Due to her hectic theater schedule, the actress appeared in television and films only sporadically but scored a career highlight with her Academy Award-nominated performance as T.S. Eliot's mother-in-law in Tom & Viv (1994). She subsequently appeared in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996) before starring with her daughter, actress Jennifer Ehle, in Istvan Szabo's Sunshine (1999).
The new millennium found her mothering a teenage superhero in the Spider-Man franchise.
When the authorities find a drowned woman's body, a small-town psychic starts having visions of who committed the murder, which means she's the only one who can testify to what truly happened and that she could be the killer's next target.