Amber Anderson

Amber Anderson (born 5 March 1992) is an English actress, pianist and model. She is best known for her roles as Jane Fairfax in the 2020 film Emma, Ciara Porter in J.K Rowling's crime drama series Strike, as Lady Anne in The Riot Club (2014) and as She in the Steve McQueen-directed Mr. Burberry (2016). Anderson is also a violin player.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Anderson was born in Shepton Mallet, England and grew up near Inverness, Scotland.[2]

She was Steiner educated[where?] before studying at Aberdeen City Music School, with piano as her first study. She later went on to study at Gordonstoun School on a double music and drama scholarship, the first of its kind especially awarded to Anderson.[citation needed]

In 2017, Anderson wrote an Instagram post, accusing Harvey Weinstein of behaving inappropriately and harassing her for a personal relationship to further her career. She was 20 years old at the time.[3]


Anderson has appeared in ads for brands such as Clarins, Burberry, Chanel and Kenzo.[1] She has walked catwalk for Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberry, Hermes and Chanel.

She has worked with photographers such as Albert Watson, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight and Solve Sunsbo.


In January 2020, Anderson was named the winner of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle's award for Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film for her performance as Jennifer Ellis in White Lie.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Your Highness Maiden
2011 Lotus Eaters Suzi
2013 We Are the Freaks Elinor
2014 The Riot Club Lady Anne
2014 Once Upon a Time in London Lucy Short
2014 Chalk Margaret Short
2016 Maigret's Dead Man Francine TV movie
2016 Atalanta Atalanta Short
2018 All the World's a Stage The Actress Short
2018 In Darkness Jane
2018 9862 Julia Short
2019 White Lie Jennifer Ellis
2020 Emma. Jane Fairfax
TBA Skin Walker Regine Post-production
TBA The Souvenir Part II Amber Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Black Mirror Sara Episode: "The Waldo Moment"
2017 Strike Ciara Porter "The Cuckoo's Calling"


  1. ^ a b Pike, Naomi (February 26, 2015). "Who's That Girl?". British Vogue. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Jamieson, Teddy (August 25, 2017). "Amber Anderson on how she went from couch surfing to a part in JK Rowling's new BBC One Drama Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling". The Herald. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Ruby, Jennifer (October 17, 2017). "Strike actress Amber Anderson claims Harvey Weinstein proposed 'personal relationship' to further her career". Evening Standard. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Vancouver film critics award 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open'". Tri-City News, January 7, 2020.

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