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➤ 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

tHen 2006

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