On April 20th 1951, Louise was born in Wanstead (London, England). She fell in love with the theater when she was only 4 while appearing as Miss Muffett in a school play. She entered RADA at the age of 17 and graduated at 19, but she completed a secretarial course after her parents insisted on it. In the early seventies, she spent two years and a half with the Royal Shakespeare company. Louise's has two sons Harry and Tom that were born in the 1980s. Her life-partner is actor David Warwick (The Fall And Rise of Reginald Perrin )
. In 2002, Louise and David started their own production company called TLC which concentrates on staging modern/first-time plays.