Television includes: DROP DEAD WEIRD SERIES 1 (TG4), GAMEFACE EASTENDERS, FATHER FIGURE, THREESOME, SHAMELESS (Channel 4), THE BLEAK OLD SHP OF STUFF PRAMFACE (BBC). She appeared in all 3 seasons of JAM AND JERUSALEM (BBC), BREMNER, BIRD AND FORTUNE (Channel 4, six series), HIGH HOPES (BBC), FRENCH AND SAUNDERS (BBC), TV TO GO(BBC), THE DARK AGES (ITV), IT HAPPENED LAST YEAR, DALZIEL AND PASCOE, FAMILY, ARISTOCRATS and BALLYKISSANGELl all for BBC. She is well known for her award-winning role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted (Hatrick/ Channel 4).
Film includes: Jim Sheridan’s SECRET SCRIPTURE, Stephen Bradley’s NOBLE, Helen in GYPO, Sister Hilda opposite Brendan Blethyn in THE CALLING, IRIS directed by Richard Eyre, HEIDI, ANGELA’S ASHES directed by Alan Parker, THE MOST FERTILE MAN IN IRELAND, AN EVERLASTING PIECE directed by Barry Levinson and WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY directed by Kieron J. WalsH. Previous film work includes; Quills, Nora, Her Own Rules, Guilttrip.
Most recent theatre includes: DOCTOR FAUSTUS at the RSC, MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN for Red Ladder and Leeds Playhouse, DAISY PULLS IT OFF at The Park Theatre, EAST IS EAST tour directed by Sam Yates, KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at The Globe Theatre, London and HAPPY DAYS at The Sheffield Crucible.
With The Abbey Theatre: THE TROJAN WOMEN, COMEDY OF ERRORS, YERMA & ANTIGONE.
With The Gate Theatre, Dublin:THE DOUBLE DEALER, TARTUFFE, ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR and SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.
With Rough Magic: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD, THE TEMPEST, TOP GIRLS and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
She has also published 8 best-selling novels, Something for the Weekend (1999), Better Than A Rest (2001), Right on Time (2002), The Woman on the Bus (2004), Summer in the City (2005), Bright Lights and Promises(2007), Missing You Already (2009) and The Time Is Now (2010). In 2012 she published her first novel for young people, Jenny Q, Stitched Up! with Puffin Books, and the sequel JENNY Q, Unravelled.