Beatie Edney is an English television actress. Born in London, she is the daughter of actress Sylvia Syms, and sister of Benjamin Edney and a cousin of musician Nick Webb. Edney first came to audiences' attention as Heather MacLeod the 1986 film Highlander, the first film in the Highlander series. She returned to the role again in the 2000 film Highlander: Endgame. In 1990, she appeared in the Bruce Beresford directed film Mister Johnson. In 1994, she played the role of Louisa Gradgrind in the television adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times. In 2012 she played Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George III, in a revival at the Apollo Theatre.