English actress Amber Anderson had previously teased her appearance in the sixth and final season of the hit BBC crime-drama television show, Peaky Blinders in February 2021.
At that time, she was yet to disclose what role she would be playing. But, now that the show has already premiered, Anderson has finally made her big appearance in the second episode of season six – which premiered on March 6, 2022.
Upon the release, it’s revealed that she will be playing the role of Diana Mitford, a real-life historical figure. In the show, her character introduces herself as the most recent and last mistress – and the soon-to-be wife – of fascist MP Oswald Mosley, played by actor Sam Claflin.
While Anderson is currently garnering the limelight for her appearance in Peaky Blinders, it isn’t the first time she has gained fame. She has played in many known movies and TV shows, including Black Mirror, White Lie, Emma., and The Souvenir: Part II.
How old is Amber Anderson?
Anderson recently celebrated the end of her 20s when she became 30 years of age. She celebrates her birthday every year on March 5.
This time, her birthday was even more special as just a day after she turned 30, she made her big debut in Peaky Blinders. The official Instagram handle of the show had also wished her on her birthday while replying to her comment on one of their posts.
Amber Anderson recently celebrated her 30th birthday (Photo: Instagram)
Born in 1992, Anderson was initially raised in the suburbs of Glastonbury, Somerset – her birthplace – and later moved to Scotland. Her birth sign is Pisces.
For her education, she first attended a primary school in Logie and then a local Steiner school. After that, she joined Aberdeen City Music School and learned piano upto grade eight and violin upto grade nine.
When she was 16, she auditioned for the Drama and Music Scholarships to Gordonstoun School and won the Performing Arts Scholarship – a new award invented for the first time as both the drama and music department wanted to give her their scholarships but weren’t allowed due to their rules.
Amber Anderson’s family moved to Scotland when she was small
At the age of 6, Anderson’s family relocated and settled down in Inverness, Scotland, due to the Millennium bug, aka The Year 2000 problem or the Y2K problem.
Amber Anderson at the sets of ‘Peaky Blinders’ (Photo: Instagram)
Speaking of that move, she told The Scotsman, “We lived in Glastonbury in Somerset but moved to Forres to survive the millennium bug because my parents’ thinking was that if we moved to a very remote place and became self-sufficient, we’d be OK.”
“I was seven and completely convinced that the world was ending – obviously that comes with a lot of baggage to unpack now,” she laughingly added.
The world never ended, and the Millennium bug was eventually sorted out by the joint work of the USA and UK. Nonetheless, Anderson thinks that the sudden relocation to Scotland wasn’t in vain.
She said, “But I’m so happy I ended up in Scotland and got to grow up where it’s safe and beautiful. I think it was the best type of childhood. I would kill for my kids to have that one day because there’s just so much real space, it’s amazing.”
Amber Anderson enjoying in the countryside (Photo: Instagram)
Coming back to her parents, Anderson hasn’t revealed specific details about them, such as their names and professions. Nonetheless, during the said interview with The Scotsman, it was revealed that she is of Scottish descent from her father’s side.
“I was born in Somerset but from way back on my dad’s side it’s all Scottish,” she told the outlet.
Besides this, not much is known about her parents and if she has any siblings or not.
Amber Anderson has a tall height
The newest addition to Peaky Blinders certainly has a tall height, which was also seen when she appeared on-screen as her character, Diana Mitford, in the BBC show.
Amber Anderson standing tall at the premiere of ‘Peaky Blinders’ season six (Photo: Instagram)
At one moment of the show, Mitford shared the screen with her on-screen partner Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby (Cillian Murphy), and Thomas’ second wife Elizabeth’ Lizzie’ Shelby (Natasha O’Keeffe).
During that moment, it was easily noticed that Thomas, who stood tall among many others, was overshadowed by Mitford – in terms of height. So, how tall is the actress taller than Cillian Murphy, who is 5 feet 7 ⅞ inches (1.72 meters) tall?
Well, reports suggest that Anderson stands at a towering height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters), a little over 2 inches or 0.06 meters tall than Murphy.
Is Amber Anderson married to a husband?
Anderson’s character in Peaky Blinders was shown to be getting married soon. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for the actress who portrays the character.
Amber Anderson as Diana Mitford with Sam Claflin as MP Oswald Mosley in ‘Peaky Blinders’ (Photo: Instagram)
As of now, Anderson is yet to share the wedding vows and have a husband. Likewise, there have been no reports of her getting married to someone in the past.
If not married to a husband, then is she dating a boyfriend? That’s also not the case. Anderson seems to be single and focused on her professional life only, at least for now.
Nonetheless, she was in a couple of relationships in the past. As per The Sun, she was in an on-off relationship with singer Paolo Nutini. The two had first met each other in 2014 while working together in the music video of the singer’s song Diana.
They eventually began dating. But, they parted ways in March 2016 only to reconcile their togetherness three months later after Nutini declared, “Life is s**t without you [Anderson].”
Amber Anderson with her ex-boyfriend Paolo Nutini (Photo: Getty Images)
However, that reconciliation didn’t last for long as they ultimately split for good after some time. Later, it was reported that Anderson had moved on from Nutini and was in a relationship with Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens.
Anderson and Stephens’ togetherness also didn’t last long as they broke up after a while in 2019. Afterward, Stephens started to date British singer Jade Thirlwall.
Since that broken relationship, Anderson has neither been linked to anyone nor confirmed she is dating someone.
In between her two confirmed relationships, in October 2017, Anderson came forward during the #MeToo movement and accused scandalous producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, inappropriate behavior, and harassing her for a personal relationship.
She was among more than 80 women who came forward with an accusation of sexual abuse against Weinstein.
Amber Anderson in ‘Peaky Blinders’
As mentioned earlier, Anderson plays the role of Diana Mitford, a character based on a real-life person, in the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders. Mitford first appeared in the second episode of the sixth season.
Amber Anderson as Diana Mitford in ‘Peaky Blinders’ season six (Photo: Instagram)
Anderson’s character in the show has been described as “pretty dark.” During an interview with Digital Spy, Peaky Blinders‘ creator Steven Knight had teased that he hadn’t seen “a character like her [Mitford] in Peaky before – she certainly gives Tommy a run for his money.”
As he went on, he said that Mitford challenges Tommy differently. But, she is certainly not a protagonist, and he doesn’t know if she is an antagonist. “It’s similar to Mosley… she has a similar ideology, and that’s challenging for any character like I’ve said before,” he added.
In the end, he said, “They don’t have guns or a gang, but they have an ideology that’s like a virus and it’s more dangerous than anything.”
A little bit of Mitford was shown in the second episode, which aired on March 6, 2022. The character is believed to have a greater role in the upcoming episodes. So, the fans have to stay tuned for more updates.