Kate O'Toole (actress)
February 26, 1960 |
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
O'Toole appeared in a 2006 West End production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Apollo Theatre, London, and is cast in Channel 4's Forgiven. She appeared in the first and third season of the Showtime series The Tudors as Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury.
She was nominated for Best Actress at the Irish Times Theatre awards for her role as Eleanor in Rough Magic Theatre Company's production of Terry Johnson's Dead Funny. She won Best Actress UK in the Barclays/Arts Council Theatre Awards for her performance as 'B' in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women (Lyric theatre, Belfast).
Her other film credits include Hideaways (2011), Possession (2002), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Get Well Soon (BBC TV series), Eden, Laughter in the Dark, 32a and John Huston's last film, The Dead, his critically acclaimed adaptation of James Joyce's short story. She appeared in RTÉ One's reality cookery programme The Restaurant where she succeeded in winning four out of a possible five stars.
She was executive producer of the short film Good Luck, Mr. Gorski 
Minister for Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, appointed her to the Irish Film Board in 2013. She is chairwoman of Ireland's highly acclaimed film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh.
In November 2008 O'Toole was convicted of driving while drunk and disqualified from driving for three years. Her blood sample showed that she was three times over the legal drink-drive limit.
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- Official Website Goodluckmrgorski.com.
- Irish Times, 28 November 2008, page 2, report by John Fallon