Katharine trained as an actor at The Anna Scher Theatre and RADA. She has worked extensively in TV, radio and theatre throughout the UK, including thirteen productions for the RSC.

Most recently: Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cascais, Portugal), Crocodile Seeking Refuge (Lyric Hammersmith), The Norman Conquests (Birmingham Rep), The Wills's Girls (Tobacco Factory), Hobson's Choice (Birmingham/Plymouth & UK tour), The Man of Mode (Northcott), Speaking in Tongues (Derby/Hampstead), After Easter (The Other Place/The Pit), Pentecost (The Other Place/Young Vic).

TV includes: Doctors, Eastenders, Heartbeat, Mersey Beat, The Bill, Casualty, Pie in the Sky, Aristocrats, This is Personal, Springhill (2 series) and Firefighter Josie Ingham in Jack Rosenthal's TV film London's Burning (plus 4 series).

Co-produced, directed and played Lady Macbeth in a multi media adaptation of Macbeth in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre studio in 2006; co-produced and directed Sus for Splice Productions (2009); directed the first stage production of Tipping the Velvet for Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2009); directed Under Milk Wood at The Tobacco Factory Brewery theatre and on tour (2011), The Dug Out (Tobacco Factory, 2013), My Judy Garland Life (Nottingham Playhouse, 2014).

Joint founder/director of the Not The RSC festival at The Almeida in 1985. Launched the Springboard Project at Salisbury Playhouse, set up by Jonathan Church to give drama school graduates the opportunity to work on a classical and a modern play in repertory: directed Beautiful Thing (1999).

Further directing credits include 1953 (The Prince Theatre Greenwich), The Taming of the Shrew (Sherman Theatre) with final year students from the Welsh College of Music and Drama. For Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Sisterly Feelings, Twelve Angry Men, A Tale of Two Cities, Lord of the Flies. For RADA: Women Beware Women, A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur. For Central School of Speech & Drama: The Voysey Inheritance, The Women, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. For the Drama Centre: Black Battles with Dogs.




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