O'Toole, Kate 1961- (Katherine O'Toole)

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O'Toole, Kate 1961- (Katherine O'Toole)


Born 1961, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England; daughter of Peter O'Toole (an actor) and Sian Phillips (an actress). Education: Studied acting at the Yale School of Drama and Circle in the Square Theatre. Avocational Interests: Gardening, animals.


Actress and voice artist. Provided voice work for advertisements. Worked as a travel writer and a waitress.

Awards, Honors:

British Arts Council/Barclay's Theatre Award, best actress, Theatrical Management Association, 2001, for Three Tall Women; ESB Irish Theatre Award nomination, best actress, Irish Times, 2001, for Dead Funny.


Film Appearances:

Amelia More, Laughter in the Dark (also known as La chambre obscure), United Artists/Lopert Pictures, 1969.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Miss Furlong, The Dead, Vestron Pictures, 1987.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Herself, John Huston and the Dubliners (documentary; also known as Behind the Screen: Stories of Cinema—John Huston and the Dubliners and John Huston & the Dubliners), Liffey Films, 1988.

Susan Maxwell-Scott, Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord (also known as Lucan), Film Eireann/Screen Partners/Vine International Pictures, 1997.

Chemist (pharmacist), Dancing at Lughnasa, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Senior sister Magdalen, Agnes Browne (also known as The Mammy), USA Films, 1999.

Miss Delahunty, Nora (also known as Nora Joyce and Nora—Die leidenschaftliche Liebe von James Joyce), 2000, Andora Pictures International, 2001.

Mrs. Jameson, Possession, Warner Bros./Focus Features, 2002.

Casting director, The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (also known as Royston Vasey: The Motion Picture), United International Pictures, 2005.

Sister Una, 32A, Janey Pictures/Flying Moon Filmproduktion, 2007.

Yvonne Egan, Eden, Samson Films, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sister Shelley, Get Well Soon, BBC, 1997.

Olivia Bernstein, Proof (also known as Proof 2, Proof: Prescription for Murder, and Beviset), Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE, Ireland), 2005.

Lady Salisbury, The Tudors (also known as Tudors), Showtime, beginning 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Staff nurse, Karaoke, BBC and Channel 4 (England), 1995, Bravo, 1996.

Dr. Eleanor Wiseman, No Tears, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE, Ireland), 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Susan, Ein Verhexter Sommer, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), 1989.

Mrs. Ridgeway, Malice Afterthought, Independent Television (England), broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, both 2005.

Barrister, Forgiven (also known as Stand by Your Man), Channel 4 (England), 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, Second Irish Film and Television Awards, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE, Ireland), 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Clare, "The Enormous Radio," Tales from the Darkside (also known as Beraettelser fraan andra siden, Histoires de l'autre monde, Historias del mas ella, and Keskiyoen kauhutarinoita), syndicated, 1987.

Herself, Ruby, BBC, 2000.

Herself, Kelly, Ulster Television (UTV), 2001.

Mrs. Kangan, "Sunburn," Foreign Exchange, Nine Network (Australia), 2004.

Dr. Fay Rawlings, The Big Bow Wow, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE, Ireland), 2004.

Appeared in other programs, including Glenroe, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE, Ireland).

Stage Appearances:

The Hostage, Irish Arts Center, New York City, 1984.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Elvira, Don Juan, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1988.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Julia Jarrett, A Little Like Drowning, Druid Theatre Company, Galway, Ireland, and Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland, both 1989.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Martirio, The House of Bernarda Alba, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1989.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Dunya, The Donahue Sisters/The Stanley Parkers, Druid Theatre Company, 1990.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Irene Huml and Dr. Jana Baltazar, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration, Druid Theatre Company, Chapel Lane, Galway, Ireland, also produced in Limerick, Ireland, both 1991.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Reflected Glory, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1992.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Miss Wanderley, Private Dick, Druid Theatre Company, Chapel Lane, 1993.

(As Katherine O'Toole) Countess, The Blue Macushla, Druid Theatre Company, Chapel Lane, 1995.

Barbaric Comedies, Dublin Theatre Festival, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 2000.

B, Three Tall Women, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001.

Eleanor, Dead Funny, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Project Arts Centre, Project Space Upstairs, Dublin, Ireland, 2001.

The Mercy Seat (produced in a double-bill with Ashes to Ashes), Lyric Theatre, 2004.

Constance de la Mare, Drama at Inish, Abbey Theatre, 2005.

Mrs. Bassett, Summer and Smoke, Apollo Theatre, London, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including Double Cross. Some sources cite appearances in other productions, including Candida, Heritage Theatre; Hamlet, Dublin, Ireland; John Bull's Other Island, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; Macbeth, Second Age Theatre Company; Stage Door, Circle in the Square; and Vanderbilts, Hyde Park Festival, NY.

Major Tours:

B, Three Tall Women, Northern Irish and Irish cities, c. 2001.

Toured in other productions, including Dancing at Lughnasa, Irish cities; Double Cross, Irish cities; and The Provok'd Wife, British cities.



Author of pieces about travel.