She acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" "The Walls" play;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The ...
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[on Vera Drake
(2004)] You don't have a script, so we prepared that film for six months and then filmed it for three and a bit months. Nothing is improvised on film but for me I created with Mike [director Mike Leigh
] that woman literally from the day she was born, so I know everything about her life. And of course we can't do it in every job because there is not the time, because most films you ...
She was nominated for a 1997 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Awards for Best Actress in a Musical of the 1996 season for her performance in "Guys and Dolls".