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Kate Ashfield was most recently seen in Sarah Gavron’s BAFTA Award-winning This Little Life, for which she won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actress and which brought her a Best Actress nomination from the British Independent Film Awards.
Her other feature credits include Colin Teague’s Spivs, Gillies Mackinnon’s Pure (with Shaun of the Dead costar Jessica Stevenson), Paul Tickell’s BAFTA Award-nominated Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry, Saul Metzstein’s Late Night Shopping (for which she earned the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress), Jamie Thraves’ The Low Down (for which she was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress), Stephen Norrington’s The Last Minute, Adrian Edmondson’s Guest House Paradiso (with Shaun of the Dead costars Simon Pegg and Bill Nighy), Tim Roth’s The War Zone, and Michael Austin’s Princess Caraboo.
Kate’s television credits include Simon Cellan Jones’ Storm Damage, Rowan Woods’ Do or Die, Julian Jarrold’s Crime and Punishment, and Sandy Johnson’s A Many Splintered Thing.
She has also worked extensively on the stage, starring in Patrick Marber’s Closer in the West End, and is a director of Max Stafford-Clark’s Out of Joint theatre company. For the latter, she starred in Three Sisters and in the original staging of Shopping and F—king.