Juliet Stevenson was voted by Woman's Hour listeners as their 'All Time Favourite Reader', and is noted as one of the finest actors of her generation.
She has made many TV, radio and theatre appearances, from playing Nina, who is devastated at the loss of her lover in Truly, Madly, Deeply to the role of wronged politician's wife Flora Matlock in the TV mini-series The Politician's Wife.
She's now one of the stars of Christmas Carol - The Movie, an animated re-working of the Dicken's classic, which also features the voices of Kate Winslet and Simon Callow.
She talks to Martha about playing the role of Mrs Cratchit, and combining working life with motherhood. Christmas Carol - The Movie is released today (Certificate U)