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Irene Amanda Burton
10 October 1956
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Irene Amanda Burton (born 10 October 1956) is a Northern Irish actress, notable for her television roles as Heather Black in the Channel 4 soap opera, Brookside, from 1982 to 1986; Beth Glover in the ITV drama series, Peak Practice, from 1993 to 1995; Sam Ryan in the BBC crime drama series, Silent Witness, from 1996 to 2004; Clare Blake in the ITV1 crime drama series, The Commander, from 2003 to 2008; and Karen Fisher in the BBC One school-based drama series, Waterloo Road, from 2010 to 2011.
Early life and education
Burton was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, the youngest of four sisters. Her father was a primary school headmaster at Ballougry Primary School, which she attended as a child. After later attending Londonderry High School she moved to England at the age of 18, where she spent three years studying drama at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.
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