1966 – Born on the 26th of May in Golders Green, London, England.
1983 – At 17, she played an Edwardian ghost in a British television movie called A Pattern of Roses.
1985 – She had scored her first lead in director James Ivory’s tasteful adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel "A Room With a View", only her second film.
1993 – Won a Golden Globe for playing the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald in an American TV movie, Fatal Deception.
1997 – A delicate beauty that evoked another time and another place, but her performance in "The Wings of the Dove" had shown her to be possessed of a vital acting talent as well. She won a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in the film, and but for her nationality (four of the five nominees hailed from outside the U.S. that year; the American won the Oscar), she might likely have joined the elite pantheon of foreign-born Academy Award winning actresses.
2001 – Suffered through depression, undergone psychotherapy, and underwent a self-described "mid-life crisis" at 35.
2005 – Her voice appeared in two stop-motion animated films. They were Corpse Bride and Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Both films were nominated for the Academy award for best-animated film. The award went to Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
2006 – She launched her own fashion line, "The Pantaloonies", with swimwear designer Samantha Sage. Their first collection, called Bloomin’ Bloomers, is a Victoriana style selection of camisoles, mop caps and bloomers.
– Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.