Katy Stephens

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Katy Stephens
Born1970 (age 49–50)
Years active1990-present

Katy Stephens (born 1970[citation needed] in Southampton, England) is an award-winning, British actress and former children's presenter. She has appeared in leading roles with Shakespeare's Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company with whom she is an Associate Artist.[1] She played Nicky in London's Burning, and was a co-presenter on The Fun Song Factory in the 1990s.


Stephens' extensive work for the Royal Shakespeare Company includes Rosalind in As You Like It,[2] Tamora in Titus Andronicus,[3] Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra,[4] Regan in King Lear,[5] Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew,[6] Sarah in Mark Ravenhill's Candide,[7] Katy in Silence, a co-production with Filter Theatre,[8] and Joan of Arc/Margaret of Anjou in Sir Michael Boyd's Histories Cycle. Work for Shakespeare's Globe includes Clytemnestra in The Oresteia,[9] Calpurnia in Julius Caesar[10] and Iras in Antony and Cleopatra for The Complete Walk film.[11]

Other appearances include:

  • Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream for Bath Theatre Royal.[12]
  • Myrtle Logue in The King's Speech for Birmingham Repertory Theatre.[13]
  • Woman in Mine for Shared Experience[14]
  • Kate in Calixto Bieito's Forests[15]
  • Extensive seasons at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry
  • Core company member of Colchester Mercury Theatre

Stephens trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the National Youth Theatre.[16]



Stephens' awards include the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in 2009 for her performance as Joan of Arc/Margaret of Anjou in the RSC's Histories Cycle as well as being part of the team that won the Olivier Award for Best Ensemble Performance for the same show.

Ego Performance Company[edit]

Stephens is a board member for Ego Performance Company, a charity working with performers of all ages and abilities in the heart of the city of Coventry.[citation needed]



TV Presenting[edit]

  • Fun Song Factory (1997-1998)
  • WOW! - That's What I Call Nursery Rhymes (1999)
  • WOW! - That's What I Call Christmas (1999)


  1. ^ "Associate Artists". ww.rsc.org. Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Michael Boyd 2009 Production". www.rsc.org. Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (May 24, 2013). "Titus Andronicus – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Michael Boyd 2010 Production". www.rsc.org. Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  5. ^ "David Farr 2010 production". www.rsc.org. Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Director and cast of the RSC First Encounters Taming of the Shrew share their views". www.theatrevoice.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  7. ^ Billington, Michael. "Candide – review" (Sept 6, 2013). The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  8. ^ Spencer, Charles (May 19, 2011). "Silence, Hampstead Theatre, review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Clytemnestra played by Katy Stephens". www.shakespearesglobe.com. Shakespeare's Globe. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  10. ^ Billington, Michael (July 3, 2014). "Julius Caesar review – robustly energetic". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  11. ^ "The Complete Walk celebrates 'exotic' Shakespeare". www.bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  12. ^ "A Midsummers Night's Dream". www.theatreroyal.org.uk. Bath Theatre Royal. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  13. ^ Hailes, Anne (Apr 22, 2015). "Review: The King's Speech". The Belfast Times. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Mine is all about motherhood". The London Evening Standard. Oct 12, 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Forests (REVIEW): Calixto Bieito Condenses The Spirit Of Shakespeare With Nudity And Violence". The Huffington Post. Dec 23, 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  16. ^ Trueman, Matt. "Roles fit for acting royalty". The Stage. The Stage. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  17. ^ Vonledebur, Caroline (May 29, 2013). "RSC actress Katy Stephens on taking the 'meaty' role of Titus Andronicus". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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