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Meet the Cast & Characters

Get to know the talented Grantchester cast—including James Norton, Robson Green, Tom Brittney, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver and more. Learn about their characters in the show, other roles you’ve seen them in and some surprising off-screen intel!

Morven Christie as Amanda Kendall

Actress Morven Christie as Amanda Kendall in the TV mystery series, Grantchester.

About the Character: Amanda is the beautiful society girl and free spirt whose love for Sidney Chambers must remain as no more than friendship. The two have known each other for a long time—Amanda went to school with Sidney’s sister. It’s she who gave Sidney the Labrador pup named Dickens.

Where You’ve Seen Her Before: Morven is known for her portrayal of architect Ellen Rooney in The Replacement. She’s been in TV series such as The Bay, The A Word, and Doctor Who, and films including The Young Victoria and Road Dance.

Fun Facts: Christie left school at age 16 and was employed as a waitress, retail assistant, and a ski instructor who even helped get ski boots on her students’ feet before turning to acting. “I’ve always been a doing person,” she told The Scotsman.

Related Content: Hear Christie talk about Grantchester’s star-crossed lovers on the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast.


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