Directly after graduating from Mountview Theatre School London in 1990, Rowena joined The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon, working with renowned directors Danny Boyle, Roger Michell and Nicholas Hytner. Rowenas first feature film appearance was in Hanif Kureishis 1991 drama, London Kills Me, followed by John Duigans 1993 adaptation of The Wide Sargasso Sea and Kenneth Branaghs 1996 four-hour screen version of Hamlet. She appeared in Taylor Hackfords Proof of Life in 2000. Rowena has become a frequent presence on British television with leading roles in the BBCS critically acclaimed To Play the King, Black and Blue, ITVs Framed alongside Penelope Cruz. In 2002 Rowena took her first TV lead for America for TNTS television drama Breaking News. Multiple appearances on American networks followed including a succession of guest star appearances on Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Numb3rs and Nip/Tuck. In 2007 acclaimed director Rob Reiner invited Rowena to join Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in Bucket List where she played Angelica opposite Morgan Freeman. Her most recent work in 2018 includes ITVS celebrated three-part drama Trauma alongside Adrian Lester and Jon Simm, and Maggie in Hulus Shut Eye. Rowena also Co-Stars in the AMC/Skydance adaptation of Sarai Walkers book Dietland, a drama series starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies.