Kate is an Australian treasure she has worked extensively as an actress in Australian film, theatre and TV, appearing in twen ty films, more than sixty plays and many Australian television series.
Musical theatre included ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ directed by Jim Sharman, Kate played Magenta.
She played Jenny in ‘The Threepenny Opera’ also directed by Jim Sharman. It was the first Production in the Drama Theatre at the opening of the Sydney Opera House.
Kate also played the French Whore in ‘Zorba’ Directed by John Diedrich with the cast of Chicago.
In recent years Kate was a lead cast member for three series of the ABC’s ‘Something in the Air’ and was a regular cast member of the hit TV series ‘Packed To The Rafters’.
Kate works regularly as a voice over artist. The animated children’s television series ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ which is airing on ABC TV. She is presently recording two characters in the forthcoming animated series ‘Heidi’ and has just recorded the voice of the Diva in the touring opera show ‘Seven Sopranos’.
Kate has also worked in film and TV in England in ‘A World Apart’ for director Chris Menges in Africa. While living in London Kate wrote two short films, one titled ‘Sleeping Beauties’ for England’s Channel 4. She also co-wrote a 2003 Feature Film for a Production company in Sri Lanka.
Kate was a features writer and reviewer for various Australian newspapers and magazines and as a scriptwriter for series tele vision as well as a current affairs television presenter/interviewer for channels Two, Seven, Nine and Ten and the world’s first female Test cricket commentator for the Nine Network.
Kate spent four years as a speechwriter for the then NSW Arts Minister. She served two terms on the board of NIDA (of which she has a graduate degree). Kate was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for services to the theatre.
Kate’s first book ‘Sydney’ was published in 1986. Her second ‘Name Dropping’ in April 2004 and her third ‘Airmail’ in October 2005. Kate’s cricket writing has been included in three volumes of the world’s best sports writing for different publishers here and overseas.
Kate’s most recent appearances on stage were in ‘Singled Out’ at the Seymour Centre in late 2013 and in the acclaimed production of ‘On the Shore of the Wide World’ at the Griffin in early 2014.
Kate is currently working on the second part of her memoir, ‘More Centrelink than Central Casting – the past 20 years’ and ‘Boganville’– a novel for young adults.