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Amanda Donohoe (born 29 June 1962) is an English actress. She had a four-year relationship with pop singer Adam Ant
Adam Ant
and appeared in the music videos for the Adam and the Ants
Adam and the Ants
singles "Antmusic" (1980) and "Stand and Deliver" (1981). For her role as C.J. Lamb on the NBC
drama series L.A. Law
L.A. Law
(1990–92), she won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress (TV) in 1992. Other television roles include playing Natasha Wylde
Natasha Wylde
on the British soap opera Emmerdale
(2009–10). On stage, she starred as Yelena in Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
(New York 1995), Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (London 2001) and in the title role of Hedda Gabler (Manchester 2001). Her film appearances include Castaway (1986), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), The Madness of King George (1994) and Liar, Liar
Liar, Liar


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Stage

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Donohoe was born in London, to Ted and Joanna Donohoe. She has an older sister, Cordelia. She is of Irish, Russian and Swiss ancestry.[1] Her father worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,[2] which led to the family moving a great deal, with a base in London but also living for periods overseas. After her father's retirement, he joined her mother in her antique dealing business. Educated at the Francis Holland School, aged 15 she met Adam Ant. Aged 16 she left her parents home, and moved in with Ant in Notting Hill.[2] In 1981, Donohoe appeared in the video clips for the songs "Antmusic" and "Stand and Deliver" by Adam and the Ants, when the band were at the height of their fame. Shortly before the band began their 1981 world tour, Donohoe was offered a place at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She left Ant and went off to drama college.[2] Career[edit] After graduation, she came to the attention of worldwide audiences in 1986, when she was cast opposite Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
as Lucy Irvine in Nicolas Roeg's Castaway. She followed this up with roles in two Ken Russell films The Lair of the White Worm, based on a Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker
novel, and The Rainbow, based on a D.H. Lawrence
D.H. Lawrence
novel. Another major film role for her was Liar, Liar
Liar, Liar
(1997) starring Jim Carrey. After relocating to Los Angeles,[2] in February 1991, Donohoe took part in the first of the so-called "lesbian kiss episodes" on American television when her character C.J. Lamb on L.A. Law
L.A. Law
kissed Abbie Perkins, played by Michele Greene.[3] Donohoe appeared in L.A. Law
L.A. Law
for two seasons. Some of her other television roles include Murder City, Bad Girls and a guest appearance in Ally McBeal. On her return to the UK, Donohoe undertook stage work, including replacing Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall
in the stage version of The Graduate.[4] In 2009 she joined the cast of ITV soap opera Emmerdale
as businesswoman Natasha Wylde,[2] opposite her on-screen husband Maxwell Caulfield.[5] On 25 July 2010 it was announced that Donohoe would be leaving Emmerdale, with her last screen date was 24 November 2010.[6] On 18 and 19 February 2010, she was a guest panellist on Loose Women. She has also lent her voice to the Activision
PC video game "Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder" as Karen Gordon, a prime suspect and ex-wife to Elk Moon's husband, Jack. Personal life[edit] Donohoe's domestic partner is the multidisciplinary artist Russell Haswell. The pair live in Suffolk.[7] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 Foreign Body Susan Partridge

