Perhaps most well known for her portrayal of Shelly Williams on the British soap opera Emmerdale, she is also notable for her recurring roles on Doctors, Land Girls, and Broadchurch.
Before making her professional stage and screen debuts, she studied theatre at the University of Manchester.
She played teacher Charity Burbage in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.
The child of barrister and tabloid journalist James Pickles, she spent her youth in Wakefield, England.
She and Simon Fenton were both in the cast of the fantasy series Through the Dragon's Eye.