Best known for award-winning portrayal of Helen Herriot in the television adaptation of the James Herriot books, All Creatures Great and Small(1978–85), which led to receiving the Variety Club Television Personality of the Year award in 1985. One time member of the National Theatre Company under the leadership of Laurence Olivier and acted in numerous television series and films including the highly successful Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Chocky. Won a Critics’ Circle Best Screen Actress award for role in the feature film Father playing opposite Max von Sydow. Amongst many other film and television series, appeared in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971) and the film adaptation of Beryl Bainbridge’s novel An Awfully Big Adventure, directed by Mike Newell.