She acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Alan Bennett and Kenneth Grahame's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David Hare's plays, "Racing Demon," "Murmuring Judges;" Dario Fo's play, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo ...
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[on being honored with an Oscar nomination for Albert Nobbs
(2011)] There were a lot of people who lived like this. One thing you have to remember in England that is different from over here, is that sodomy if you're a guy was illegal. You'd be kicked out of the country. There was nothing against lesbianism because Queen Victoria didn't believe it existed.
She was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play, of the 1996 season, for her performance "A Doll's House", at the Playhouse.