Natalie Walter

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Natalie Walter
Born (1979-12-24) 24 December 1979 (age 39)
Woking, England
Years active1998–present

Natalie Walter (born 24 December 1979) is a British actress who is best known for her film, theatre and television roles.[1] She was born in Woking, Surrey in 1979.[2] On stage and screen, Walter has worked with directors including Peter Hall, Gregory Doran, Sam Mendes, Christopher Guest and Woody Allen. Her father was David Walter, the former BBC and ITN journalist.


Walter studied at London's prestigious Drama Centre, where one of her classmates was the comedian and actor Russell Brand.


In the late 1990s, Walter had a leading role playing Caralyn in the popular ITV sitcom Babes in the Wood. Other television appearances include in The Thin Blue Line, which also starred Rowan Atkinson, and the BBC comedy sketch series Harry Enfield and Chums. In 2008, she played Alice Coltrane in the Doctor Who episode "Turn Left". In 2010, she had a guest starring role as Emily in the Easter special of Jonathan Creek (The Judas Tree) and appeared in an episode of Lynda La Plante's ITV drama serial Above Suspicion. Walter appeared in the first episode of Christopher Guest's HBO mockumentary-style comedy Family Tree. Since 2015, she has been a regular performer in the BBC's children's historical sketch comedy Horrible Histories.

Year Programme Channel Role
2016 Horrible Histories CBBC Various
2015 Horrible Histories CBBC Various[3]
2013 Family Tree HBO Ellie
2011 Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent ITV Connie Short
2010 Jonathan Creek BBC Emily
2008 Doctor Who BBC Alice Coltrane
2005 Hampstead Heath: the Musical BBC Tree Woman
2004 Hollywood Goddesses Sky One Tallulah Bankhead
2003 Doctors BBC Esther Peters
2001 Harry Enfield and Chums BBC Various characters
2000 The Peter Principle BBC Chloe
1998/9 Babes in the Wood ITV Caralyn Monroe
1998 Ruth Rendell Mysteries ITV Tanya Paine
1998 The Stalker's Apprentice STV Karen Scott
1997 Get Well Soon BBC Beryl
1996 The Thin Blue Line BBC Elf


Walter has enjoyed an extensive career in the theatre. She worked with the director Sam Mendes at the Donmar Warehouse in a production of Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus, was a member of the Peter Hall Company's production of As You Like It and featured in the National Theatre's revival of Noises Off.[4] In 2008 to early 2009 she spent a year as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), with leading roles as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Maria in Love's Labour's Lost.[5] She also appeared in hit comedy 39 Steps, which ran in the West End for nine years. Walter played Heidi Schumann in Peter Nichols's play Lingua Franca which premiered in London in July 2010 before transferring to New York later in the year.[6]

Year Play Theatre Role Director
2013 A Little House on the Side Theatre Royal Bath Marcelle Lindsay Posner / Cal McCrystal
2011 Smash! Menier Chocolate Factory Liz Tamara Harvey
2010 Lingua Franca Finborough / 59E59 Theatre, NYC Heidi Schumann Michael Gielata
2010 50 Ways to Leave Your Love Bush Theatre Various characters Josie Rourke
2010 The 39 Steps Criterion Theatre Various characters Maria Aitken
2009 Hayfever Chichester Festival Theatre Tallulah Nikolai Foster
2009 A Midsummer Night's Dream Royal Shakespeare Company Helena Gregory Doran
2009 Love's Labour's Lost Royal Shakespeare Company Maria Gregory Doran
2008 Whipping It Up No1 Tour Chloe Terry Johnson
2008 Twelfth Night Theatre Royal, Northampton Olivia Laurie Sansom
2007 Soap Theatre Royal, Northampton Noeleen Laurie Sansom
2007 Piano / Forte Royal Court Dawn Terry Johnson
2007 Dead Funny West Yorkshire Playhouse Karen Matthew Lloyd
2006 Flanders Mare Sound Theatre Lisa Alan Cox
2006 As You Like It Theatre Royal, Bath / US Tour Phoebe Peter Hall
2004 The Constant Wife Lyric, West End Marie-Louise Chris Luscombe
2001 Noises Off National Theatre Brooke Jeremy Sams
2001 The Recruiting Officer Chichester Festival Theatre Rose James Kerr
1996 Habeas Corpus Donmar Warehouse Felicity Sam Mendes
1999 Genghis Among the Pygmies Royal Court Various Simon Usher
1999 Ten Minutes of Human Rights Royal Court Various Ramin Grey
1998 The Brazen Age Shakespeare's Globe Various James Wallace
1998 The Bronze Age Shakespeare's Globe Various James Wallace


Walter's film credits include Woody Allen's 2010 romantic comedy You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Her other cinematic roles include The Wedding Video, I Want Candy, Lady Godiva and Remember Me.

Year Film Director
2012 The Wedding Video Nigel Cole
2012 Cockneys Vs Zombies Mattias Hoene
2011 Huge Ben Miller
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Woody Allen
2008 Lady Godiva Vicky Jewson
2007 I Want Candy Stephen Surjik
2002 Eddie Loves Mary Hannah Rothschild
2002 The Honeytrap Michael Gunther
1998 If Only Maria Rippol
1997 Remember Me? Nick Hurran


Walter has appeared on a number of programmes on BBC Radio 4, including House of the Spirit Levels, Smelling of Roses, No Commitments and All My Life. In 2010 she played multiple comic characters in The Lucy Montgomery Show which was written by and starred Lucy Montgomery.

Year Programme Station Director
2012 Kind Hearts and Coronets - Like Father, Like Daughter BBC Radio 4 Frank Stirling
2010/11 The Lucy Montgomery Variety Pack BBC Radio 4 Katie Tyrell
2009 Smelling of Roses BBC Radio 4 Maria Esposito
2008 Chambers BBC Radio 4 Paul Schlesinger
2007 No Commitments BBC Radio 4 Maria Esposito
2003 All My Life BBC Radio 4 Steve McCrum
2002 The House of the Spirit Levels BBC Radio 4 Paul Schlesinger

Personal life[edit]

Walter had a relationship with the actor David Tennant,[7] the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who. Walter has also acted in the programme. She lives in London.


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | WALTER, Natalie". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ Natalie Walter on IMDb
  3. ^ Guide, British Comedy (5 January 2015). "Rowan Atkinson to star in Horrible Histories". British Comedy Guide.
  4. ^ "Natalie Walter On ... Sweet Dreams - - Interviews". 19 January 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "What's On". RSC. Archived from the original on 4 April 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Brantley, Ben (16 November 2010). "Brits Off Broadway - Peter Nichols's 'Lingua Franca' - Review -". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Not only has David Tennant's understudy got his Hamlet job - he's also got his girl | Mail Online". 13 December 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012.