The actress won a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for her role in the musical Cabaret in 2007.
She’s been nominated for the accolade on five other occasions.
Sheila has also starred in a number of television programmes over the years, most notably Kavanagh QC, Bleak House and Moving On.
More recently she has worked on Unforgotten and A Discovery of Witches.
She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2021 New Year Honours for services to drama and charity.