British actress (1964 - ) born in Lancashire. Came to fame as the dizzy Bubbles in BBC TV's Absolutely Fabulous, although she was highly acclaimed for her troubled teenager in Mike Leigh's 1990 film, Life is Sweet. More recently, she appeared as the singing heroine in Little Voice (1998). Currently in advertising campaign for Tesco as a long-suffering daughter alongside fussy mother played by Prunella Scales.