Date of Birth : Mar 16th 1950
Canadian stage, film and television actress. In 1973 she made her professional stage debut, in Bristol, England, while appearing in a regular role on the British television series The Onedin Line. In 1974 she was invited to London to play the part of Jenny in David Hare’s play Knuckle at the Comedy Theatre, followed by a season with the National Theatre Company: Ellie in Heartbreak House and Marianne, opposite Stephen Rea, in Tales from the Vienna Woods. 1975 saw her appear opposite Anthony Hopkins in the televised play, The Arcata Promise followed by the televised theatrical version of The Count of Monte Cristo that featured an all-star cast of British and American actors. That same year her first feature-length film The Romantic Englishwoman was released. In 1977 she played the part of Rosalind in As You Like It, directed by Terry Hands, opposite Charles Dance, in Stratford-upon-Avon and the following year in London. This she followed with Plenty, another play from David Hare, at the National Theatre, for which she received the 1978 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a New Play. The winner was Joan Plowright in Filumena. She was cast in a similar role, playing against Bill Paterson, in Hare’s BAFTA award-winning companion play, Licking Hitler, for BBC television.