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Overview (3)

Born in Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameCatherine Jane McCormack
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Catherine McCormack was born on April 3, 1972 in Epsom, Surrey, England as Catherine Jane McCormack. She is an actress and director, known for Braveheart (1995), Spy Game (2001) and A Sound of Thunder (2005).

Trade Mark (2)

Brown hair
English accent

Trivia (7)

She 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.
Trained at Oxford School of Drama.
Was in a relationship with actor Joseph Fiennes, between 1998 and 2000.
Her paternal grandfather was Irish.
Her mother died when she was 6 years old. She was brought up Catholic by her father, a steelworker.
Starring 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]
Plays Claudia in UK premiere of "Honour", a play by Joanna Murray-Smith at the National Theatre, London. [February 2003]

Personal Quotes (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.
In my entire career? I am so sick of being asked, What's it like to kiss Mel Gibson?
It'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.
Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it's even begun.
I can't sit around doing nothing. If I'm not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.
I happen to have worked with male directors who don't understand women at all. Not at all. I'm flabbergasted by their ignorance.
Left to my own devices I'd get up at midday every day of my life.
On Rufus Sewell: Rufus? He's a grand kisser, and he's dead sexy.
Britain 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.
Actors are accustomed to doing exactly what the director or writer requests us to do, and rarely get involved in that part of the process.
I 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.
Occasionally I go shopping for clothes, but I find the whole thing a real chore.
I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing, I get so tired of listening to my own voice.
I lead a very boring life.
I 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.
The events with Henry III happened, obviously the way it happened, liberties were taken.
The 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.

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