Versatile actress who rose to fame for her roles in Fight Club and The King's Speech, and was cast as a villain in Terminator Salvation. She also appeared in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish and Cinderella.
She won a national writing contest and used the money to pay for a spot in the actors directory Spotlight.
She had her first role in Lady Jane and played the evil villainess Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series.
She began dating Tim Burton in 2001. The couple had a son in 2003 and a daughter in 2007 before eventually separating in December 2014. She later began a relationship with her boyfriend Rye Dag Holmboe.
She appeared in The King's Speech with Colin Firth.