Fast Facts

  • Enrolled in Bush Davies Ballet School at the age of 10.
  • Was a professional dancer, but took up acting after suffering a severe leg injury.
  • Toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • In 1990, landed the lead role in the British TV series Lorna Doone.
  • At age 23, took on her breakthrough film role as a member of an Irish terrorist group in Harrison Ford's political thriller Patriot Games (1992).
  • Had recurring roles on a number of series, including BBC's State of Play and Prisoners' Wives, CBS's Cane, HBO's Rome and SyFy's Caprica.


  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee


  • Laurence Penry-Jones — Husband
  • Delilah — Daughter
  • Arthur Walker — Father
  • Daniel Walker — Brother
  • Giorgio — Son
  • Emma — Sister
  • Adam Coleman Howard — Ex-significant Other
  • Georgiana Walker — Mother
  • Hannah — Sister


  • Drama Centre, London, England (1988)


  • Birth Place: Warrington, Cheshire, England
  • Birthday: May 19, 1966, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor

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