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Amanda Mealing is an English actress best known for playing Connie Beauchamp in the BBC One medical drama series Holby City  holby city amanda mealing twitter amanda mealing amanda mealing height amanda mealing chickipedia amanda mealing baby amanda mealing mixed race amanda mealing films amanda mealing haircuts amanda mealing tits amanda mealing boobs amanda mealing topless amanda mealing amanda mealing fake nude amanda mealing grange hill

Amanda Mealing
Amanda Mealing
Born     Amanda Jane Mealing[1]
22 April 1967 (1967-04-22) (age 44)
London, England[2]
Other names     Mandy Mealing
Occupation     Actress
Years active     1973–present
Spouse     Richard Sainsbury[1]
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Amanda Jane Mealing (born 22 April 1967) is an English actress best known for playing Connie Beauchamp in the BBC One medical drama series Holby City

    * 1 Early life
    * 2 Career
    * 3 Personal life
    * 4 References
    * 5 External links

[edit] Early life

The only adopted member of her family, Mealing was the youngest of four children, with two sisters and an elder brother [3] She grew up in Dulwich, South London, with her adoption never being a secret [3] Although very much part of a strong and loving family, she was always aware that she looked nothing like her siblings and was left feeling that she didn't quite fit in [3] Despite a yearning to know more about her biological parents, Mealing was concerned that looking for them would upset her family [3]

When she was 18, Mealing's brother died after experimenting with heroin  Although Stephen was 14 years her senior, they were very close and it affected her deeply  Realising that "life can be short… there's no point sitting around", she was influenced to "go out and live each day " [3]
[edit] Career

Originally known as Mandy Mealing, her first professional performance was in a Julie Andrews special on BBC television at the age of six  She then started Saturday classes at the Italia Conti Academy, before enrolling full-time at the age of nine  Parts in Just William, The Morecambe & Wise Show and Premiere followed, before she was cast as comprehensive-school pupil Tracy Edwards in Phil Redmond's long-running BBC1 children's drama series Grange Hill [3]

Mealing appeared in The Darling Buds of May, Four Weddings and a Funeral, In Deep, Capital City, The Bill, Midsomer Murders, and Delise in the 1990 mini series The Gravy Train  She played Ruth Manning in the first series of Russell T Davies' 1920s period drama series The Grand in 1997, and JoJo in Jimmy McGovern's The Lakes in 1999  Alan Bleasdale wrote the part of Katie in "Jake's Progress" for Amanda after working with her on GBH

Mealing has appeared as Cardiothoracic Consultant Connie Beauchamp in BBC One's BAFTA award winning medical drama series Holby City since 1 June 2004,[4] having previously made a guest appearance as a different character in 2001 [5]

On the 16th July 2010, Mealing appeared on ITV's The Five O'Clock Show with Jason Donovan & Corrine Bailey Rae

On October 8, 2010 Amanda shot her final scene for Holby City, after nearly seven years  The final episode aired at 8 00pm on 28 December 2010, with Connie resigning from her position at the hospital

In 2011 Mealing appeared in the Sky1 TV Series Strike Back: Project Dawn as Colonel Eleanor Grant
[edit] Personal life

Previously romantically linked to both Eric Clapton and Robbie Williams,[citation needed] Amanda has been married to screenwriter Richard Sainsbury since 1998, they have two sons — Milo James (born 1999) and Otis Joe (born 2002) — and live on a farm in Lincolnshire [6] Paul O'Grady and Charlie Condou are close friends of Mealing and are godfathers to her sons  She has appeared on The Paul O'Grady Show on several occasions, sometimes with Milo and Otis

After the birth of her first son, the desire to find out more about her background became "hard to ignore"; she also wanted Milo to "know his heritage" [3] Investigations took Mealing to New York, where she eventually found her birth mother, a model for Biba in London during the swinging sixties [3] She discovered that her biological father was a half-Sierra Leonean poet and activist [3] She gets on well with her mother and takes the children to visit her in New York but, sadly, her father died some years earlier [3] However, she learnt that she has a sister, a year younger, also adopted in England [3] Her sister didn't know of the relationship until she was 16, but had watched Mealing in Grange Hill, with people saying 'you look like that girl on TV'  Now close, when they first met their similarities were unbelievable — "we talk the same, walk the same, even our actions are the same" [3]

With a desire to reconnect with her roots and acknowledge her father, and as an ambassador, Mealing has worked with Save the Children in Sierra Leone  She filmed a documentary about Kroo Bay — a slum built on the rubbish discarded by Freetown — saying: "It's the worst place in the world you could grow up as child  One child in four will die before they reach five years old "[3] Further field trips included Bangladesh, looking at climate change, which is where Amanda met up with (then Secretary of State for climate) Ed Miliband  Furious at the conditions, she called Ed and asked for a meeting [citation needed] That took place in the gardens of the British High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh  Following a successful discussion Amanda was invited to speak at the Labour Party Conference, 2009, on behalf of Save the Children with David Miliband

The day after giving birth to her second son, Mealing was diagnosed with breast cancer [7] She has since made a full recovery [8] Amanda was asked to be an ambassador for Breast Cancer Care in early 2010  A charity she has a close bond with  "When I was diagnosed the first leaflet I received was from Breast Cancer Care  They have been there for me ever since  I am deeply honoured to be given a chance to give something back to them  After losing a close friend to breast cancer early the same year Amanda decided to dedicate a justgiving site to raising money in memory of her friend  She is currently in training for the 2012 London Marathon
[edit] References

   1  ^ a b "Marriage Registration Details" Ancestry co uk (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)
   2  ^ Amanda Mealing plays Connie Beauchamp, Holby tv (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)
   3  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Cook, Emma; "My real hospital drama" TimesOnline co uk, 1 March 2008 (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)
   4  ^ Shepherd, Rose; "Best of times, worst of times: Amanda Mealing" TimesOnline co uk, 9 May 2004 (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)
   5  ^ "Amanda Mealing - Filmography"  IMDB  http://www imdb com/name/nm0575140/filmoseries#tt0184122  Retrieved 2010-02-26 
   6  ^ Simpson, Richard; "Portrait of a driver: Amanda Mealing" Telegraph co uk, 12 March 2005 (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)
   7  ^ Rayner, Clare; "Portrait of an honest woman" Guardian co uk, 11 June 2003 (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)
   8  ^ Thomas, Liz; "'Five years ago doctors said I might not be here,' says triumphant Holby City cancer star" DailyMail co uk, 22 April 2008 (Retrieved on 16 July 2009)

[edit] External links

    * Amanda Mealing at the Internet Movie Database
    * Talent agency CurtisBrown co uk
    * Voice agency AnotherTongue com
    * Spotlight casting directory Spotlight com
    * 'Official' website AmandaMealing co uk

Name     Mealing, Amanda
Alternative names    
Short description    
Date of birth     22 April 1967
Place of birth     London, England
Date of death    
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    * 1967 births
    * Living people
    * People from Dulwich
    * British people of Sierra Leonean descent
    * English people of American descent
    * British adoptees
    * Alumni of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
    * English child actors
    * English actors
    * Breast cancer survivors

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