Fairly well-known in her native Britain for her work on such television series as "The Lenny Henry Show", "The Brass Eye" and "Our Friend in the North", Gina McKee started earning recognition among transatlantic audiences with her work in a series of films during the late '90s.
Gina made her film debut in 1988, when girl had a bit part as a nurse in Ken Russell's "Lair of the White Worm", a camp-fest starring a then-unknown Hugh Grant. Although Gina would eventually work with Grant again eleven years later in "Notting Hill", in the meantime she played bit roles in such films as "The Rachel Papers" (1989) and Mike Leigh's "Naked" (1993). In 1999 she could be seen in a major role in the aforementioned "Notting Hill"; over the course of that same year, she did more substantial work in Michael Winterbottom's ensemble family drama "Wonderland" and "Women Talking Dirty", the latter of which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Gina also had secondary roles in Mike Figgis' Luc Besson's "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" and "The Loss of Sexual Innocence".