TV, film, and theatre actress known for her roles as Marilyn Dingle on Emmerdale, Karen Small on Ladies of Letters, and Leona on Casualty. She died of breast cancer on April 15, 2016.
She studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and appeared in her first film in 1990.
Her theatre credits include Hamlet, Mamma Mia!, and Les Miserables.
She married Tim Nicholson in 2005. She and her twin brother were adopted when they were three.
She starred alongside Maureen Lipman on Ladies of Letters.