➤ Mad May Amanda is best known for playing unhinged medic Dr May Wright in EastEnders from 2006-2007.
➤ Broadchurch She played Cate Gillespie, mother of murdered Pippa, in the second series of Broadchurch in 2015
➤ Drama queen She’s appeared in many dramas including Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders, Spooks and the
Holby City spinoff, Holby Blue.
Amanda stars in the new six-part drama The Last Post (see page 11), centred on a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families in Yemen during the 1960s. She plays pregnant officer’s wife Mary Markham, whose husband Harry (Ben Miles) prides himself on never having lost a soldier serving under him. But as an insurgency takes hold and the casualties mount, Mary goes into labour, forcing her husband to choose between his men and his family…
Major’s missus… Mary