At age 13, won a national writing contest and used the money won to pay for her entry into the actor's directory <i>Spotlight</i>
Professional acting debut, a commercial at age 16
Acting debut in British telefilm, "A Pattern of Roses"
Feature film debut, "Lady Jane" directed by Trevor Nunn
First collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, "A Room with a View"
Played Don Johnson's girlfriend on two episodes of "Miami Vice" (NBC)
Made U.S. TV-movie debut in "A Hazard of Hearts" (CBS)
London stage debut, "The Woman in White"
Co-starred as Ophelia opposite Mel Gibson's "Hamlet"
Cast as Emma Thompson's sister in the Merchant-Ivory production "Howards End"
Played Marina Oswald in the NBC TV-movie "Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald"
Portrayed Victor Frankenstein's lover in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"
Made a comic cameo as a dream version of Julia Sawalha's Saffron on the BBC comedy "Absolutely Fabulous"
Appeared as Woody Allen's American wife in "Mighty Aphrodite"
Played a foul-mouthed miner's daughter in the Canadian film "Margaret's Museum"
Returned to Shakespeare to play Olivia in Trevor Nunn's "Twelfth Night"
Garnered critical attention and accolades for her performance as the manipulative Kate Croy in "The Wings of the Dove"; nominated for a Best Actress Oscar
Cast as Morgan Le Fey in the NBC miniseries "Merlin"
Played a wheelchair-bound woman in "Theory of Flight"
Co-starred in the Toronto Film Festival screened "Women Talking Dirty"
Was the female lead opposite Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in "Fight Club"
Played Ari, the ape daughter of a powerful politician in Tim Burton's adaptation of "Planet of the Apes"
Starred opposite Steve Martin in the thriller "Novocaine"
Portrayed CNN producer Ingrid Formanek in the HBO feature "Live From Baghdad"; earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a TV Movie
Played Anne Boleyn in "Henry VIII," a two part ITV drama based on the life of Henry VIII of England
Co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Alison Lohman in Burton¿s "Big Fish"
Cast as Charlie's mother in Burton's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," starring Depp as Willy Wonka
Voiced the title role of Emily in the animated feature "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride"
Voiced Lady Tottington in the British Academy Award-winning stop-motion animated film "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"
Cast as mad witch Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
Played cannibalistic pie-maker Mrs. Lovett opposite Johnny Depp in Burton¿s film adaptation of "Sweeney Todd"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Played the lead villain of "Terminator Salvation," starring Christian Bale as John Connor
Reprised role of Bellatrix Lestrange for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Re-teamed with director Burton and co-star Depp to play the Red Queen in "Alice in Wonderland"
Reprised role of Bellatrix Lestrange for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"; film released in two parts, Part 1 in November 2010 and Part 2 in July 2011
Portrayed the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in "The King's Speech"
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture ("The King's Speech")
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role ("The King's Speech")
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Once againg co-starred with Depp in Burton's remake of the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows"
Played the villainous Madame Thénardier in feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables," directed by Tom Hooper
Co-starred with Johnny Depp in Disney's "The Lone Ranger"
Starred as the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella"