Kate Williams (actress)

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Kate Williams
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
London, England, UK
Years active 1960s–Present

Kate Williams (born in 1941 in London, England, UK) is an English actress from London who trained at London's East 15 Acting School.

She remains best known for three television roles: Joan Booth in the 1970s sitcom Love Thy Neighbour; Teresa in the 1971 BBC play Edna, the Inebriate Woman; and Audrey Withey in the crime drama Widows (1983). She reprised the role of Audrey in both Widows 2 (1985), and in the "ten years later" sequel She's Out (1995). Kate Williams and Ann Mitchell, as Dolly Rawlins, were the only members of the original Widows cast to return.

Williams also starred in the film version of Love Thy Neighbour (1973). Her other film credits include: Poor Cow (1967), Till Death Us Do Part (1969), Holiday on the Buses (1973), What's Up Nurse! (1977), Quadrophenia (1979) and Party Party (1983). She also played Mrs Perkins in the film Melody (1971).

Guest roles on TV include: Dixon of Dock Green, On the Buses, Please Sir!, Minder, The Gentle Touch, Just Good Friends, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Only Fools and Horses, May to December, Murder Most Horrid, Lovejoy, Born and Bred, and The Bill.

More recently, she was a regular cast member of the five soap opera Family Affairs as Myra Costello. Williams also appeared in the BBC's popular soap opera EastEnders in 2006 playing Liz Turner. Williams returned as a regular character in 2009, reuniting her with her Love Thy Neighbour co-Star Rudolph Walker. In 2010, it was announced that the character of Liz Turner was to be axed.[1] Williams was last seen in the role in August 2010.

Kate Williams is represented by Gavin Barker Associates. She is currently a teacher and director on the Acting degree course at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham. She directed the 2009 graduating acting students in Les Belles Soeurs by Michel Tremblay.

She directed the 2011 Italia Conti BA (Hons) Actors in Roy Williams's play, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads. This ran at the school's own Avondale Theatre from 25 May 2011 to 28 May 2011. She also directed the 2012 graduates in J. B. Priestley's When We Are Married and in 2013, she directed the 2013 graduates in Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business.

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