London-born actress best known for playing Carrie Rogers on the British TV series Shameless. In film, she played Lettice Howard in the Oscar-nominated film Elizabeth.
She was an acting student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She acted in the music video for the song "Walk Away" by Welsh hardcore band Funeral For a Friend.
She has dated actor Cal MacAninch.
She co-starred in 1998's Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the title role.