Sent to England to attend boarding school at age seven
Made stage debut with Frinton-on-Sea Repertory
Starred on BBC series "A for Andromeda"
Film acting debut, "Crooks Anonymous"
Landed first starring film role in John Schlesinger's "Billy Liar"
Joined Birmingham Repertory Company
Performed with Royal Shakespeare Company; toured Europe and U.S. appearing in "The Comedy of Errors"
Made Broadway debut with RSC in "The Comedy of Errors"
Won Academy Award for performance in Schlesinger's "Darling"
Starred opposite Omar Sharif as the ill-fated Lara in David Lean's "Dr. Zhivago"
Appeared in small role in "Young Cassidy," the only sequences directed by John Ford before he became ill
Reteamed with Schlesinger for "Far From the Madding Crowd," co-starring Alan Bates and Terrence Stamp
Cast in first of three starring turns opposite Warren Beatty in Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller"
Co-starred on Broadway in Mike Nichols' staging of "Uncle Vanya"
Acted opposite Donald Sutherland in Nicolas Roeg directed "Don't Look Now"; Roeg served as cinematographer for three of Christie's earlier films
Joined ensemble cast of "Shampoo," directed by Hal Ashby and co-written by Warren Beatty
Played female lead in "Heaven Can Wait," a remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941); co-written, co-directed, and starring Beatty
Reunited with Schlesinger and frequent co-star Alan Bates for HBO remake of "Separate Tables"
Teamed up with Richard Gere and Gene Hackman in Sidney Lumet's "Power"
Worked with Argentine director Maria Luisa Bemberg, playing a stern English governness in "Miss Mary"
Joined 160 people to sign an advertisement which ran in <i>The Times</i> (London) urging the legalization of marijuana
Starred in West End revival of Harold Pinter's "Old Times"
Returned to screen acting after six year absence in "Dragonheart"
Portrayed a rich woman exploited by her husband in Dennis Potter's miniseries "Karaoke" (Bravo)
Played Gertrude in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet"
Played a former B-movie actress in Alan Rudolph's "Afterglow"
Appeared in writer-director Hall Hartley's "No Such Thing"
Co-starred with Burt Reynolds in "Snapshots"
Played Thetis, mother of Achilles (Brad Pitt) in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"
Cast as Madame Rosmerta in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Cast as Mrs. Emma du Maurier, the disapproving mother of Sylvia (Kate Winslet) in "Finding Neverland"; film detailed experiences of 'Peter Pan' author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp)
Cast as the female lead suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Sarah Polley¿s directorial debut "Away From Her"
Joined ensemble cast in romantic anthology "New York, I Love You"
Cast as Grandmother in Catherine Hardwicke directed "Red Riding Hood"
Cast opposite director Robert Redford and "New York, I Love You" co-star Shia LaBeouf in thriller "The Company You Keep"