English theater and film actress who became known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film franchise. She also appeared in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and won the Drama Desk Award for her one-person performance of T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land."
She played Marnie Stonebrook on the 2011 season of True Blood.
She had a supporting role opposite Colin Firth in the 2009 film Dorian Gray.
She had her breakout stage role as Julia in The Rivals.
She was in a committed relationship with actress Saffron Burrows in the early 2000s.
- The meaning of the name Shaw: Dweller By The Wood