Born: November 7, 1950
Famous for: being one of the most interesting character actresses in British cinema
The Edinburgh-born leading lady has proved her talents in theatre, TV and films - picking up countless prestigious awards along the way. After studying drama in London she began working on Eighties TV productions such as Dead Head and Traffik. She was awarded a Laurence Olivier award for best actress in a new play in 1987 for her portrayal as La Marquise de Merteuil in an RSC production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and from there her career went from strength to strength. Other TV roles include that of Servilia Caepionis in Rome, while her big screen credits range from Star Wars: Episode I to Mansfield Park. Lindsay is married to fellow actor Hilton McRae, and the couple have a son, Cal, born in 1991.