Katy Cavanagh

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Katy Cavanagh
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Cavanagh at the Inside Soap Awards in 2010
Born Kathryn Sarah Collins
(1973-12-12) 12 December 1973 (age 41)
North Shields, Northumberland, England, UK
Education Canon Slade School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–
Notable work Role of Julie Carp in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2008–2015)
Spouse(s) Chris Jupe
Children 3

Katy Cavanagh (born Kathryn Sarah Collins; 12 December 1973) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Julie Carp in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

After 7 years on the show, Cavanagh quit her Coronation Street role as Julie Carp to pursue other roles. Her character will depart in 2015.

Early life[edit]

Born in North Shields, Northumberland, England, Cavanagh grew up in Bolton,[1] she was educated at Canon Slade School and trained at RADA and National Youth Theatre.


Cavanagh has appeared regularly on British television since 1997. She had a regular role as Mel in the award-winning seriesThe Cops from 1998 to 2001. In 2004, she had a regular role as Sergeant Dawn "Spike" Milligan in the television series Dalziel and Pascoe. In 2006, she appeared in an episode of the Channel 4 drama Shameless as Shirley Lawson. In 2008, she joined the ITV soap opera Coronation Street as Julie Carp.

Cavanagh appeared in a stage adaptation of the serial, entitled Coronation Street: Street of Dreams in May 2012. Cavanagh filled the pivotal role of the "Angel of the North"; who guided Paul O'Grady through fifty years of storylines. Cavanagh said that the prospect of playing Julie on stage was "very exciting".

In 2013, she appeared in the short film Bradford Halifax London as Mam.

Since late 2013, she has voiced the advertisements for British supermarket chain Iceland.

In February 2015, it was announced that she would leave Coronation Street in order to pursue other acting roles, projects and interests.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Wycliffe Mrs. Vassie 1 Episode, Episode Titled "Strangers Home", Episode Dated: 29 June 1997
1997 A Dance to the Music of Time Billson 1 Episode, Episode Titled "The Thirties", Episode Dated: 16 October 1997
1998 Sex 'n' Death Ruby TV Movie
1998–2001 The Cops Mel Regular Role, 24 Episodes
2000 Holby City Lucy Harper 2 Episodes, Episodes Titled: "A Marriage of Convenience" and "Chasing the Dragon"
2000 The Bill Leanne Gibbs 1 Episode, Episodes Titled: "Nightwork"
2000 A Likeness in Stone Cathy TV Movie
2000 Peak Practice Lynee Rhodes 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Hit and Run", Episode Dated: 12 September 2000
2000 Blue Kenny Tania Barrett Short Film Role
2001 Where the Heart Is Sally Merrick 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Choices", Episode Dated: 13 May 2001
2001 Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise Sheila TV Movie
2001 Ice Cool Reception Nikki Short Film Role
2001 Bob & Rose Anita Kendrick Regular Role, 6 Episodes
2001 Judge John Deed Monika Latymer 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Appropriate Response", Episode Dated: 10 December 2001
2002 Ted and Alice Joy TV Series
2003 Rehab Sam TV Movie
2003 Burn It Kelly 2 Episodes
2004 A Line in the Sand Leanne TV Movie
2004 The Golden Hour Una Campbell TV Series, 1 Episode
2005, 2006 Bodies Harriet Hurley 3 Episodes
2006 Shameless Shirley Lawson 1 Episode, Episode Dated: 24 January 2006
2006 The Royal Carol Buxton 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Seeking Refuge", Episode Dated: 2 April 2006
2006 The Family Man Tina TV Movie
2006 Cracker Helen TV Movie
2006 The Bill Maria Clyne 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "436", Episode Dated: 24 August 2006
2007 The Street Tracy 1 Episode, Episode Dated: 8 November 2007
2007 Blue Murder Geraldine Pettigrew 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Crisis Management", Episode Dated: 17 December 2007
2008–2015 Coronation Street Julie Carp Series Regular
2008 The Bill Linda Johnson 2 Episodes
2008 Wired DS Stuart 2 Episodes
2008 Loose Women Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2009 This Morning Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2009 Loose Women Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2009 The British Soap Awards Herself TV Special
2012 All Star Family Fortunes Herself 1 Episode
2012 Daybreak Herself 1 Episode
2013 Bradford Halifax London Mam Short Film Role
2014 Text Santa Julie Carp ITV Telethon, Coronation Street Special

Personal life[edit]

Cavanagh is married to filmmaker and producer Chris Jupe and has three children, Noah (born c. 2004), Jemma (born c. 2007) and Jacobi (born 2013).[2]


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