Amanda Abbington

  • Birth Name: Amanda Jane Smith
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be a dancer, but after an injury at age 18, she turned to acting.
  • Met longtime partner Martin Freeman on the set of Men Only, a 2001 TV movie.
  • Appeared in the play Love Me Tonight at the Hampstead Theatre in 2004.
  • The role of Mary Morstan in the third season of Sherlock was written specifically for her.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee


  • Grace Freeman — Daughter
  • John — Father
  • Martin Freeman — Ex-significant Other
  • Joe Freeman — Son
  • Patsy — Mother