Fast Facts

  • Began her acting career at 6 on the British comedy series All Quiet on the Preston Front.
  • Early TV roles on British series like Casualty and Dalziel and Pascoe often cast her as the troubled kid.
  • In 2008, four of the characters she played on stage, film and TV wound up dead.
  • Big-screen debut came with the 2009 British drama Awaydays.
  • Made the leap to American TV when she was cast as Lucrezia Borgia on the Showtime historical drama The Borgias.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee


  • Attended Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England


  • Birth Place: Manchester, England
  • Profession: Actor

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