She was nominated for the BAFTA Award on her behalf work in the tv screen serial, The Jewel in the Crown, in 1984. She grew up in Sheffield and visited Notre Dame SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL for women before studying performing at Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork. She made an appearance in Contact The Midwife, Dolores Claiborne, and Ever After. She was wedded to professional Tony Steedman from 1966 until his loss of life in 2001, plus they had one kid together. She made an appearance in the 2008 tv miniseries Small Dorrit with Sue Johnston.