| Amanda Abbington|
Martin Freeman (2000–)
| Amanda Jane Smith|
February 1974 (age 41)North London, England
Joe Freeman, Grace Freeman
The All Together, Swinging with the Finkels, Ghosted, The Debt, The Booze Cruise
Sherlock, Mr Selfridge, Case Histories, Doc Martin, After You've Gone
Martin Freeman, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch, Una Stubbs
Amanda Abbington Wikipedia
Amanda Abbington (born Amanda Jane Smith; February 1974) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Miss Mardle in Mr Selfridge and Mary Morstan in the BBC adaptation of Sherlock.
She appeared in the TV series The Bill until 2007 as various characters. During that time she also appeared in the TV series Wycliffe, Casualty, Dream Team, The Sins, Shades, Doc Martin, Coupling, and Teachers. She appeared in the 2005 comedy sketch show Man Stroke Woman and the 2007–2008 comedy After You've Gone with Nicholas Lyndhurst. She has also appeared in recurring series such as Bernard's Watch and Case Histories.
In 2013, she began appearing in the television series Mr Selfridge as Miss Mardle alongside Jeremy Piven and Frances O'Connor. In 2014, Abbington appeared in the third series of Sherlock as Mary Morstan, the wife of John Watson, played by her then real-life partner Martin Freeman. In 2015 she appeared in the BBC drama Cuffs.
Abbington was the longtime partner of British actor Martin Freeman, whom she met on the set of the film Men Only in 2000. The couple appeared together on screen in productions such as The Debt, The Robinsons, The Good Night and Sherlock. They lived in Hertfordshire and have two children together. The couple split in 2016.
Abbington was declared bankrupt by the High Court in March 2013 as a result of a £120,000 tax bill, but declared in March 2014 that she had already resolved the issue.