English actress that has appeared in the tv screen displays Ever Decreasing Circles and Doctor Who. She started playing Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey this year 2010. She went to a convent college with her sisters, Rosemary and Linda, in Newcastle upon Tyne before starring in stage productions. She’s been nominated for over four Olivier Honours. She was wedded twice and experienced a daughter called Alice. She was wedded to Ian Holm from 1991 until 2001.