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Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 3, 1972
DiedDecember 28, 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
MarkEnglish accent
FactWas in a relationship with actor Joseph Fiennes, between 1998 and 2000.

Catherine McCormack is an English actress. She was born on 15 April 1972 in Epsom, Surrey, England, UK. Her parents are Michael and Anne McCormack. She has two sisters, Tricia and Louise. She was educated at the independent all-girls’ school, Notre Dame High School in Cobham, Surrey. She then studied English at the University of Bristol.

McCormack began her acting career in theatre, appearing in productions of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She made her film debut in the 1996 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights. She has since appeared in such films as Braveheart, Spy Game, and 28 Weeks Later.

McCormack has been married to actor Andy Harries since 1998. They have two children together.

McCormack has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameCatherine McCormack
Date Of BirthApril 3, 1972
DiedDecember 28, 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Writer, Actor, Television Director
EducationOxford School of Drama, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NationalityBritish, American


SiblingsStephen McCormack


NominationsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesBraveheart, Dangerous Beauty, 28 Weeks Later, Spy Game, The Tailor of Panama, The Weight of Water, Shadow of the Vampire, A Sound of Thunder, The Land Girls, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Moon and the Stars, Born Romantic, This Year's Love, A Rumor of Angels, North Star, Loaded, Renaissance, Stevie, The ...
TV ShowsLights Out, Midnight Man, Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, Lights Out, Midnight Man, Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

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#Marks / Signs
1English accent
2Brown hair


1The great thing about having spent all this time on film sets is that I've been able to watch directors and how they work. I now know that this is what I want to do as well: to tell stories visually. But it's definitely my vision that I want to put across, nobody else's.
2The events with Henry III happened, obviously the way it happened, liberties were taken.
3I have so many themes I want to explore, so many questions I'd like to raise and develop, and hopefully, I'll get to do just that.
4I lead a very boring life.
5I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing, I get so tired of listening to my own voice.
6Occasionally I go shopping for clothes, but I find the whole thing a real chore.
7I listen to Radio 4 and put the iPod on shuffle. I like the randomness of, say, the Stones, then something from Nina Simone, Nick Drake or Bob Dylan.
8Actors are accustomed to doing exactly what the director or writer requests us to do, and rarely get involved in that part of the process.
9Britain is producing some of the worst films in the world. Our film industry is desperate to be part of America, and we just churn out flaccid imitations of bad films over there.
10On Rufus Sewell: Rufus? He's a grand kisser, and he's dead sexy.
11Left to my own devices I'd get up at midday every day of my life.
12I happen to have worked with male directors who don't understand women at all. Not at all. I'm flabbergasted by their ignorance.
13I can't sit around doing nothing. If I'm not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.
14Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it's even begun.
15It's funny, I listen to friends who talk about back when they were 14, eight, 16, whatever, as if it was yesterday. Me, I've no idea what I did. It's all a blur, I'm afraid.
16In my entire career? I am so sick of being asked, What's it like to kiss Mel Gibson?
17[on her preference for theater work over film]: Theater really is an actor's medium: you're on stage with no director anymore, whereas in film very rarely do you get much rehearsal other than running through the scene very quickly. Then everyone comes in and shoots it.


1Plays Claudia in UK premiere of "Honour", a play by Joanna Murray-Smith at the National Theatre, London. [February 2003]
2Starring in "The 39 Steps" at the Tricycle Theatre, London. Book by John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken. She is the only female in a cast of 4 playing nearly a 100 roles between them! [August 2006]
3Her mother died when she was 6 years old. She was brought up Catholic by her father, a steelworker.
4Her paternal grandfather was Irish.
5Was in a relationship with actor Joseph Fiennes, between 1998 and 2000.
6Trained at Oxford School of Drama.
7She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "All My Sons" at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe Stage.




The Journey2016/IIIKate Elgar
Sherlock2016TV SeriesLady Carmichael
Life in Squares2015TV Mini-SeriesVirginia Woolf, older / Virginia Woolf
Magic in the Moonlight2014Olivia
The Fold2013Rebecca Ashton
Lucan2013TV MovieLady Veronica Lucan
Lights Out2011TV SeriesTheresa Leary
Stevie2008TV MovieClaire
Midnight Man2008TV Mini-SeriesAlice Ross
28 Weeks Later2007Alice
The Moon and the Stars2007Kristina Baumgarten / Tosca
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire2006TV Mini-SeriesPoppaea Sabina
Renaissance2006Bislane Tasuiev (voice)
Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes2006TV MovieElizabeth David
A Sound of Thunder2005Sonia Rand
Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore2005TV MovieKathleen Tynan
Strings2004Zita (English version, voice)
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot2004TV MovieQueen Elizabeth I
Broken Morning2003TV MovieCathy
Spy Game2001Elizabeth Hadley
Armadillo2001TV SeriesFlavia
The Tailor of Panama2001Francesca Deane
Born Romantic2000Jocelyn
The Weight of Water2000Jean Janes
A Rumor of Angels2000Mary Neubauer
Shadow of the Vampire2000Greta Schröder
The Debtors1999
Love in the 21st Century1999TV SeriesFay
This Year's Love1999Hannah
Dancing at Lughnasa1998Christina Mundy
Dangerous Beauty1998Veronica Franco
The Land Girls1998Stella
Deacon Brodie1997TV MovieAnnie Grant
North Star1996Sarah
Wycliffe1994TV SeriesAsenath Gardner


Playhouse Presents2013TV Series 1 episode


Playhouse Presents2013TV Series written & created by - 1 episode


South of Southern2011associate producer


Dancing at Lughnasa1998performer: "The Isle of Capri' 1934


Scars of Shame2013DocumentaryHerself - Friend
Interviews with the Cast of 'Braveheart'2007Video shortHerself
Tales of William Wallace2007Video documentary shortHerself
28 Weeks Later: Getting Into the Action2007Video documentary shortHerself / Alice
28 Weeks Later: The Infected2007Video documentary shortHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Breakfast2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of 'Spy Game'2001Video documentary shortHerself
Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion2000TV Short documentaryHerself
Dancing at Lughnasa: Interviews1998Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Dancing at Lughnasa: On Location1998Video documentary shortHerself / Christina Mundy (uncredited)


Won Awards

1996Golden PegasusFlaiano International PrizesBest Foreign ActressBraveheart (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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