After graduating from Nottingham University she lived in Italy for several years where she taught at Rome University. She returned to Britain to pursue an acting career which began when Alan Ayckbourn chose her to play a comedy role in His Monkey Wife, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre-in-the-Round, Scarborough. Most recently, she has played at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in The Bluebird of Unhappiness and Pinero's The Cabinet Minister.
Television credits include the still-to-be-screened drama After The War by Frederick Raphael (Granda), for BBC television Lovejoy, 'Bridget' in the drama series Call Me Mister, What Mad Pursuit, A Very Peculiar Pratice and LWT's production The Modern World - Ten Great Writers: Thomas Mann. Ziegfeld marks her first role in a major musical and her debut in the West End