Wendy was born in Radlett, Hertfordshire, just up the road from Elstree Studios where she grew up dreaming of becoming an actress and where she filmed her first series Pictures.
At 19 she won Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer award for her role in the John Schlesinger movie YANKS. Film, theatre and TV followed ranging from THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN series and 84 CHARING X ROAD and THE MIRROR CRACK'D films to HATCHED AND DISPATCHED for which she won an Offie for Best Supporting Actress in 2015.
At the National Theatre, Wendy played in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU; ANIMAL FARM; YONADAB; CORIOLANUS; PHEDRE; and THE BACCHAE and had Olivier Award and Evening Standard Best Actress nominations for her title role in MARTINE directed by Sir Peter Hall. Wendy is currently on Netflix in movies EDIE (with Sheila Hancock) and MRS LOWRY AND SON (with Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall) and in feature film MERCY that she wrote, directed and edited and that is touring the festival circuit.
During lock-down Wendy has been playing many Shakespeare roles online with Jenny Hall and TSMGO as well as enjoying daily cold water sea swimming. She is a blue belt in Juijitsu.
|Bases:||LONDON, ESSEX, New York|
|Pat Turner in THE REVEREND AND MRS SIMPSON (2022)
Richard Dee Roberts/Blue Mills Studios
|Mrs Stanhope in MRS LOWRY AND SON (2019)
Adrian Noble/Genesius Pictures
|Nancy in EDIE (2019)
Simon Hunter/Film Seekers
|Irene in HATCHED 'N' DISPATCHED
Michael Kirk/Park Theatre
|Doll Tearsheet/Lady Mortimer in HENRY IV Part 1 + 2
Peter Hall/Peter Hall Company
|Marilyn Monroe in MARILYN AND ELLA
Colin McFarlane/Theatre Royal Stratford East
|Lady Capulet in ROMEO AND JULIET
Bill Bryden/Birmingham Repertory Theatre + tour
|Panope in PHEDRE
Nicholas Hytner/National Theatre
|Toine in PIAF
Peter Hall/Piccadilly Theatre
|Baba in CRIMES OF THE HEART
|Susan Layton in THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
Jim O'Brien/Christopher Morahan/Granada Television
|Cherry in THE MIRROR CRACK'D
Guy Hamilton/G W Films
|Martine in MARTINE
Peter Hall/National Theatre