Siobhan Finneran — English Actress born on January 02, 1966,

Siobhan Margaret Finneran is an English television and film actress. She is known for her regular roles in the BBC drama Clocking Off, ITV comedy Benidorm, ITV drama Downton Abbey and BBC drama Happy Valley. She also starred as Rita in the 1986 film, Rita, Sue and Bob Too and as Mrs. Swift in the 2013 film, The Selfish Giant... (wikipedia)

Getting older has been a bonus for me. I feel lucky that parts are being written for someone my age and I am around to play them.
I would be daft to say I wouldn't like to try Hollywood. But my main dream is to keep working. Keep loving what I am doing.
People tend to say, 'You're not as fat or as ugly as I expected.' I never know how to reply. It's a bit of a slap, but they don't mean it, I'm sure.
'Downton' has really pushed me to a new level in my career, but it's not like I have a big career plan. They are about as useful as a birth plan; they should be burned.
My career seems to have worked out OK, especially since I turned 40. I've always had a character part, mind you - I've never played the princess. But if you're used to doing that, it must be soul-destroying to hit 40 and suddenly find there's nothing for you to do.