American/British theatre, television and film actress. Her first major role was the leading role of Kaye Bentley in the 10-part BBC TV series No Bananas, with Alison Steadman and Tom Bell. She has gone on to appear in many British and American TV shows and has worked extensively in theatre, playing most of the great Shakespearean heroines. Most recently, she played Portia in The Merchant Of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, opposite Jonathan Pryce. She recently appeared in Chronic starring Tim Roth and directed by 2012 Un Certain Regard winner, Mexican Michel Franco was at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or.