Kate Copstick

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Kate Copstick
Born (1956-02-25) 25 February 1956 (age 67)
Glasgow, Scotland
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
  • Actress
  • television presenter
  • writer
  • critic
  • director
  • producer
Years active1983-present

Kate Copstick[1] (born 25 February 1956 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actress, television presenter, writer, critic, director and producer. She studied for a law degree at the University of Glasgow.


As a comedy actor, Copstick appeared on children's TV shows No. 73 in the 1980s, and ChuckleVision in the 1990s. She played the titular role in children's series Marlene Marlowe Investigates, and performed as part of the ensemble cast of former Saturday morning BBC children's show On the Waterfront. Copstick executive-produced the Natural Born Racers TV series[2] that followed the Virgin Mobile Yamaha R6 Cup.[3]

Copstick is a commentator on human sexuality. After years writing for the Erotic Review,[4] she became its owner in 2009.[5][6][7][8]

At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Copstick was a Perrier Comedy Award judge in 2003[9] and 2004[10] and a Malcolm Hardee Award judge in 2008–2015.[11] She lends her voice to the announcements at Fort William railway station.[12]

Work with charitable organisations[edit]

Copstick has worked in Kenya with HIV+ women and their families. Through the Children With AIDS Charity, of which she is vice-chair, she started Mama Biashara ("Business Mother") in 2008,[13] working to set these women up in small businesses, thus making them financially independent.[14][15][16] She made Positive Thinking for BBC 1, a documentary on HIV/AIDS aimed at children.[17] She is a patron of the Waverley Care Trust.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Copstick was attacked and robbed close to her home in west London in September 2022. The robbers took £8,500 that she had raised for her charity Mama Biashara.[19]






  • Masterclass: Girl on Girl: Erotic Print Society, January 2008. ISBN 1-904989-40-3 - ISBN 978-1-904989-40-0
  • Porn Week: Erotic Print Society, May 2007. ISBN 1-904989-31-4 - ISBN 978-1-904989-31-8
  • The Illustrated Book of Sapphic Sex: Erotic Print Society, May 2000. ISBN 1-898998-25-6 - ISBN 978-1-898998-25-9


  1. ^ Women can't write about sex?
  2. ^ "Broadcast magazine". 7 November 2007.
  3. ^ "'natural Born Racers' Come To Life", MCP, 24 April 2003.
  4. ^ "Erotic Review Magazine: The Editorial Team". Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Tait, Simon (14 June 2009). "'Erotic Review' back to titillate – and educate". The Independent. London. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  6. ^ Cornwell, Tim (14 May 2009). "Tim Cornwell's arts diary: Erotic credentials open the door to Number 11". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  7. ^ Lauener, Paul (15 June 2009). "Erotic Review owner: 'Women can't write about sex'". Reuters. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Women can't write about sex". abc.net.au. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  9. ^ "BBC News". 20 August 2003. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  10. ^ Jones, Rebecca (11 August 2004). "BBC News". Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  11. ^ "Malcolm Hardee Award site, 2008".
  12. ^ a b "Kate Copstick Biography". UK game shows.
  13. ^ "About". Mama Biashara. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  14. ^ Fleming, John (8 November 2012), "Feared UK Comedy Critic Kate Copstick Has Links With African Criminals and Deals Drugs in Kenya", Huffington Post.
  15. ^ Fleming, John (20 February 2018), "Mama Biashara’s expanding charity work in Kenya – with Kate Copstick", So It Goes.
  16. ^ Fleming John (15 February 2019), "Kate Copstick and the sexually-abused girl being held in a Nairobi hospital", So It Goes.
  17. ^ CWAC's Board of Trustees
  18. ^ "Key People". Waverley Care. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Actress Kate Copstick attacked and robbed of charity money". BBC News. 5 September 2022. Retrieved 5 September 2022.

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