Actress who starred in Gosford Park, Downton Abbey, and the Harry Potter films and has won multiple Emmy Awards in a career that has spanned more than 60 years. In 1969, she won an Academy Award for her starring role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
She studied drama at the Oxford University Dramatic Society and began her career as Viola in the Oxford Playhouse's rendition of Twelfth Night.
She married Robert Stephens in June 1967. They welcomed their son Chris later that year and had another son, Toby, in 1969.