Amanda Holden

Biography

On graduating from Mountview Theatre School in July 1992, Amanda immediately landed her first role in Granada's In Suspicious Circumstances with Edward Woodward. She has worked consistently ever since and is one of Britain's best loved personalities.

Early film appearances include Intimate Relations and in her early theatre career she played Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music andCecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest. In 1997 Amanda appeared in the comedy series We Know Where You Live with Simon Pegg for Channel 5. Early in 1998 she was a regular guest on Goodness Gracious Me, the BBC2 TV sketch show series. Early in 1998 she also presented reports for Wish You Were Here (full ITV network).

Amanda became a household name when she played the part of Mel in three series of the hit comedy Kiss Me Kate (1998 - 2000)- a co-production by BBC TV and Carlton TV - starring Caroline Quentin and in 1999 she then went on to star as 'Miss Titley' in all three series of ITV's popular comedy series The Grimleys which cemented her reputation as one of the nation's favourite actresses.

In 2000 Amanda starred in BBC1's romantic comedy Happy Birthday Shakespeare. In 2000 - 2001 she then starred alongside Damien Lewis in two series of the BBC1's Hearts and Bones; a drama series about a group of friends from Coventry who are trying to make a living for themselves in London.

A new drama The Hunt was screened on ITV in 2001 and a 90-minute single drama Now You See Her for Sky One was also shown. In 2002 she co-starred with Harry Enfield in Celeb, a six part comedy series for the BBC.

In 2003 she starred in Mad About Alice, a BBC sitcom before taking the title role in the West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she received outstanding reviews and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

From 2002 until 2005 Amanda starred in three series of the prime-time BAFTA winning and hugely popular show Cutting It, also for the BBC. In 2004 she co-starred alongside Tom Courtney in Ready When You Are Mr McGill, Jack Rosenthal's classic comedy drama and as Lucy Eyelesbarrow in ITV's big Boxing Day special Marple alongside Geraldine McEwan and John Hannah.

From 2006 until 2008 Amanda played the leading role of Sarah Trevanion in three hugely successful series of ITV1's Wild At Heart with Hayley Mills and Stephen Tomkinson.

Amongst her presenting credits include When Britain First Had Talent, Really Wild At Heart, Greasemania and the National Music Awards (ITV1). In 2009 she presented ITV1's Celebrating the Carpenters (alongside Ronan Keating) and for two years running. She has presented the prestigious awards ceremony A Night of Heroes every year since 2009 alongside Phillip Schofield for ITV1. In 2010 she presented The Children's Champions Awards for Sky One (alongside Chris Evans). She regularly reports for CBS The Early Show in New York doing showbiz news and events and has been their UK Correspondent since June 2009.

Amanda played the lead in Big Top, a comedy sitcom for BBC1, which transmitted in 2009 and she appeared in a documentary Out of My Depth for ITV1, which also transmitted in 2009, where she trained as a midwife and helped deliver 5 babies.

In television, 2010 saw Amanda return to the fourth series of ITV1's smash hit show Britain's Got Talent alongside fellow judges Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan. The show has pulled in audiences in excess of 20 million viewers and series four resulted in the finding of the worldwide phenomenon Susan Boyle. In addition to this in 2010 Amanda starred in a three part series for ITV1 called Amanda's Fantasy Lives, she presented ITV1'S The Door alongside Chris Tarrant and she fronted the Christmas Tesco Campaign as character Penelope Belcher (Belcherrr!!) with Fay Ripley and Mark Addy.

2011 was a busy year for Amanda with the return of Britain's Got Talent in its fifth series where Amanda starred alongside new judges Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff. She continued to report for CBS news as their UK's correspondent and starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical at London's West End Drury Lane theatre which premiered 14th June 2011.

In 2012 she judged the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

For her role as Princess Fiona in the hit West End show Shrek the Musical Amanda enjoyed star reviews and huge success. After creating the role of Princess Fiona in its Opening Premier in London's West End Amanda picked up Best Actress in A Musical for the What's On Stage Awards, Best Theatre Actress at the Glamour 2012 Women of the Year Awards and Best Actress in a Musical for the Cosmopolitan Awards.

The summer of 2012 she hosted the huge new talent show for itv1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" in a battle to find the role of Jesus to star in an Arena Tour of Rock Musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Amanda's first autobiography is available in hardback in Autumn 2013.

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11th July 2014 -

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25th April 2014 -

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Amanda Holden is 'nuts' about Christmas

24th December 2013 -

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Amanda Holden wanted kids to make Christmas even more exciting.The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge - who has daughters Lexi, seven, and Hollie, 23 months, with husband Chris Hughes - is ''nuts'' about the festive period...

