Amanda Burton Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Children, Net Worth

Amanda Burton
Amanda Burton

Amanda Burton Biography

Amanda Burton is a famous Northern Irish actress best known for her role in Channel 4 soap opera, Brookside as Heater Black. She has also featured as Beth Glover in Peak Practice, Sam Ryan in the BBC crime series, Silent Witness, Clare Blake in The Commander and many others.

Many known Amanda after featuring as Heather Black in Channel 4’s Liverpool-based flagship drama series Brookside. However, this was due to her hard work as she worked exclusively in theatre to earn her the role.

After nearly four years in the role, she had become one of the show’s most famous residents of Brookside Close. She slowly started losing interest in her character and decided to leave.


After her resignation, her television work was mainly made of guest appearances. She even a number of peak-time drama series including Minder, Inspector Morse, Boon, Medics, Van Der Valk, and Lovejoy.

In 1993, Burton featured alongside Kevin Whately in Peak Practice. She played the role of Doctor Beth Glover in the medical drama series, based in Derbyshire’s Peak District for three series upto 1995.

In 1996, she assumed the main role of Professor Sam Ryan in the highly acclaimed BBc drama Silent Witness. She had this role for several years until 2004.

Though her take to feature as Ryan as a reflective personality was satirised by the Commedian Dawn French, Amanda helped lay the groundwork for what was to become one of the best known BBC series to February 2019.

After playing Silent Witness, she took the role of Professor Helen West in a series based on aFrances Fyfields’s novels. She also featured in a 2003 remake of Pollyanna, and The Commander as Commander Clare Blake.

In 2010, Amanda featured in the sixth series of BBC drama, Waterloo Road as a new headteacher, Karen Fisher before quitting in 2011. In addition, she participated in BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef making it through to the semi-finals.

Amanda Burton Age|Birthday

Amanda was born on a Wednesday, October 10, 1956, in Derry, Northern Ireland. She is 63 years old as of October 2019. Her birth name is Irene Amanda Burton.

Amanda Burton Husband

Burton’ Husband: Sven Arnstein (1989-2004), Jonathan Hartley (1976-1982)

Amanda married Jonathan Hartley, a theatre technician in 1976 after a long relationship dating at Manchester School of Theatre. The couple divorced in 1982. Burton then went on to marry a professional photographer Sven Arnstein in 1989 whom they had two children before divorcing in 2004.

Amanda Burton Family

Amanda is the youngest of four sisters. She was born to her father, a primary school headmaster at Ballougry Primary School where she attended as a child. Specific names of her family members have not been revealed. However, we will update you as soon as possible.

Amanda Burton Children

Burton and her ex-husband Sven Arnstein are blessed with two daughters; Phoebe Marie (born 1989) and Brid Irina (born 1991). She currently lives in Hastings, East Sussex.

Amanda Burton Net Worth

As of 2020, her Net Worth is estimated to be between $1 Million and $5 Million.

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  1. During this Lockdown watching BBC best series on IPC, Amanda Burton`s role in “Silent Witness,” hypnotic……. Hope she is happy in her life.

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