She graduated from St. Anne's College in Oxford with an M.A. in English Literature.
About Maria Aitken
English theatre director, actress, and writer whose Tony Award-winning play The 39 Steps played on Broadway for three years.
She married novelist Patrick McGrath in 1991 and had a son Jack from a previous marriage.
Friends and colleagues
She was the mother of actor Jack Davenport.
She performed with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and was nominated for a BAFTA award for her role in the film A Fish Called Wanda.