English actress who has won multiple awards for her work including 2 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 1996 and 2004. She is well known for her roles in costume dramas like Lark Rise to Candleford.
She studied acting at the Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
She has acted in multiple Shakespeare plays, including King Lear and The Merchant of Venice.
She married actor, Mark Bazeley and they have a son.
She starred in the 1995 Peter Hall directed play The Master Builder.