Kate Maberly

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Kate Maberly
Birth name Kate Elizabeth Cameron Maberly
Born (1982-03-14) 14 March 1982 (age 33)
Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
Genres Rock, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Alternative
Instruments Guitar, cello, piano, vocals
Years active 1991–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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[citation needed].

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.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Secret Garden Mary Lennox Lead role
1995 Friendship's Field Ira Lead role
1998 Mysteries of Egypt Granddaughter
2002 Deserter Jennifer Murray
Simon: An English Legionnaire Jennifer
2004 Finding Neverland Wendy Darling Peter Pan cast
2006 Blood on Benefits Rianne
Like Minds Susan Mueller
2007 Popcorn Annie Lead role
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
Year Title Role Notes
Unknown Spatz Herself
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
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Gulliver's Travels Glumdalclitch
1997 Gobble Pippa Worsfold Colin Worsfold's daughter
Mothertime Vanessa Lead role
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
2008 Boogeyman 3 Jennifer Video
2010 The Story of Bonnie and Clyde Billy Parker
2011 In the Eyes Jessica Lead role



Year Information Tracks contributed Artist(s)
1993 The Secret Garden
  • Artist: Various
  • Released: 1993
Mistress Mary Quite Contrary (unlisted) Andrew Knott
2012 The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
  • Artist: Various
  • Released: 20 November 2012
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




  • 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:

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