Karen studied Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge in the early 80’s. She went straight into theatre, working extensively in rep, small, middle and large scale touring, including Exeter, Derby, Clwyd, Colchester, Kendal. She worked with Toby Robertson, Stewart Trotter, Michael Winter and Annie Castledine amongst others, playing assorted classical, period, and modern roles. Her television work includes Dr. Who (Classic series), Poirot, :Portrait of a Marriage, State of Mind, Chambers, The Men’s Room and most recently Wallander. She is currently working on ‘Counter Measures’ - series 6, an audio spin off from Dr. Who, with Big Finish productions. She has two daughters aged 27 and 21, and a menagerie of cats, dogs and chickens. Karen also teaches piano and plays at diploma standard.