1986 Castaway Lucy Irvine

1988 Lair of the White Worm, TheThe Lair of the White Worm Lady Sylvia Marsh

1989 Rainbow, TheThe Rainbow Winifred Inger

1989 Dark Obsession Ginny Bruckton

1989 Tank Malling Helen Searle

1990 Paper Mask Christine Taylor

1994 Madness of King George, TheThe Madness of King George Lady Pembroke

1997 Liar Liar Miranda

1997 One Night Stand Margaux

1998 Real Howard Spitz, TheThe Real Howard Spitz Laura Kershaw

1998 I'm Losing You Mona Deware

1998 Stardust Christine Wasacz

2000 Circus Gloria

2000 Wild About Harry Ruth McKee

2001 Phoenix Blue Persha Lovich

2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Admiral Enolo Phid

2009 Calling, TheThe Calling Trish

2011 Last Belle, TheThe Last Belle Siobhan (voice) Short film

2013 Trafficker Alison Reid


Year Title Role Notes

1988 Affair in Mind, AnAn Affair in Mind Druscilla Janus TV film

1988 Les Girls Camilla "Tarts"

1988 Game, Set and Match Gloria Kent Regular role

1990–1992 L.A. Law Cara Jean 'C.J.' Lamb Main role

1991 Screen Two Jane Clemant "The Laughter of God"

1992 Shame Diana Cadell TV film

1993 It's Nothing Personal Katherine Whitloff TV film

1993 Briefest Encounter Siobhan TV film

1993 Hidden Room, TheThe Hidden Room Martha "Dangerous Dreams"

1993 Substitute, TheThe Substitute Gayle Richards / Laura Ellington TV film

1993 Frasier Catherine "Call Me Irresponsible"

1993 Woman's Guide to Adultery, AA Woman's Guide to Adultery Jo "1.1", "1.2", "1.3"

1994 Murder Most Horrid Carmela Vezza "Overkill"

1995 Shame II: The Secret Diana Cadell TV film

1996 Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, TheThe Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Meggie Cleary O'Neill TV film

1996 Deep Secrets Lara TV film

1998 Knight in Camelot, AA Knight in Camelot Queen Guinevere TV film

1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie Mrs. Walker / The Queen (voice) TV film

1999 Batman Beyond Donna Walker / Queen (voice) "Dead Man's Hand"

2000 Ally McBeal Marianne Holt "I Will Survive"

2000 In the Beginning Zuleika TV miniseries

2001 Atlantis Conspiracy, TheThe Atlantis Conspiracy Lauren Marcus TV film

2001 Legend of Tarzan, TheThe Legend of Tarzan Lady Waltham "Tarzan and the Gauntlet of Vengeance"

2002 Lucky Day Nora Barkin TV film

2004–2006 Murder City DI Susan Alembic Main role

2006 Bad Girls Lou Stoke Main role

2009–2010 Emmerdale Natasha Wylde Regular role

2013 Toast of London Ellen "Vanity Project"

2013 Air Force One Is Down Gillian Berry TV miniseries

2014 Pramface Sally "Enchanted Picnic", "Kiss for the Camera"

2014 Toast of London Ellen "Buried Alive"


Year Title Role Notes

1984 Cymbeline Helen

1984 Great Expectations Estella Royal Exchange, Manchester

1984 Admirable Crichton, TheThe Admirable Crichton Lady Catherine Royal Exchange, Manchester

1996 Uncle Vanya Yelena

1996 Miss Julie Miss Julie Royal Exchange, Manchester

1997–1998 HRH Wallis Simpson UK tour

2001 Graduate, TheThe Graduate Mrs. Robinson

2001 Hedda Gabler Hedda Royal Exchange, Manchester

2002 Teeth 'n' Smiles Maggie Sheffield Theatres

2011 Star Quality Lorraine UK tour

Awards and nominations[edit] Donohoe won a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for her role in L.A. Law
L.A. Law
and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her Broadway debut in Uncle Vanya.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ Lane, Harriet (4 February 2001). "Mrs Robinson, I presume". The Guardian. London.  ^ a b c d e http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1116962/Why-LA-dream-turned-sour-How-Amanda-Donohoe-left-Hollywood-Emmerdale.html ^ " Amanda Donohoe to join Emmerdale". BBC News. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2010.  ^ https://www.theguardian.com/film/2001/feb/04/features.review ^ " Amanda Donohoe leaves LA to join Emmerdale". Daily Mirror. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008.  ^ "Emmerdale's Amanda Donohoe to quit the show". Daily Star Sunday. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2010.  ^ Hardy, Rebecca (16 January 2009). "Why my LA dream turned sour: How Amanda Donohoe left Hollywood for Emmerdale". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

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