Well-known for her Olivier Award-winning performances in London Western End stage productions from the musicals Carousel and My Good Lady, Riding can be known on her behalf Olivier-nominated roles in The Witches of Eastwick and Men and Dolls. After teaching in the Bristol Aged Vic Theatre College in the 1980s, she made an appearance in a number of Chichester Festival Theater productions and continued to star inside a Western End staging of Me and My Lady. In the 1st decade from the 21st hundred years, she portrayed Ruth in the Shower and London productions of Blithe Soul. She grew up on a dairy products plantation in Lancashire, Britain. She and her spouse, Sebastien Maillot, welcomed a kid in 2008. She made an appearance with Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick in the 2014 film version from the Sondheim musical In to the Woods.