Previously at Chichester Annie in Calendar Girls (and UK tour and Noël Coward Theatre), Rosalind in As You Like It and Nancy/Muv in The Mitford Girls (and Globe Theatre. Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical).
Theatre includes Felicity in Relative Values (Theatre Royal Bath and Harold Pinter Theatre), Georgiana in Dandy Dick (Theatre Royal Brighton and UK tour), Lane in The Clean House (Royal & Derngate Northampton and UK tour), Lady Fidget in The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Bertha in Boeing-Boeing (Comedy Theatre), Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials, Dotty Otley/Mrs Clackett in Noises Off, Maria Lvovna in Summerfolk, Lady Franklin in Money (Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress), The Countess in A Little Night Music (all National Theatre), Lady Utterword in Heartbreak House (Almeida Theatre), Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (UK tour and Strand Theatre), Separate Tables (UK tour and Albery Theatre), Gertrude Lawrence in Noël and Gertie (Donmar Warehouse and Comedy Theatre. Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Jane in Benefactors (Vaudeville Theatre), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Phoenix Theatre), Clara Popkiss in Popkiss (Globe Theatre).
Television includes Downton Abbey, Miranda, Poirot, Maxwell, Miss Marple, Sweet Medicine, Waking the Dead, The Falklands Play, The Moonstone, The Legacy of Reggie Perrin, The Cloning of Joanna May, Rich Tea and Sympathy, The Shell Seekers, The Heat of the Day, Inspector Morse, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Hotel du Lac (BAFTA Awards nomination and ACE Awards nomination in the US), The Death of the Heart, Hay Fever, Jemima Shore Investigates, Holding the Fort, Nanny, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Naked Civil Servant, The Girls of Slender Means.
Films include Betrayal, Before You Go, Prague Duet, Jilting Joe, The Leading Man, Just Ask for Diamond, Thieves in the Night, The Elephant Man, The Disappearance.
Trained at LAMDA (Eveline Evans Award for Best Actress on graduating).