Veteran British television actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Albert Nobbs. She was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer for her role in The Grace of Mary Traverse.
She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
She made her silver screen debut with Sigourney Weaver in the thriller, Half Moon Street.
Her parents are Jean and Alan McTeer. She married Joe Coleman.
She met Gary Oldman while waiting tables as a struggling actress. He suggested she enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, which she did.