Date of Birth: July 10th 1958
She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in 2001 for her services to drama.
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1990 (1989 season) for Best Actress in a New Play for "Electra", "As You Like It" and "The Person of Sichaun".
She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Actress in her performance for "Machinal" at the Royal National Theatre.
Well known amongst young audiences for her role in "The Men and a Little Lady".