1 AMANDA Redman was born on August 12, 1957 in Brighton and trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
2 HER first TV role was in 1979's Turning Year Tales and in 1984 she appeared in the BBC Shakespeare series production of Pericles, Prince Of Tyre, before becoming a household name in 90s.
3 SHE was married to Hustle actor Robert Glenister from 1984 to 1992. She's been married to second husband Damian Schnabel, who is 15 years her junior, since 2010.
4 FELLOW TV royalty Sheila Hancock, Ray Winstone, right, and Sylvia Syms are all supporters of Redman's Artists' Theatre School.
5 REDMAN starred alongside Winstone in the feature film Sexy Beast, playing Deedee Dove in the black comedy about a retired gangster.
6 THE actress is a football fan, supporting Coventry City FC. She played the wife of a hapless international coach in mock documentary Mike Bassett England: Manager.
7 IN June 2006, she performed in Children''s Party at the Palace as Cruella DeVil for the Queen's 80th birthday.
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