A Scottish actress who is better known for her role as Mrs. Elsie Hughes in PBS and ITV series Downton Abbey. In 1977 she completed her graduation with prestigious with the James Bridie Gold Medal from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She started her career by joining Dundee Repertory Theatre. She also shortly worked for the the BBC Scotland production, The White Bird Passes. At the Taormina Film Festival she was awarded with the Gold Award for Best Actress.
Now talking about her personal life she is a happily married woman. Till now she has not faced any real problem in her marriage relationship so far. She seems to be very happy with her husband and neither of them have ever involved themselves in extra marital affair. Together the couple is blessed with a son. She is happily residing in Chiswick with her husband and son.