Kate Magowan

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Kate Magowan
Kate Magowan.jpg
Kate Magowan in 2008
Born Katie Victoria Magowan
(1975-06-01) 1 June 1975 (age 40)
Harrow, London, England
Other names Kate Simm (married name)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–Present
Known for Sadie Young (Eastenders)
Television EastEnders (2013–14)
Spouse(s) John Simm (m. 2004–present)
Children 2

Katie Victoria "Kate" Magowan (born 1 June 1975) is an English actress. She is married to Life on Mars and Doctor Who actor John Simm. She has been in film, theatre, television and radio productions. Her best known role is beautician Sadie Young in the BBC programme EastEnders. She appeared in the show from early August 2013 until late January 2014.

Early life[edit]

After finishing high school, Magowan graduated from the Actors' Institute, London and has trained in the Meisner technique.

Acting career[edit]

She played Una from the magical film Stardust in 2007. She also played a role in (2010) and is expected to appear in the sequel.


She made her stage debut in a production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls and has gone on to work consistently in film, theatre, television and radio.


Magowan recently appeared in two episodes of the third series of Primeval as Eve. She also stars as "Martha Bannerman" in four episodes of A Dinner of Herbs by Catherine Cookson, a TV series made for British television. She stars in the Survival thriller film A Lonely Place to Die. She most recently appeared in series 15 of Silent Witness in the two-part story 'Domestic' as murder victim Justine Thompson.

From 2013 to 2014, she played Sadie Young in EastEnders.


Her film credits include leading roles in Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People, Sonya in It's All Gone Pete Tong, Princess Una in the Stardust, Jenny in "A Lonely Place to Die", Danielle in "Screwed" and Mrs Gammon in "Elfie Hopkins".

Personal life[edit]

She married the English actor John Simm in April 2004 in the Forest of Dean and they have two children.

Magowan and Simm have appeared together in three films: 24 Hour Party People, the award winning short film Devilwood and the heist thriller Tuesday, as well as in the BBC Series Exile.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Dream Team Helen Jensen
1999 The Bill Paula Collins Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
2000 It Was an Accident Dr. Gray
A Dinner of Herbs Martha Bannerman 3 episodes
2001 The Bill Merita Berisha Episode: "Promised Land"
Is Harry on the Boat? Carmen TV film
Fourplay Claudia
Girl at Serpentine
2002 Nailing Vienna Denise
24 Hour Party People Yvette
2003 Murder in Mind Eloise Duvall Episode: "Echoes"
Manchild Melissa Episode: "2.1"
2004 It's All Gone Pete Tong Sonja Slowinski
2006 Kidulthood Stella
Devilwood Rosetti Short film
2007 Stardust Princess
2008 New Tricks Catherine Austin Episode: "Final Curtain"
Tuesday Angie
2009 Primeval Eve Episode: "3.8"
Episode: "3.9"
Stowaway Rose Short film
2010 The Bill Emma Sorrel Episodes: "Ricochet", "Impact" Mrs. Richards
GoldenEye 007 Xenia Onatopp Video game; voice and likeness
2011 A Lonely Place to Die Jenny
Exile[1] Jane
2012 Screwed Danielle
Silent Witness Justine Thompson Episode: "Domestic"
2013–14 EastEnders Sadie Young 2013–14


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