She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Gerard Murphy, Pete Postlethwaite, and Sean Bean in the cast. Bill Alexander was director.
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[on the day her second Oscar nomination for Albert Nobbs
(2011) was announced] "I just had my beady eyes on the television, and when Glenn Close
was announced as well, I was very happy. By the time I had finished my day, I was completely exhausted, so we had a low-key celebration; my husband and I drank Champagne, ate cheesecake, and watched Downton Abbey. It doesn't get better than that."
She was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play, of the 1996 season, for her performance "A Doll's House", at the Playhouse.