Amanda, Abbington 48, a Hertfordshire native and only child, is best known for her roles as Miss Mardle in Mr. Selfridge, an ITV series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and the founding of Selfridges, and Mary Watson in Sherlock, a BBC drama.
Along with appearing in shows like The Sins, Teachers, Casualty, I Hate Suzie, and Doc Martin, she also played several roles in The Bill throughout the years. She also performed in plays, including God of Carnage, God Bless the Child, and The Son. She was recognized for her work in Sherlock with the best-supporting actress prize at the 2014 Crime Thriller Awards.
Since they first met on the set of the 2000 movie Men Only, Amanda has been in a committed relationship with The Office star Martin Freeman. The former couple married for 16 years until divorcing in 2016 and had two children together. In films like Sherlock, The Debt, and The Robinsons, they often appeared together on screen.
Is She Wed To Jonathan Goodwin?
Jonathan and Amanda are presently engaged. Although they had been pals on social media for ten years, they didn’t meet until she ended her engagement to The Hobbit actor Martin in 2016, and he and his wife got divorced.
The reason Amanda first learned about Jonathan was that Joe, one of the two children she shares with Martin, thought his adventures in escapology were “wonderful.” They spent hours on the phone talking to one other when they were friends for ten years before they started dating, according to Amanda.
When Jonathan traveled to Vienna to finally see her in person, that is where they first met. Jonathan proposed at their first encounter within a half-hour, and they are getting married this summer.
After being evacuated to a critical care unit and sent to a trauma center for surgery, Jonathan was eventually able to leave the hospital in February of this year, five months after his injury.
Before surgery, Amanda remembered her lover leaving her a voicemail in which he expressed his love for her and thanked her for the months they had spent together while also warning her that there was a 50% chance he wouldn’t survive.
Amanda Abbington’s’ Career
She played a variety of roles on The Bill from 2003 to 2007. She also had appearances at that period in the TV shows Wycliffe, Casualty, Dream Team, The Sins, Shades, Doc Martin, Coupling, and Teachers. Both the 2007–2008 comedy After You’ve Gone with Nicholas Lyndhurst and the 2005 comic sketch show Man Stroke Woman included her.
She has furthermore made recurrent appearances in shows, including Case Histories and Bernard’s Watch. Alongside Jeremy Piven and Frances O’Connor, she started making appearances in the TV show Mr. Selfridge in 2013 as Miss Mardle. The role of Mary Morstan, John Watson’s wife, was performed by Martin Freeman, Abbington’s then-real-life boyfriend, in the third season of Sherlock in 2014.
She had an appearance in the 2015 season of Cuffs on BBC TV. In August 2018, Abbington played the part of Annette in God of Carnage at the Theatre Royal in Bath. The following year, she played Anne in Florian Zeller’s play The Son at the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, London, which eventually moved to The Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End.
2022: Participating in the Chichester Minerva Theatre production of the new play The Unfriend.
Amanda Abbington’s’ Personal life
Abbington and Martin Freeman, a British actor she met while working on the 2000 movie Men Only, were partners. In movies like The Debt, The Robinsons, The Good Night, and Sherlock, the pair made joint appearances. Before divorcing in 2016, Abbington and Freeman, who are parents of two children, resided in Hertfordshire.
She and escape artist Jonathan Goodwin are engaged. She and Goodwin had been online friends for many years, but they didn’t meet until after her divorce from Freeman. Within 30 minutes of their first encounter in Vienna, Goodwin popped the question.
Amanda Abbington is a charming and adaptable television actress who found her most well-liked role as the enigmatic Mary Morstan on “Sherlock” (BBC 1, 2010-), which also featured her long-term partner, actor Martin Freeman. She was born Amanda Jane Smith on February 28, 1974, in London, England.
Originally, she intended to be a dancer, but an adolescent accident inspired her to attempt acting. She started appearing on television for the first time in a variety of modest parts on the renowned criminal thriller “The Bill” after using the stage surname of Abbington (ITV, 1984-2010).