Kitty Aldridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kitty Aldridge
Born 1962 (age 51–52)
Occupation Novelist, Actress
Nationality British
Spouse Mark Knopfler (m. 1997; 2 children)

Kitty Aldridge (born 1962) is a British actress and writer.

Life and career[edit]

Aldridge was born in Bahrain. After training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, Aldridge worked in film, theatre and television as an actress. Her first novel, Pop,[1][2] published by Cape (Vintage) in 2001, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002 [3] and shortlisted for the Pendleton May First Novel Award 2002. Her second novel, Cryers Hill,[4] was published by Cape (Vintage) on 1 March 2007.

Aldridge's short story, Arrivederci Les, won the Bridport Short Story Prize 2011.[5]

Her third novel, A Trick I Learned from Dead Men,[6] was published by Cape (Vintage) in 2012.

Aldridge married the former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler on Valentine's Day 1997 on the Caribbean island of Barbados. They had been dating for three years.[7] They have two daughters.[8][9]




  • Bridport Short Story Prize 2011 [5]


External links[edit]