A tv and stage celebrity, she is most widely known for her part as Madame Vastra in BBC’s Doctor Who. She was raised in Edinburgh and was an integral part of the Edinburgh Youngsters Theatre through the 1980s. Later on she visited the Royal Scottish Academy of Episode and Music in Glasgow. She’s stated that she’d need Doctor Who to be sexier and edgier following its fiftieth wedding anniversary. She wedded cameraman Alex Sahla in 1999. They divorced in 2006. Professional maker of Doctor Who and inventor of Sherlock Steven Moffat offers stated that he really wants to make a Madame Vastra spin off series starring her.