Katherine Kelly is best known for playing Becky MacDonald in ITV's award-winning soap opera Coronation Street, for which she won Best Actress at the 2009 British Soap Awards and Best Serial Drama Performance at the 2012 National Television Awards. Since 2013, she has starred as Lady Mae Loxley in the ITV drama series Mr Selfridge.
Katherine trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, with fellow students Meredith MacNeill and Laurence Fox, graduating in 2001. She was a leading lady at the Royal Shakespeare Company during their 2004-2005 season, performing in both Stratford-Upon-Avon and the West End. Since then, she has worked at Chichester Festival Theatre in The Accrington Pals with actress Amy Robbins, and at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in Othello with Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne. She also has strong links with The Lamproom Theatre in Barnsley, established in 1998 by her father John, and has regularly supported fund-raising events held there.
Kelly's first television role after leaving Coronation Street was in the 90-minute BBC4 biopic The Best Possible Taste, in which she played Lee Middleton, wife of Kenny Everett. In early 2013 she played socialite Lady Mae in the ten part ITV1 drama series Mr Selfridge, and later signed on to appear in a second series of the show. Later in the year she joined the lead cast of The Field of Blood, based on the novel by Denise Mina. In January 2013, it was announced that Kelly would star in The Last Witch - a supernatural drama written by BAFTA-nominated writer Sally Wainwright, as part of Sky Living's "Reckless" series. In 2013, she starred in an ITV thriller, The Guilty, as Claire Reid, mother to a missing five-year-old child.
Other awards include: Winner of 2009 British Soap Award for Best Actress for Coronation Street, Nominee for 2009 British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership for Coronation Street, Winner of 2009 TRIC Award for TV Soap Personality for Coronation Street, Nominee for 2008 National Television Award for Outstanding Serial Drama Performance for Coronation Street, Nominee for 2008 British Soap Award for Best Actress, Best Comedy Performance and Best On-Screen Partnership for Coronation Street.
In addition to TV, Film and Radio work, Katherine is the ideal choice for store openings, Christmas light switch-ons and personal appearances. To book her for your Event, contact Prime Performers via the online booking enquiry form or call us on 020 7251 8222.
Katherine was great thank you. She was extremely obliging and very accommodating to photo requests and autographs etc.... what a lovely lady all round in fact.
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