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2nd November 2013 -

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Amanda Holden has been advised not to have more children.The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge - who had a stillborn son, Theo, in 2011, almost died after giving birth to her daughter Hollie last year -...

James Corden wanted to sing in One Chance

18th October 2013 -

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James Corden really wanted to sing in the new Paul Potts biopic 'One Chance'.The actor will be seen playing the 'Britain's Got Talent' winner on the big screen in a movie documenting his rise to...

The Paul Potts Story Heads To The Big Screen With James Corden [Trailer]

5th September 2013 -

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Paul Potts – the man who rose from his workaday life to win Britain’s Got Talent and record the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in nine countries – is played by James Corden...

Can You Smell Egg? Simon Cowell Gets Pelted Mid-BGT Final [Video]

10th June 2013 -

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With a crazed smile on her face, 30 year-old Natalie Ann Holt burst out from her ranks as a member of the orchestra of Welsh opera runners-up Richard and Adam Johnson, rushed to the front...

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10th June 2013 -

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Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden was left red-faced during the show's live final on Saturday night (08Jun13) when she suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. The star's gold dress fell away and revealed her left...

Britain’s Got Talent Egg Thrower Is ‘A Stupid Cow’ According to Amanda Holden

9th June 2013 -

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She may not have got a single eggy molecule on her dress, but Amanda Holden is furious with Natalie Holt Britain’s Got Talent’s egg-wielding rebel. She labeled her a ‘stupid cow’ as the rest of...

Little Britain: David Walliams and Lara Stone Welcome Baby Boy

7th May 2013 -

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Britain's Got Talent judge and Little Britain star David Walliams has become a father for the first time after his supermodel wife Lara Stone gave birth on Sunday (April 5, 2013). A spokesman for the...

Simon Cowell quits smoking

23rd April 2013 -

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Simon Cowell has quit smoking cigarettes.The 'X Factor' boss has finally kicked his 40-a-day habit in a bid to preserve his looks by taking up electronic cigarettes, which let him get his nicotine hit without...

Britain’s Got Talent Judges Hit Birmingham (Pictures)

8th February 2013 -

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The Britain's Got Talent judges arrived in Birmingham to scour the cream of what the midlands has to offer. Will there be the next big dance troop? Another top-dog ready to charm its way to...

Judges Return for Britains Got Talent, Auditions Started With a Splash

18th January 2013 -

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Britain's Got Talent wont be back on our screens for a few months, but the auditions have just got under-way in Cardiff so news of the weird and wonderful (and sometimes utterly dreadful) acts are...

Amanda Holden Gets Escorted To A Car At LAX With Her Husband And Daughters

13th August 2012 -

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Actress and 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Amanda Holden is snapped arriving at LAX Airport after flying from the UK with her record producer husband Chris Hughes and their two young daughters Alexa 'Lexi' Louise Hughes,...

Katie Price Backs Jeans For Genes Campaign

4th July 2012 -

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Katie Price thinks it is ''really important'' to support the Jeans for Genes campaign.The former glamour model - whose 10-year-old son Harvey suffers from septo-optic dysplasia, which has affected his eyesight, as well as having...

Amanda Holden 'Fought For Her Life' After Childbirth

26th January 2012 -

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Amanda Holden has been in a critical condition for three days while in labour with her baby-girl and "fought for her life" in intensive care after giving birth. The Britain's Got Talent judge, 40, underwent...

Amanda Holden Takes A Pop At Kelly Brook Whilst Defending Alesha Dixon

22nd January 2012 -

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Amanda Holden has criticised model Kelly Brook whilst attempting to defend new 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Alesha Dixon. Amanda Holden said that Alesha has a 'brain', suggesting that former judge Brook didn't.According to the UK's...

Michael Mcintyre Walks Away From Britain's Got Talent

20th September 2011 -

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Michael Mcintyre has spectacularly quit reality show Britain's Got Talent after just one series on the judging panel. The stand-up comedian, regarded as one of the biggest in the UK, decided the time was right...

Pregnant Amanda Holden Leaves London's Theatre Royal

26th August 2011 -

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Amanda Holden, the British actress and television personality, spotted leaving the Theatre Royal in London after performing in 'Shrek: The Musical'. Wearing an elegant white dress, Amanda signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans...

Holden Explains Kelly Brook's Britain's Got Talent Exit

13th February 2009 -

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Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has spoken publicly about the sacking of her former colleague Kelly Brook from the ITV1 show.The model and actress was cut from the talent show judging panel after only...

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Good Luck Amanda... I hope all is well ! xx

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hi amanda i love u on brtains got talent i lovr u too bits u are my idol love nicole

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