Helen’s acting career began in the 1990s, when she performed in stage productions of Macbeth, Pride And Prejudice and Blood Wedding.
In 2013, she began playing Polly Gray in the TV drama Peaky Blinders, going on to appear in dramas like Fearless, MotherFatherSon and Quiz.
She has also acted on the big screen in the James Bond film Skyfall, and played Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films.
Helen has also portrayed Cherie Blair on two different occasions, first in the film The Queen and later in The Special Relationship. In both instances, she acted opposite Michael Sheen as Tony Blair.