Christabel Albery started off her career as an Assistant Floor Manager on The Invisible Enemy, and also performed that role on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. During the 1980s she became a producer, working on A Prayer for the Dying, Traffik and Bermuda Grace. She also worked as a production supervisor/manager on films including Whoops Apocalypse, Lamb, Turtle Diary, and Without a Clue.
She is married to the film producer Brian Eastman, who created the series Rosemary & Thyme for her as she is an avid gardener - she was production manager for the show. The couple have homes in London in the UK and in Santa Monica, California.