- Was a member of the In Yer Face theater company.
- Shared a flat with her Emmerdale costar Julia Mallam.
- Received two British Soap Opera Award nominations for her work in Emmerdale.
- Loaned her voice to a character in the Xenoblade Chronicles video game.
- Had to audition for her Doctor Who role in secrecy, claiming she was trying out for a made-up series called Men on Waves (an anagram for "Woman Seven").