Dropped out of convent school to sing in a rock band
Appeared on stage with theater companies in Adelaide and Sydney, Australia and with the Royal Court Theatre in London
Screen acting debut, "High Rolling"; delivered one line
Landed breakthrough screen role as Sybylla Melvyn in "My Brilliant Career," directed by Gillian Armstrong and co-starring Sam Neill
First non-Australian screen credit, the British thriller "Who Dares Wins/The Final Conflict"
Portrayed the young Golda Meir in the syndicated miniseries "A Woman Called Golda"; received first Emmy nomination
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her widely seen performance as Adela Quested in David Lean's "A Passage to India"
First feature pairing with husband Colin Friels, "Kangaroo"
Reteamed with Gillian Armstrong for "High Tide"; film co-starred Friels
Made U.S. stage debut in Los Angeles production of Tom Stoppard's play "Hapgood"
Cast in first U.S.-produced film, Woody Allen's "Alice"
Played George Sand in the period drama "Impromptu"
Earned first Emmy nomination as a British woman involved with the French Underground during WWII in "One Against the Wind" (CBS); again paired with Sam Neill; earned Emmy nomination
Received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her memorable performance as a woman undergoing a divorce who finds a new love in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"
Cast to co-star with Jonathan Pryce and River Phoenix in "Dark Blood"; project terminated after Phoenix's death
Teamed with Denis Leary and Kevin Spacey for the quirky comedy "The Ref"
Played the lesbian lover of a U.S. Army nurse in "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (NBC); received Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Returned to Australian films as star of "Children of the Revolution"; reteamed onscreen with Sam Neill
Landed featured role as the ex-wife of Jack Nicholson in "Blood & Wine"
Third teaming with Woody Allen. "Deconstructing Harry"
Received Emmy nomination playing a struggling farmer in Australia's Outback faced with raising her husband's daughter from his first marriage in "Echo of Thunder" (CBS)
Cast in featured role as a teacher whose marriage crumbles in Allen's "Celebrity"
Cast as Lillian Hellman opposite Sam Shepard as Dashiell Hammett in the A&E biopic "Dash & Lilly," directed by Kathy Bates; picked up another Emmy nomination as Best Actress
Made stage directorial debut with the Australian premiere of the one-man show "Barrymore"
Starred opposite Sally Field in "A Cooler Climate" (Showtime); received sixth Emmy nomination
Portrayed Judy Garland in the ABC miniseries "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," adapted from Lorna Luft's memoir; won second Emmy
Starred in the Australian box office hit "The Man Who Sued God"
Cast as an American translator who agrees to help a friend locate her missing husband in "Gaudi Afternoon"
Portrayed Nancy Reagan in the controversal television movie "The Reagans" (Showtime); earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (2004)
Portrayed Dora Fingleton, the long-suffering mother of champion swimmer Tony Fingleton in the true story "Swimming Upstream"
Earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for "A Little Thing Called Murder" (Lifetime)
Portrayed The Comtesse de Noailles in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"
Played Molly's (Debra Messing) oldest friend Joan in the USA Network miniseries "The Starter Wife"
Cast in BBC drama "Page Eight"
Again directed by Woody Allen in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"; played the wife of Allen's character