British actress notable for playing desperate, man-hungry Fran Katzenjammer on the sitcom Black Books and Jackie in Friday Night Dinner.
She played Lamia in Neverwhere.
She won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Beatrice in a stage production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
She married actor Richard Leaf, whom she met on the set of Neverwhere, in 1997. She and Leaf became parents to three children: Jakob, Roxie, and Nathanael.