Webber Douglas School of Drama
University of Sunderland
Played Catherine Sforza in "The Borgias"
Played Charlotte Bill, nanny to Prince John of England, in "The Lost Prince"
Appeared in "The Reckoning"
Appeared in Sandra Bullock film "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
Acted on the London stage in "Five Kinds of Silence"
Starred opposite Helen Bonham Carter in "Women Talking Dirty"
Co-starred as the wheelchair-bound Bella in "Notting Hill"
Had featured role as a waitress in Michael Winterbottom's "Wonderland"
Played featured role in Mike Hodges' "Croupier"
Breakout performance in "Our Friends in the North"
Appeared in "Naked", helmed by Mike Leigh
Film debut in Ken Russell's "Lair of the White Worm"
Television debut in "Quest for Eagles"
Raised in County Durham, England
Her pale skin is attributed to low blood pressure.
Received an Olivier Award nomination for playing Goneril opposite Derek Jacobi in a 2010 production of "King Lear."
Initially intended to study theater design at an art college, but instead took a bus to London, where she began landing roles on television.