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|Born||Kerry Kathleen Fitzpatrick
1 October 1947
Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia
|Occupation||Television, film and stage actress|
Kate Fitzpatrick (born 1 October 1947 in Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian-based television, film and theatre actress.
Theatre roles include The Lady of the Camellias, Hamlet, Celluloid Heroes, The Ride Across Lake Constance, Shadows of Blood, Rooted, Kennedy's Children. With the Old Tote Theatre Company she acted in The Legend of King O'Malley, The Season at Sarsparilla, The Misanthrope, The Threepenny Opera, and Big Toys by Patrick White, who wrote the play for Fitzpatrick. She acted in Visions for the Paris Theatre Company, and in The Recruiting Officer for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She played Magenta in the original Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show in 1974.
Fitzpatrick's film roles included appearances in The Removalists, Summer of Secrets, The Night Nurse, The Office Picnic, The Promised Woman, The Great McCarthy. Her television series appearances include Birds in the Bush, Boney, Something in the Air, Scooter: Secret Agent, Blue Heelers, Marshall Law, Always Greener and All Saints. In 2006, Fitzpatrick briefly joined the cast of soap opera Neighbours in the role of Loris Timmins. 2009 Appeared in "Packed to the Rafters" in a reprising guest role. 2010 Fitzpatrick did a short film called Stay awake and also appeared on Satisfaction.
In 1983, Fitzpatrick became the world's first female cricketing commentator on television, when she joined the Nine Network cricket commentating team, a gamble by Channel Nine to add a more female approach to the game and attract a larger audience. Allegedly, Fitzpatrick was not welcomed with open arms by the (until then) male bastion of cricket commentators. Nine's tactical move, in placing a female in a cricket commentator role, was not successful and Fitzpatrick didn't return for the following season.
Fitzpatrick is a published author, essayist and humourist whose work has appeared in numerous major newspapers and journals over the last 30 years. Fitzpatrick has also worked as a political speech writer during the 1990s
Fitzpatrick has a son named Joe Fitzpatrick (Joseph Baillieu Albertini Fitzpatrick), with French architect José Albertini.
- Serpent in the Rainbow (1973) (mini series)
- Kate Fitzpatrick (2004). Name dropping : an incomplete memoir. Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins. ISBN 0-7322-7468-0.
- Kate Fitzpatrick (2005). Air Mail : Three women Letters from five continents. John Wiley & sons Australia LTD.
- Atterton, Margot. (Ed.), "The Return of Captain Invincible", The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Australian Showbiz, Sunshine Books, 1984. ISBN 0-86777-057-0 p 76