|Born||Cathryn Ann Bradshaw
13 January 1964
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
|Spouse(s)||Mark Strong (divorced)|
Cathryn Bradshaw was born in Blackpool in 1964 and brought up in Lancashire, England. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, alongside Louise Plowright and Mark Strong, and graduated in 1987. She married actor Mark Strong in Lancashire in 1989 but the marriage ended in divorce after only a few years.
Bradshaw's first television role came in 1988 when she played the Princess in an episode of The Storyteller. The following year she appeared in an episide of Inspector Morse and also in the 1989 comedy musical film, Bert Rigby, You're a Fool alngside Robert Lindsay and Robbie Coltrane.
Then in 1990 she played Melanie in the acclaimed BBC television drama Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit opposite Charlotte Coleman. She also appeared in four episodes of the ITV crime drama Chancer. She made a number of television appearances throughout the 1990s, and from 1997 to 1999 she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company She has also appeared in Down to Earth and Midsomer Murders.
She appeared in two films in 2006. Firstly, the romantic comedy Venus, as Jillian, which starred Peter O'Toole and won two awards and received sixteen further nominations. She also appeared in the psychological thriller Like Minds as Helen Colbie. She played Margaret Littlefair in the satirical black comedy television series Suburban Shootout which aired on Five and Paramount Comedy in the United Kingdom. In 2007 she appeared in an episode of the BBC sitcom Lead Balloon.
|1989||Bert Rigby, You're a Fool||Laurel Pennington|
|2006||Like Minds||Helen Colbie|
|1990||Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit||Melanie|
|1990||Portrait of a Marriage||Chambermaid|
|1992||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Mary Drower|
|1993||Black Daisies for the Bride||Young Kathleen|
|1993||Frank Stubbs Promotes||Joanne|
|1995||The Bill||Anna Fox|
|1999||People Like Us|
|2000||The Tree with the Golden Apples||Marieke (voice)|
|2003||Down to Earth||Jude|
|2004||Midsomer Murders||Anne Marr|
|2004||Peep Show||Dance class leader|
|2005||The Last Detective||Vicky Kingwell|
|2005||The Golden Hour||Beth Stanley|
|2005||Look at Me I'm Beautiful||Emma Westerly|
|2006–2007||Suburban Shootout||Margaret Littlefair|
|2009||Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle||Various roles|
- "The Ridings Arts Centre and The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School". The Ridings Arts Centre. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
- "Cathryn Bradshaw". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
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