Amanda Redman Biography
Amanda Redman (Amanda Jacqueline Redman) is an English actress born on 12th August 1957 in Brighton, United Kingdom. She is popularly known for her role as Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series ‘New Tricks’. In 2012 during Queen’s Birthday Honours she was awarded the MBE for her services to Drama and to Charity. She is the founder of the Artists’ Theatre School.
Amanda Redman Age
She was born on 12th August 1957 in Brighton, United Kingdom.
Amanda Redman Family
Amanda’s parents are Ronald Redman (1929–1980) and Joan Redman (1927-2014). She had a brother who died in 2012.
” My mum, Joan, was a housewife and my dad, Ron, was what you’d call an entrepreneur. He was into all sorts of stuff, buying and selling. So we’d go from having plenty of money to having absolutely nothing on a regular basis. Looking back it was a bit scary – it made me fearful of not having enough money. When I was younger, I worked very hard to make sure I was financially secure.”
Amanda Redman Husband
In September 2010 Amanda Redman married her long time boyfriend Damian Schnabel, a mobile phone designer who she met in 1999. They two met in the most unlikely of circumstances as they were set up by his ex-girlfriend’s mother – who just so happened to be Amanda’s close friend. Amanda once said that they met The two split in 2003 and Amanda had a fling with actor Adam Rayner, who is 20 years her junior. Amanda and Damian later got back together in 2006.
Damian is 15 years Amanda junior but during an interview she said neither of them is dominant.
‘Neither one of us is the more dominant – we just sit very easily with one another. I just adore his company. I’m the one giving him a young outlook – he’s like an old man. He’s far more grown-up than me and that works brilliantly. To have someone who’s more mature than me in every way apart from physically is marvelous, frankly.’
Amanda was previously married to actor Robert Glenister ((1984 – 1992)
Amanda Redman Daughter
Amanda has one daughter with her ex husband Robert Glenister: Emily Glenister. She is also an actress and has appeared along her mother in New Tricks. Emily in an interview said that boys fancied her mother other than her while she was in school.
‘Nobody fancied me. They all fancied the Glamazon! Everyone knew her from the telly. She’d come to a parents’ evening having thrown on whatever had been lying on the floor, which inevitably happened to be the most beautiful dress that you’ve ever seen and, of course, it would look amazing on her stunning figure. In the meantime, I was the geek with the bushy brown hair and the goofy teeth.
I was academic. Mind you, I was mortified when Mum appeared on Richard & Judy and told them I was a boffin. I was shouting at the telly, “Don’t call me that!” I think Mum just thought it meant that I was clever. But I was thinking, “I’ve got to go to school tomorrow!”’
Amanda Redman Arm
Amanda’s upper left arm is scarred from burns she got when she was 15 months old during a Boxing Day trip to her grandmother’s house when she tipped boiling soup over herself. Her burns were so severe that there were fears she would die and she remained in hospital until the age of five, receiving multiple medical treatments and skin grafts.
Her parents had to move house to Salisbury when she was transferred to a hospital that specialised in reconstruction. Due to the surgeon’s skills she was left with only one scar on her arm.
Due to her burn she is the patron of Children’s Burns Trust (CBT), a charity organisation that raises awareness of the dangers of hot water in the home. The campaign Hot Water Burns Like Fire has been set up by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association with the support of the CBT and aims to enlighten parents on the risks not just from boiling kettles or saucepans but ordinary tap water in baths, sinks and showers.
Amanda Redman Plastic Surgery – Amanda Redman Facelift
After the death of her mother and close friend she said that she became ‘bigger than I’ve ever been in my life’. Due to this she turned to botox and fillers.
‘There’s not a woman alive who wouldn’t like to be 18 again; don’t let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise. I’ve had botox and fillers in the past, but then I stopped. I might do it again, or have a facelift – I never say never about anything. At the moment, though, I don’t feel the need. I’m alright with myself. In a year’s time, I might not be.’
Although Amanda admits she would love to have a breast reduction (‘They’re far too big’) she has no interest in cosmetic surgery because, she says, ‘Trying to change your appearance speaks of a sadness in here [she pats her heart]. And I will never have surgery on my boobs because my husband is dead against it.’
Amanda once said in an interview that she would love to have a boob job but her husband is against it.
“They’re too big and they’ve got bigger during the menopause , but my husband is happy with them. I want a boob job, but he says he’d divorce me. Plastic surgery is like anything, it needs to be done in moderation. If I got to the point where looking in the mirror depressed me, then I think, ‘Yeah, why not?’.”
Amanda Redman New Tricks
Amanda played the role of Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman in the BBC1 police drama New Tricks. In August 2012 she revealed that she was leaving the show.
“I love New Tricks and I have loved playing Sandra – I’ve got some gritty plotlines – but I feel I have to try something new. And that is why I’ve decided I am going to film a further eight episodes and then I’ll leave. The time’s come. After a while, there is a danger of things getting stale.”
Amanda Redman Taggart
Amanda Redman Movies and TV Shows
The Good Karma Hospital
|Dr. Lydia Fonseca|
Series 1 – 2; 12 episodes
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
Prince Harry and Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply
The Trials of Jimmy Rose
Series 1; 3 episodes
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This
|Gwen ‘Dove’ Cooper|
TV mini-series; Episodes 1.5-1.14
The Children’s Party at the Palace
|Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)|
Mike Bassett: Manager
|Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman|
Mike Bassett: England Manager
At Home with the Braithwaites
TV Series. Lead role
The Blonde Bombshell
Hope And Glory
Episode: “King Lear”
TV mini-series; Episodes 1.1-1.5
Ruth Rendell Mysteries
Episodes: “The Secret House of Death: Part 1” and “The Secret House of Death: Part 2”
Episode: “Black Orchid”
|Dr. Joanna Stevens|
Episode: “The Ties That Bind”
Body & Soul
TV mini-series; Episodes 1.1-1.6
The Men’s Room
TV mini-series; Episodes 1.1-1.5
Episode: “The Lorelei”
For Queen & Country
Episode: “The Importance of Being Earnest “
To Have and to Hold
TV mini-series; Episodes 1.1-1.8
Give My Regards to Broad Street
The Agatha Christie Hour
|Pauline, Grand Duchess of Ostravia|
Episode: “Jane in Search of a Job”
Tales of the Unexpected
Episode: “I’ll Be Seeing You”
Amanda Redman Twitter
Amanda Redman Video
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl.
2. Things Girls Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 20 Things Women Should Never, Do.
4. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Do.
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl.
6. 25 Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
7. Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do.
8. 10 Things that are Killing Your Kidneys.