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Kathryn Drysdale (born 1 December 1981) is an English actress known for her role as Grace Shelley in The West End show The Ruling class opposite James Mcavoy, as Taylor in the movie St Trinian's and Louise Brooks in the BBC comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until her departure from the show in 2009. She has also starred in the fourth series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm and as Brownwell in William Boyd's award-winning Any Human Heart opposite Jim Broadbent. She previously worked with Broadbent on Mira Nair's feature adaptation of William Thackery's Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon. She played the role of mixed-race heiress Rhoda Swartz. She is also known for her role as Lizzie in the drama series Tripping Over by Mike Bullen. She appeared in Doctor Who as Bliss in the episode "Love & Monsters".

On stage she has appeared for The Royal Shakespeare Company in roles included Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lady Katharine in Love's Labour's Lost opposite David Tennant.


Contents = 1 History 2 Filmography 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links


History[]

In 2006 Drysdale appeared in Catch at the Royal Court Theatre and in 2008 made her Royal Shakespeare Company debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost.[1]

In 2009 she appeared in Suddenlossofdignity.com at the Bush Theatre and on tour.[1]

In 2012 Drysdale appeared in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse.[2]

Filmography[]

Year

Title

Role

1999 The Vice Elaine People Like Us Shoe Shop Assistant Holby City Gaby Burton 2000 Trial & Retribution IV Pregnant Girl Doctors Keeley Burton Chambers Fran James 2001–2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Louise Brooks 2001 Swivel on the Tip Pippi Langstrumpf Mersey Beat Mel Turner 2002 Ultimate Force Susannah Rockface Susie Travis 2003 Coming Up Janine 2004 Vanity Fair Rhoda Swartz 2005 Zemanovaload[pl][3] Travel Agent 2006 Doctor Who Bliss (episode "Love & Monsters") Tripping Over Lizzie

2009 Girl Friday Various 2010 Any Human Heart Brownwell In Between the Waves Sam 2011 Benidorm Natalie 2013 One Chance Stage Hand 2014 Death In Paradise Simone Magon

2015 Horrible Histories Cleopatra (episode "Crafty Cleopatra") 

Personal life[]

Born to an Afro-Caribbean father and a white mother, Drysdale was adopted when she was a week old.[4] She was bullied as a child.[5] She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[1]

Drysdale is a regular inspirational speaker at the London contemporary arts academy, 'Acting etc.'[6]

Drysdale lives in London.[7]

References[]

1.^ Jump up to: a b c "Kathryn Drysdale". United Agents. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 2.Jump up ^ "Donmar Warehouse". 3.Jump up ^ Zemanovaload at the Internet Movie Database 4.Jump up ^ Landing on her feet 5.Jump up ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/twopints/interviews/kathryn.shtml 6.Jump up ^ "actingetc". actingetc. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 7.Jump up ^ http://www.prweek.com/article/1226838/creative-inspiration-kathryn-drysdale-star-two-pints-lager-packet-crisps-st-trinians

External links[]

Kathryn Drysdale at the Internet Movie Database BBC interview

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