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Amanda Burton (born October 10, 1956 in Balloughry, Northern Ireland) is an actress best known for her role as forensic pathologist Doctor (later Professor) Sam Ryan in the BBC crime drama series Silent Witness (from 1996). She left the series in 2004, saying that she did not want "to be forever associated with it".
Burton was the youngest of four daughters of a primary school headmaster. Some of her notable television appearances include Brookside (1982–86) and Peak Practice (1993–95). After Silent Witness, Burton also took on the role of Prosecutor Helen West in a series based on Frances Fyfield's novels. She also played Aunt Polly in a 2003 remake of Pollyanna.
Amanda Burton's first marriage was to Jonathan Hartley (1977–1982). Since 1989 she has been married to Swedish photographer Sven Arnstein. The couple have two children - Phoebe (born 1989) and Brid (born 1991) – and live in Wimbledon, London.
In July, 2006 her name was linked with politician David Blunkett, following the breakdown of her marriage, after Arnstein had an affair with a younger woman. Daily Mail, 2006. "Blunkett's dinner dates with Amanda Burton" Sinead McIntyre, July 2, ]. Retrieved on August 30, 2006.
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