ In London - Were Critics Enchanted by Jessica Lange in the West End's Glass Menagerie? (14 February 2007)
  8. ^ Loveridge, Lizzie, Curtain Up - The Glass Menagerie (2007)
  9. ^ "National Theatre - Amanda Hale". Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  10. ^ "ITV1 - Murderland". Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  11. ^ "BBC - Sense And Sensibility - Media Centre".

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