Biography

Amanda Root (born 1963 in Chelmsford, Essex) is an English stage and screen actor and a former voice actor for children's programmes.

Ms Root is possibly best known for her starring role in the 1995 BBC film adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion and the British TV comedy All About Me, as Miranda, alongside Richard Lumsden in 2004 and when she was a voice actor, best known for voicing Sophie in BFG.

She trained for the stage at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Amanda Root (born 1963 in Chelmsford, Essex) is an English stage and screen actor and a former voice actor for children's programmes.

Ms Root is possibly best known for her starring role in the 1995 BBC film adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion and the British TV comedy All About Me, as Miranda, alongside Richard Lumsden in 2004 and when she was a voice actor, best known for voicing Sophie in BFG.

She trained for the stage at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Amanda Root, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1963-01-01

Place of Birth Chelmsford, Essex, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Sunnyside Farm (1 episode)
Original Sin
2017 The Black Prince as Queen Victoria
2017 Their Finest as Cecy
2010 Thorne (1 episode)
2010 Sherlock (1 episode) as Emma Welsborough
2009 Law & Order: UK (1 episode)
2007 Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall as Mrs. Chart
2007 The Robber Bride as Tony Fremont
2006 The Impressionists (3 episodes) as Alice Hoschede
2005 The Robinsons (6 episodes)
2004 Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder (1 episode) as Vera Sidney
2004 London (3 episodes) as Charlotte Bronte
2003 Little Britain (1 episode)
2003 Love Again as Maeve Brennan
2002 Daniel Deronda (3 episodes)
2002 Foyle's War (1 episode)
2002 Rose and Maloney (2 episodes)
2002 The Forsyte Saga (11 episodes)
2002 All About Me (22 episodes)
2000 Waking the Dead (2 episodes)
2000 Anna Karenina (4 episodes) as Dolly
2000 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? as Margaret Robinson
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1997 Original Sin (3 episodes) as Frances Peverell
1996 Deep in the Heart as Kate Markham
1996 Breaking the Code as Patricia 'Pat' Green
1996 Jane Eyre as Miss Temple
1995 Persuasion as Anne Elliott
1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (4 episodes) as 1st TV Producer
1993 The Man Who Cried as Hilda Maxwell
1992 A Touch of Frost (1 episode)
1989 The BFG as Sophie
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Joyce Paice
1967 Natural World (1 episode) as Narrator

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