Amanda Abbington

Amanda Abbington

Highest Rated: 57% Crooked House (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% The All Together (2007)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1974

Birthplace: London, England, UK

An appealing and versatile television actress, Amanda Abbington received her most popular showcase as the mysterious Mary Morstan on "Sherlock" (BBC 1, 2010- ), which co-starred her longtime significant other, actor Martin Freeman. Born Amanda Jane Smith on February 28, 1974 in London, England, she initially wanted to be a dancer, but an injury at the end of her teenaged years spurred her to try her hand at acting. After adopting the stage surname of Abbington, she began making her earliest television appearances in a variety of small roles on the venerable crime drama "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010). Abbington soon worked her way up to guest and supporting turns on television, including the TV film "Men Only" (Channel 4, 2001), where she met actor Martin Freeman. The two soon became a couple while working on their respective careers; for Abbington, this included appearances on "Coupling" (BBC 2, 2000-04) for "Sherlock" producer Steven Moffat and the sketch comedy series "Man Stroke Woman" (BBC 3, 2007) with Nick Frost. She was a series regular for two seasons of the comedy-drama "After You've Gone" (BBC 1, 2007-08), but left the show to have a child with Freeman; in 2011, she returned to series regular work on the detective drama "Case Histories" (BBC 1, 2011-13) with Jason Isaacs, and then segued into the popular period series "Mr. Selfridge" (ITV, 2013-16), playing the flinty but romantically long-suffering Miss Mardle. In 2014, Moffatt and co-producer Mark Gatiss approached Abbington to play Mary Morstan on "Sherlock"; as with all things on the series, the role was radically redefined, with Abbington's Morstan a secret agent who hid her past from her fiancé, John Watson (played by Freeman) until a series of double-crosses within her cell led to her death at the hands of a former collaborator. For her work on the series, Abbington received a Critics Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress; while working on "Sherlock," Abbington appeared on several other series, including the short-lived crime drama "Cuffs" (BBC 1 2015) and the historical feature "Another Mother's Son" with Jenny Seagrove. In 2016, Abbington announced that she and Freeman had split after a 16-year relationship.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Days of Sistine Angelina (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen and I Anne (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Kings Rosa (Character) - 2018
57% 56% Crooked House Clemency Leonides (Character) - 2017
50% 55% Another Mother's Son Ivy (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons Miss Blake (Character) - 2008
0% 21% The All Together Sarah (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 71% The Debt Stacey Ross (Character) - 2003

TV

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71% 76% Safe Sophie (Character) 2018
78% 83% Sherlock Mary Watson (Character),
Mary Morstan (Guest Star)
2017 2014
69% 79% Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece Miss Mardie (Character) 2013-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Mary Morstan (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuffs DS Jo Moffat (Character) 2015
63% No Score Yet Case Histories on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2013 2011
No Score Yet 84% Being Human Golda (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married Single Other Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet After You've Gone Unknown (Character) 2007-2008
82% 100% Doc Martin Isobel (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Stroke Woman Unknown (Character) 2007 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts and Bones Mia (Character) 2001

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