Amanda Redman Recalls Horrific Burns Injuries That Left Her In Hospital For Four Years

Amanda Redman has recalled the horrific injuries she suffered after tipping a cauldron of soup over herself, leaving her hospitalised for four years.

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The New Tricks star’s earlier memories are from a hospital bed after she was left with horrendous burns following the accident when she was just 18 months old.

Speak on Lorraine, she said: “I was covered with burns and it took a long time to recover.

"My earliest memories are in hospital. But I didn’t know any different so it didn’t bother me.

The 58-year-old actress - who has starred in several TV shows, including Little Dorrit, At Home with the Braithwaites and Taggart - admitted the injuries also affected her later in life as she had to undergo "a lot of operations”.

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Fortunately, Amanda - who is married to Damian Schnabel - had so much energy when she was released from hospital her parents enrolled her in a drama class which was the beginning of a glittering career in show business.

But she could have been a dancer as her parents first enrolled her in a dance class but the teacher politely asked for her to be removed.

Amanda recently recalled enduring a “hideous” 2014, during which she lost her mother Joan and her close friend and former Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham within the space of 24 hours.

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She said: “I lost Lynda on the Sunday and my mother on the Monday. Their funerals were just days apart.

"It wasn’t great. My husband drove me up to attend them but then he had to go back to London. I made my way into this apartment they had sorted for me.

"It was so empty in this baron place. I felt so lonely. I can’t explain it but I just burst into tears. I didn’t want to be there.”