Walk of life:
Actress - Star of TV, Film & Stage
Biographical details:

An alumnus of London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, English actress Amanda Donohoe’s first film role was a supporting one in the door-slamming sex farce Foreign Body (1986). She then starred in a handful of British TV movies, usually cast as the slinky femme fatale. Briefly a member of director Ken Russell’s informal stock company, Donohoe was stunning as the wicked snake woman in Russell’s Lair of the White Worm (1988); in the same director’s The Rainbow (1989), she played the worldly seductress to whom sexual naif Judy Davis turns to for advice. Donohoe was also starred as the alluring desert-island companion of Oliver Reed in director Nicholas Roeg’s Castaway (1987), and was seen in a rare sympathetic role in 1990’s Paper Mask. It was back to "black widows" again in 1993’s made-for-cable The Substitute–one of several recent TV appearances for Donohoe, After many successful years stateside Amanda made a welcome return to the UK playing Mrs Robinson in the West End hit "The Graduate" although she is probably most recognised for her portrayal as a lesbian Lawyer in the US TV series "LA Law", for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Other TV includes; playing herself in "Bob Martin", "Frasier", "The Thornbirds", "Murder Most Horrid", "A Womans Guide to Adultery" and "Game Set & Match".
Film Roles include; Gloria in "Circus", Miranda in "Liar Liar", Lady Pembroke in "The Madness of King George" and playing Christine Morahan opposite Paul McGann in "Paper Mask" for which she won Variety Club of Great Britain Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.

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