Stage and display screen actress known most effective as the mom of film superstar Kate Beckinsale. Her tv credits include jobs as Jan Goddard in Casualty, Pamela in Singles, and Kathryn MacTiernan in Space Isle One. Prior to making her British tv debut in the first 1970s, she performed in the initial London creation of the favorite musical Locks. She acquired a cameo function being a vampire in Underworld: Awakening, a 2013 film where her little girl starred as Selene. She and her initial husband, television professional Richard Beckinsale, welcomed their soon-to-be well-known little girl, Kate, in 1973. Almost 2 decades after Richard Beckinsale’s 1979 loss of life, she married British television movie director Roy Battersby. She and fellow English actress Victoria Wood both studied drama on the University of Birmingham.