Christabel has worked in theatre, film and TV throughout her career. Her recent theatre productions include Carnival of the Animals, A Round Heeled Woman, Treasure Island, Girl with a Pearl Earring.
She was Founder and Chief Executive of the London Film Commission (now part of Film London) and received an OBE for her contribution to the film industry. She worked on TV and film productions including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Traffik, Without a Clue, A Summer Story, A Prayer for the Dying, Turtle Diary and Lamb.
Her earlier career included working at the Young Vic, and the RSC, and on a number of London shows including Peter Pan with Maggie Smith and Dave Allen.