British actress who starred in the BBC series, All Quiet on the Preston Front. She also starred in Doc Martin in 2004.
She performed with folk and indie groups called Sapphire and Monoland before beginning her acting career in the early 1990s.
She played the starring role of Headmistress Louisa Glasson on the ITV1 series, Doc Martin.
She met her future husband, Michael Higgs, while both were on the set of the television series The Bill. She and Higgs later became parents to a daughter, Honor Ray, and a son, Sonny Joe.
She made a brief appearance in a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds music video.