Hawes has appeared in several adaptations of classic and modern novels, including Tipping the Velvet (BBC Two, 2002), Wives and Daughters (1999), Our Mutual Friend (1998), and Under the Greenwood Tree (2005). Her films include The Avengers (1998), The Last September, Complicity (2000) and A Cock and Bull Story (2006), and two music videos, for the singles "Saturday Night" by Suede, and "She's a Star" by James. On 23 February 2006, it was revealed that Hawes had replaced Jonell Elliott as the voice of Lara Croft. She voiced the role of Eidos Interactive's globe-trotting adventurer in Tomb Raider: Legend, now under the reins of Crystal Dynamics. She reprised her role in the 2007 remake of the original Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and again in 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld. In the Vicar of Dibley (2 episodes 2006-07), she played Rosie, the sister of Harry (Richard Armitage), who eventually marries Geraldine (Dawn French).