Amanda was born in Glasgow and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Television includes: The Tudors (BBC), Intimate Contact (Zenith), The Ladies of Langham Place (BBC), The New Statesman (YTV), The Woman He Loved (HTV), Shadow of the Noose (BBC), Norbert Smith (C4), The Bill (Thames), Poirot (LWT), Breast is Best (BBC), Deptford Graffiti (Positive Partnership), Josie (Pozzitive Production), Ruth Rendell: From Doon with Death (TVS), Paul Merton: The Series (Hat Trick), Medics (Granada), Kinsey II (BBC), A Statement of Affairs (Wall to Wall), The Royal Family (ABC), Demob (Talkback), All or Nothing At All (Carnival), Dandelion Dead (LWT), Joking Apart (Pola Jones), Faith (Central), Punt and Dennis (BBC), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (BBC), Bramwell (Whitby Davison Productions), Hamish Macbeth (BBC), Dance to the Music of Time (Dance Time Ltd), Robin Hood (Series I & II) (Tarnview, Tom Kuhn), Heartbeat (YTV), Roger Roger (BBC TV), The Passion (First Choice), Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC), City Central (BBC), Life Force (Childsplay), Midsomer Murders III (Bentley Productions), The Bill (Thames), Barbara in the six-part series Fish (BBC/Principal Pictures), The Railway Children (Carlton Prods), Peak Practice (Carlton), Daylight Robbery II (Hewland Int), Midsomer Murders V (Bentley Productions), Hearts and Bones II (United), Doctors (BBC), Pollyanna (Carlton), Hearbeat (YTV), Foyles War – The White Feather (Greenlit Productions), Strange (BBC), My Family (DLT for BBC), Too Good To Be True (Carlton), Murphy's Law (Tiger Aspect), Doctors (BBC), Holby City (BBC), The Missing (New Pictures/ Czar TV) and Sense8 (Netflix/S8 Productions Ltd).
Film includes: A Room with a View (Merchant Ivory), Heat and Dust (Merchant Ivory), Shadow on the Sun (Merchant Ivory), Wild Flowers (Frontroom Films), The Big Man (Richmond Lighthouse), Nostradamus (Nostradamus Enterprises Ltd), Fierce Creatures (Fish Productions), The English Patient (English Patient Productions), Cinderella (20th Century Fox), Seven Days to Live (Indigo Filmproduktion), Wimbledon (Love All Films), 28 Weeks Later (Weeks DNA Ltd/Fox), Inside Out (Palmtree UK), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Poo Poo Pictures Productions Ltd), Captain America: The First Avenger (Vita Ray Productions UK Ltd), Cloud Atlas (Cloud Atlas Productions Ltd) and The Best Offer (Paco Cinematografica).
Theatre includes: Sister Temple in Orpheus Descending (Haymarket Theatre) directed by Sir Peter Hall, Cath in The Seal Wife (Attic Theatre Company at Edinburgh Festival), Don’t Look Now (National Theatre workshop), Waiting in September: The War On Terror (Southbank Centre) and Superior Donuts (Southwark Playhouse).
Radio includes: Frau Trinkel in Fatherland (Goldhawk Film and TV), Mrs Buntstick in Giles Wembley