- Began acting with the Oldham Theatre Workshop at age 10.
- Starred in a school production of West Side Story.
- Left school before completing her A-levels to play Meg Demoys in the BBC mini-series Blackout.
- Was offered an audition for The Secret of Crickley Hall by director Joe Ahearne on the recommendation of his friend Bill Gallagher, who directed her in her TV debut, Blackout.
- John Cooke — Father