|Birth name||Kate Elizabeth Cameron Maberly|
14 March 1982 |
Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
|Genres||Rock, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Alternative|
|Instruments||Guitar, cello, piano, vocals|
Kate Maberly, born Kate Elizabeth Cameron Maberly on 14 March 1982, is an English actress, director and musician. She has appeared in film, television, radio and theatre.
Maberly was born in Reigate, Surrey, England. She is the daughter of a lawyer and one of five children; her older sister Polly is also an actress. She has two older brothers, Thomas and Guy, and one younger brother, Jack. Maberly attended Dunottar School, Reigate.
Maberly joined a swimming team at the age of 5 and was a county champion swimmer up to the age of 16. She represented her county in tennis from the age of 12, and since 2000, she has won various tennis club leagues in London.
Maberly skipped a year of school, and graduated from London's Trinity College of Music in 2004 with a joint honours degree in piano and cello performance. She enjoys singing, and writing music.
Her breakthrough role came in 1993 when she starred as Mary Lennox in the feature film The Secret Garden. This internationally acclaimed performance paved the way for several subsequent lead roles, including Friendship's Field's Ira, The Langoliers's Dinah Bellman and Mothertime's Vanessa. Since her theatrical film debut in The Secret Garden, Maberly has also moved on to roles from other films such as Gulliver's Travels, Mysteries of Egypt and Finding Neverland. In early 2007, she appeared in two feature films, Like Minds, and Popcorn. In 2012, she will again appear on the big screen in Rites of Passage and Standing Up. She has performed voice-overs for Ordynek, Bringing the Pride of Poland to Texas in 2000 and for The Braniff Pages in 2001. She has completed several radio works for BBC Radio 4, including The Dorabella Variation, A Certain Smile, and National Velvet. Maberly's narration of the audiobook Catherine Called Birdy, written by Karen Cushman, received an Audie Award in 1995. More recently, Maberly teamed up with a London area music producer to record several of her own songs for a new mini album. Maberly demonstrated her musical abilities by playing the piano in the 1995 BBC drama Mothertime and playing the cello in the 2004 short film The Audition. She also produced and directed a music video for the Danish rock band Blooq a.k.a. Triggerbox. Maberly is directing a film adaptation of The Forest of Hands and Teeth which is expected next year.
|1993||The Secret Garden||Mary Lennox||Lead role|
|1995||Friendship's Field||Ira||Lead role|
|1998||Mysteries of Egypt||Granddaughter|
|Simon: An English Legionnaire||Jennifer|
|2004||Finding Neverland||Wendy Darling||Peter Pan cast|
|2006||Blood on Benefits||Rianne|
|Like Minds||Susan Mueller|
|2012||Standing Up||Margo Cutter||Third instalment of The Goats film series|
|The Ghastly Love of Johnny X||Dandi Conners|
|Rites of Passage||Dani||Lead role|
|1991||Screen One||Christine||Episode 5 (Season 3)|
|1992||Anglo-Saxon Attitudes||Young Kay||Recurring role|
|1995||The Langoliers||Dinah Catherine Bellman|
|2001||Midsomer Murders||Holly Reid||Episode 5 (Season 4)|
|2002||A Touch of Frost||Melanie Monkton||Recurring role|
|Daniel Deronda||Kate Meyrick||Recurring role|
|2011||The Booth at The End||Jenny||Recurring role|
|Shorts & Television film|
|1997||Gobble||Pippa Worsfold||Colin Worsfold's daughter|
|1999||Gooseberries Don't Dance||Lead role|
|2000||The Last of the Blonde Bombshells||Young Madeleine|
|2001||Victoria & Albert||Princess Alice|
|2004||The Audition||Lucy Carrington||Lead role|
|2010||The Story of Bonnie and Clyde||Billy Parker|
|2011||In the Eyes||Jessica||Lead role|
|1993||The Secret Garden
||Mistress Mary Quite Contrary (unlisted)||Andrew Knott|
|2012||The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
||21. "Here We Go"||Will Keenan, De Anna Joy Brooks, Reggie Bannister, Heather R. Provost (as Heather Provost), Les Williams, Sara Grigsby, Rebecca Burchett, Morris Everett, David Slaughter|
- A reading of Christopher Hampton's Total Eclipse (directed by Daniel Evans) at the Royal Court Theatre (2006)
- Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (directed by Richard Twyman) with Midas Touch Theatre Company
- The Shoemaker's Daughter
- The Dora Bella Variation
- Little Women
- Walls of Silence
- National Velvet
- A Certain Smile
- My Wounded Heart
- Peter Pan in Scarlet
- The Browning Version
- Catherine Called Birdie (audiobook narrator)
- Braniff International Airways promotion for "The Braniff Pages" – braniffpages.com (commercial voiceover)
- A voiceover for horse documentary The Origins of the Arabian
- Ordynek, Bringing The Pride of Poland to Texas (commercial voiceover, 2000)
- Article Factory Magazine (USA) April 2007, Iss. Spring, pg. 54–62, "British Young Guns"
- Pictorial Factory Magazine (USA) April 2007, Iss. Spring, pg. 54–64, "British Young Guns"
Maberly has won two professional awards:
- Audie Award for Catherine Called Birdie
- Special Award from The London Film Critics Circle for The Secret Garden.