Acted in the feature film "Moll Flanders"
Acted in the Irish short film, "The Woman Who Married Clark Gable", opposite Bob Hoskins
Appeared as a secretary in "A Time to Kill"
Appeared with Albert Finney in "A Man of No Importance"
As a teenager, was seriously injured in car accident
Co-stared in the NBC miniseries "A Woman of Independent Means", starring Sally Field
Co-starred in a second "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production, "Cupid and Cate" (CBS)
Co-starred with Richard Harris in "The Field"
Film debut in small role in "Sinful Davey"
Had featured role in the Australian-produced miniseries "Brides of Christ"; aired in 1993 in USA
Played Megan Roach on the popular BBC hospital drama series, "Casualty"
US television dramatic debut on the PBS "American Playhouse" presentation, "Lethal Innocence"
Cast as the mother of Mike Myer's character in the comedy "So I Married an Axe Murderer"
Co-starred with Janet McTeer and Olympia Dukakis in "The Intended," directed by Kristian Levering
Had featured role in "The War Bride"
Had regular role in the British TV series "Quartermass"
Portrayed 'Big Mama' in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at the Geffen Playhouse
Breakthrough screen role as Mrs. Brown in "My Left Foot"; received Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress
Cast opposite Cate Blanchett in "Veronica Guerin"
Featured in the made for TV movie "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss"
First American film, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"
Had co-starring role in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Durango" (CBS)
Spent childhood summers in County Kerry
Still a teenager, suffered the loss of kidney
Worked extensively on the Irish stage before moving to London
Acted with the National Theater in plays including "The Plough and the Stars" and "Lavender Blue", with the Royal Court Theater in "Within Two Shadows" and "A Pagan's Place" and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in works including "TV Times" and "The Irish Play"
Contracted tuberculosis in her teens
Raised in Dublin, Ireland
Ventured into acting while employed as a journalist for <i>The Irish Times</i>