Fast Facts

  • Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
  • Made her stage debut in 1954.
  • Debuted on Broadway in 1999's revival of Night Must Fall with Matthew Broderick.
  • Has been nominated for BAFTA awards in television and film.


  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Tony Steedman — Husband (deceased)
  • Catherine Josephine Parfitt — Mother
  • Lawrence Hamilton Parfitt — Father
  • David Steedman — Son


  • Birth Place: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Birthday: November 7, 1935,
  • Profession: Actor

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