4 march, 1981
Struck gold with her first West End audition where she not only earned a role in "Beauty and the Beast" but also met the man she would later marry, director /choreographer Nick Winston.
Courted by the two biggest names in musical theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh for the two biggest female roles in 2004. Both "The Woman in White" and "Mary Poppins" tried to ensnare her, with the role of the flying nanny with the parrot-headed umbrella finally winning her heart and the audiences as she went on to win the prestigious Best Actress in a Musical Olivier Award.
Her mother, Alison Kelly, died from breast cancer in the Summer of 2003, when she was age 21.
Friend of Jamie Campbell Bower's family, who helped him begin his career by introducing him to her agent.
Played the mother of character Jayne Wisener in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), but she is only 6 years older then Jayne.