Amanda Burton is a famous Northern Irish actress who played a supporting role in the Channel 5 series Anne Boleyn.
Amanda, 64, plays Lady Anne Shelton in the three-part psychodrama.
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So who was this historical figure? And what other roles is Amanda known for?
We take a look below …
Who is Amanda Burton in Anne Boleyn?
She plays Lady Anne Shelton in the three-part miniseries Anne Boleyn on Channel 5.
Who Was Lady Anne Shelton?
Lady Anne Shelton was one of Anne Boleyn’s aunts and brother of her father Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire.
When Anne Boleyn married Henry VIII, she was appointed courtier in the palace and was given the task of looking after Princess Mary (who later became Mary 1).
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But she is said to have quarreled with Anne when Henry VIII had an affair with her daughter and Anne’s cousin Madge Shelton.
After Anne’s imprisonment, Lady Anne Shelton was among the group of women who were ordered to look after her.
However, it is believed that she was released at the time of Anne’s execution.
Lady Anne had ten children – seven daughters and three sons.
She died about 72 years old.
Who does Amanda Burton play in Marcella?
Amanda plays Katherine Maguire in Anna Friel’s third series, starring Marcella.
Katherine is a wealthy woman and the matriarch of a notorious criminal family in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In a previous interview, Amanda described Katherine as someone who never forgets her humble beginnings.
She financed a wing in an art gallery and helped build a new housing estate for the disadvantaged.
But all of their money ultimately comes from corruption.
Amanda Burton in silent witness
The popular actress played Sam Ryan in Silent Witness in around 54 episodes.
She left the show in 2004, believing it was time to move on.
And in fact, many prominent television roles followed.
What else was she?
Amanda’s acting career dates back to the early 1980s.
Her breakout role was on the soap opera Brookside.
Amanda played Heather Huntingdon from 1982 to 1985.
Other outstanding roles are the role of Dr. Beth Glover in Peak Practice, Commander Clare Bake in The Commander, and Karen Fisher on Waterloo Road.
Has Amanda Burton had a stroke?
Her character on Marcella, Katherine Maguire, has suffered two strokes.
In the series, she ultimately clings to her health and power and is determined that her family will remain one of the best criminal families in Northern Ireland.
As the series progresses, her health deteriorates, she is semi-paralyzed, and has difficulty communicating.
When is Anne Boleyn on?
Anne Boleyn can be seen three nights on Channel 5 this week.
The first episode starts on Tuesday, June 1st, at 9 p.m.
Once the miniseries airs, all three episodes will be available for streaming in the All5 app.
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