About Me

I trained at LAMDA where I was awarded the George Farquhar Restoration Prize and the Lally Bowers Award for Best Comedy Actress.

Since graduating in 1992 I have worked extensively in theatre, television, radio and film. On stage I have played leading roles for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and at numerous regional theatres.

I received an Ian Charleson Commendation for the role of Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere’s Fan (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London) and I was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Barclays TMA Awards for the role of Vivie in Mrs Warren’s Profession (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester).

In my 27-year career I have also made frequent appearances in television and films. Most prominently, I played William’s sister Ethel in two series of Just William for the BBC. And more recently I have appeared as Rob Brydon’s wife Sally in The Trip, directed by Michael Winterbottom. This summer will see us filming the fourth series: The Trip to Greece.

 

Headshot Photo Credits: Phil Sharp

 

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