Kathryn Drysdale

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Kathryn Drysdale
Born (1981-12-01) 1 December 1981 (age 33)
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Education Central School of Speech and Drama
Height 5'2" (1.57m)

Kathryn Drysdale (born 1 December 1981) is an English actress known for her role as Taylor in the movie St Trinian's and Louise Brooks in the BBC comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until her departure from the show in 2009. She has also starred in the fourth series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm and as Brownwell in William Boyd's award-winning Any Human Heart opposite Jim Broadbent. She previously worked with Broadbent on Mira Nair's feature adaptation of William Thackery's Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon. She played the role of mixed-race heiress Rhoda Swartz. She is also known for her role as Lizzie in the drama series Tripping Over by Mike Bullen. She appeared in Doctor Who as Bliss in the episode "Love & Monsters".

On stage she has appeared for The Royal Shakespeare Company in roles included Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lady Katharine in Love's Labour's Lost opposite David Tennant.


In 2006 Drysdale appeared in Catch at the Royal Court Theatre and in 2008 made her Royal Shakespeare Company debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost.[1]

In 2009 she appeared in Suddenlossofdignity.com at the Bush Theatre and on tour.[1]

In 2012 Drysdale appeared in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse.[2]


Year Title Role
1999 The Vice Elaine
People Like Us Shoe Shop Assistant
Holby City Gaby Burton
2000 Trial & Retribution IV Pregnant Girl
Doctors Keeley Burton
Chambers Fran James
2001–2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Louise Brooks
2001 Swivel on the Tip Pippi Langstrumpf
Mersey Beat Mel Turner
2002 Ultimate Force Susannah
Rockface Susie Travis
2003 Coming Up Janine
2004 Vanity Fair Rhoda Swartz
2005 Zemanovaload[pl][3] Travel Agent
2006 Doctor Who Bliss (episode "Love & Monsters")
Tripping Over Lizzie
2007 St. Trinian's Taylor
2009 Girl Friday Various
2010 Any Human Heart Brownwell
In Between the Waves Sam
2011 Benidorm Natalie
2013 One Chance Stage Hand
2015 Horrible Histories Cleopatra

Personal life[edit]

Born to an Afro-Caribbean father and a white mother, Drysdale was adopted when she was a week old.[4] She was bullied as a child.[5] She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[1]

Drysdale lives in London.[6]


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