In 1971, she created the role of "Araminta" in Christopher Hampton
's "The Philanthropist" at The Royal Court, which also transferred to the Ethel Barrymore
Theater on Broadway the same year.
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I didn't come into the business till the late sixties but I've seen a lot of changes in the 35 years since. Mostly I mourn the demise of the repertory companies - that's a very sad thing from the point of view of the training of actors.
She was once married to Ian Holm
, who played Frodo Baggins in a BBC Radio 4 dramatization of The Lord of the Rings. In Shaun of the Dead
(2004), her husband is played by Bill Nighy
, who played Sam Gamgee opposite Holm in the same Radio 4 production. Also appearing in the film was Martin Freeman
, who played the younger version of Holm's Bilbo Baggins.