She starred in Gosford Park, Downton Abbey, and Harry Potter and won multiple Emmy Awards in a career that spanned over sixty year.
She studied drama at the Oxford University Dramatic Society and began her career as Viola in the Oxford Playhouse's rendition of Twelfth Night.
She appeared in Hook with Robin Williams, and later took on the role of Professor Minerva McGonagallin in the Harry Potter franchise.
She married Robert Stephens in June 1967, and the couple welcomed their son Chris later that year.
She starred as an older Wendy in Steven Spielberg's film Hook, alongside Dustin Hoffman.
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