English actress who played Sarah O'Brien on Downton Abbey from 2010 to 2012 and was also a regular on the series Clocking Off and Benidorm.
Her first major role was in the 1986 film Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
She stars alongside Andrew Garfield in the 2007 film Boy A. She was also cast in a lead role in The Syndicate in 2013.
She married actor Mark Jordon in 1997 and the couple had two children.
She appears opposite Hugh Bonneville on the hit series Downton Abbey.