I also worked on a wide range of plays, with leading roles in Arthur Miller’s View from a Bridge, Willy Russell’s Stags and Hens, Agnes of God, Nell Dunn’s The Little Heroine, principal boy in The Marvellous Land of Oz, George Eliot’s Adam Bede and Lark Rise to Candleford.
My proudest moment was being given the opportunity to play Anne in the four-part series Diary of Anne Frank for the BBC. I was also delighted to win the role of Catherine Moreland in the BBC film of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.
Other television work included playing the evil Gwendolyn in the four-part Dr Who story Ghost Light, the BBC’s comedy series No Frills playing the rebellious punk rocker Susie and one of the female cab drivers in the BBC drama, Rides. I also had roles in Silent Witness and The Bill.Make a booking enquiry →
I went from drama school straight to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre then in quick succession played Juliet at the Crucible
Theatre, Sheffield, and from there to the West End playing Pandora in the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.
Other West End work included playing Irina in Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Rose in The Living Room by Graham Greene, directed by Bryan Forbes.
I spent three years at the National Theatre, including playing Grace Wellborn in Richard Eyre’s production of Bartholomew Fair and Jacinta in Declan Donnellan’s Fuenteovejuna and the title role in Oscar Wilde’s Salome, directed by Steven Berkoff, which transferred to the West End.
Other theatre highlights were The Young Writers’ Festival at the Royal Court theatre, where I performed a one-woman play about a young schizophrenic called Clare.