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