Amanda Noar (born 1962) is an English actress, director and choreographer and is the former wife of actor Neil Morrissey.[1]

Noar trained at the Arts Educational School. Her first television role was in the ATV schools series Starting Out (1982), written by Grazyna Monvid. Her other TV work includes roles in Stay Lucky (1993), Brookside (1999), Casualty, Lovejoy (1992), Boon (1987), Coronation Street and Hollyoaks.[2] Stage roles include West Side Story at Her Majesty's Theatre in London and on national tour, Fields of Ambrosia at the Aldwych Theatre, London, and Fiddler on the Roof with Topol.[3] In addition, Noar played Gypsy in Gypsy at The Grand Theatre, Swansea, and Hunyak in Chicago at The Haymarket Theatre in Leicester. She performed in Godspell on national tour, as well as roles in Sweet Charity and Cabaret. Her film work includes roles in Return of the Jedi (1983), The Zero Option (1988), I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990), and The Frontline (1993).[3]

She was married to actor Neil Morrissey from 1987 to 1991 and with him she had a son, Sam Morrissey, born in 1989. She has two other children from a subsequent marriage.[4]

Noar is also the director of the musical theatre company "Impact" which has put on many shows including Fiddler on the Roof and Oliver!. The proceeds of these shows go to various charities.