Amanda Lawrence

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Amanda Lawrence is a British actress.

Amanda Lawrence
Born1971 (age 52–53)
Years active2004–present
PartnerCarl Grose

Lawrence studied theatre at Bretton Hall College and worked early in her career in the Edinburgh Fringe.[2] She then moved to London and appeared in theatrical productions such as Brief Encounter, Playing the Victim, and The Firework-Maker's Daughter.[2] She led the stage production of Jiggery Pokery in London in 2009.[3][4][5]

In the 2010s she appeared in several television shows, including Above Suspicion, Dead Boss, Midsomer Murders “A Rare Bird” 2012 as Olivia Carter and Mr Selfridge. She also took roles in films, including Womb (2010) and Suffragette (2015). She appeared in a National Theatre production of Angels in America in 2017,[6] and later that year took the role of Resistance commander Larma D'Acy in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and reprised the role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In 2019, she appeared in a London production of Top Girls.[1]

In 2020, she played Barbara Farrell in “The Fall of the House of St Gardner”, S8:E9 of Father Brown and in September 2020, she played DC Sarah Raymond in ITV's two-part television drama, Honour.[7] She also appeared in White House Farm (2020) as Barbara Wilson.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 28 Weeks Later Carpark Civilian
An Jowl yn Agas Kegin Valerie Roades Short film
2008 Elephants Fay Gray Short film
2009 Me, Me, Me Emma Short film
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Medium
Tamara Drewe Mary
Alice Ice Cream Girl Short film
Womb Teacher
2011 The Lady Nurse
2012 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger Supply Teacher 3
2014 Mr. Turner Hannah's Friend
2015 Suffragette Miss Withers
Pan Sister Joseph
2016 Denial Court Usher
2017 Unseen Manager Short film
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Commander D'Acy
2018 Christopher Robin Joan MacMillan
Love on the A48 Doctor Short film
2019 Lessons of the Hour Susan B Anthony Short film
Real Monique
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Commander D'Acy
2020 Misbehaviour Miss Gilboy
Summerland Muriel
2021 The Amazing Mr. Blunden Meakin Television film
2022 Matilda the Musical Cook
2023 Club Zero Ms Benedict
Wander to Wonder Mary Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Casualty Geraldine Branchfield Episode: "Past Imperfect"
2006 Afterlife Alison's Mother / Woman 2 episodes
2007 Hotel Babylon Maureen Episode: "Series 2, Episode 2"
Doctor Who Doomfinger Episode: "The Shakespeare Code"
Doctors Judy Hine Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"
2008 Little Miss Jocelyn Episode: "Series 2, Episode 2"
Little Dorrit Poyner Episode: "Series 1, Episode 1"
2009 The Well The Hag Episode: "Return to the Well"
10 Minute Tales Ministry of Weather Woman Episode: "Deep & Crisp & Even"
2009-12 Above Suspicion D.C. Joan Faulkland Series regular; 11 episodes
2011 Once Upon a Time: The Princess and the Pea Princess Miniseries
Little Crackers Mrs. Oliver Episode: "Shappi Khorsandi's Little Cracker"
2012 Midsomer Murders Olivia Carter Episode: "A Rare Bird"
The Charles Dickens Show Florence Nightingale Episode: "Health"
Dead Boss Mary Miniseries
2014 Mr Selfridge Pimble Series regular; 7 episodes
2015 Foyle's War Hilary Knowles Episode: "High Castle"
The Enfield Haunting Lindy Crane Miniseries
2016 Houdini & Doyle Sister Mathilda Episode: "The Maggie's Redress"
2017 Will Mary Shakespeare Episode: "The Play's the Thing"
2020 Father Brown Barbara Farrell Episode: "The Fall of the House of St Gardner"
White House Farm Barbara Wilson Miniseries
Honour DC Sarah Raymond Miniseries
2022 Chloe Angela Miniseries
Ridley Lorna Spalden Episode: "The Peaceful Garden"
Avenue 5 Paula Episode: "Is It a Good Dot?"


  1. ^ a b WILLIAMS, HOLLY (29 March 2019). "Top Girls star Amanda Lawrence: 'This thing about being a mum and an actress – it's big'". The Stage. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Interview, What's On Stage, October 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Review Archived 2021-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, The Guardian, December 4, 2009
  4. ^ Review, Liverpool Echo, November 12, 2009
  5. ^ Review, The Times, November 4, 2009
  6. ^ Interview Archived 2018-04-04 at the Wayback Machine, Theater Mania
  7. ^ "Honour". ITV. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.

External links[edit]

Amanda Lawrence at IMDb