Katherine Kingsley

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Katherine Kingsley is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1979, and raised in Cambridge, schooled at St. Mary's Girls School. Kingsley studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before working at the English National Opera's The Knack.[1]


Katherine has performed in iconic venues such as the Donmar Warehouse and the Menier Chocolate Factory, as well as the Chichester Theatre and many other West End venues. She has received critical praise for her turn as Marlene Dietrich in the Donmar production of Piaf, which led to an Olivier nomination in 2009. Furthermore, Katherine's portrayal of Lina Lamont in the 2012 Chichester Festival theatre production of Singin' In The Rain, led to a second nomination for an Olivier Theatre Award. Katherine has also been involved in The 39 Steps at the Criterion theatre.

Katherine recently played the character of Helena, opposite David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in the Michael Grandage Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the classic Shakespearean comedy. Directed by Michael Grandage himself, the production ran from 7 September to 16 November 2013 at London’s Noël Coward Theatre.

On 1 November 2013, it was announced Katherine would play the role of Christine Colgate in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This opened in March 2014.[2]

In addition to her stage work, Katherine has also worked for BBC and ITV in various TV projects including, The Bill and Casualty.

Personal life[edit]

Kingsley is married to actor/singer Dominic Tighe, whom she met while filming an advertisement for a shampoo.[3]


  1. ^ "Katherine Kingsley Biography, role history". Katherine-kingsley.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Robert Lindsay signs up for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels musical". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Richard Kay (2013-02-13). "Now Kate Middleton's uncle Gary Goldsmith plans book". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 

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