Katherine Jakeways is a British comedian, actor and writer. Her television appearances include Extras, Horrible Histories, Sherlock, Episodes, Trying Again, all 3 series of BBC1's The Armstrong and Miller Show and Miranda. She is also notable as one of the regular cast in the radio series Deep Trouble and Look Away Now and plays Mrs Pepys in Radio 4's continuing Woman's Hour Drama "The Diary of Samuel Pepys". She appeared onstage as Sandy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Garrick Theatre in 2006, and was the Entire Supporting Cast in Armstrong and Miller's 2010 national tour.
Wednesday 16 June 2010 saw the first episode of her debut radio comedy, North by Northamptonshire, broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The second series was broadcast from 2 December 2011 and the 3rd series was broadcast from December 2013. North by Northamptonshire stars Sheila Hancock, Penelope Wilton, Mackenzie Crook, Kevin Eldon, Geoffrey Palmer and Felicity Montagu. Katherine also plays several parts in the show and after the first series was broadcast the Radio Times said "Katherine Jakeways is the new Victoria Wood. And that’s official. Her character comedy is so acutely observed and so sharp that it’s in danger of causing permanent injury". The second series of North by Northamptonshire was nominated for a Sony Radio Award.
She is married to BBC Five Live travel presenter and film reviewer Nick Duncalf. They live in North London and have a daughter and a son.