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Kate Duchêne

Was born in London but moved to France when she was only 3 weeks old. Parents Anne and Louis Duchene moved the family back to England in 1962/1963 to the seaside town of Brighton. Kate went onstage at the age of 14 and loved acting from that moment on. She read French & Spanish at Trinity College at Cambridge University. She then spent a year ... See full bio »

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An Education
An Education Latin Teacher
The Worst Witch
The Worst Witch Miss Constance Hardbroom / Miss Hardbroom
All Good Children
The Tall Guy
The Tall Guy Old Girlfriend


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 2016 New Blood (TV Series)
Harriet Turner
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Harriet Turner
 2013 Doctors (TV Series)
Sarah Jones
- The Gift Next Door (2013) ... Sarah Jones
 2013 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Helen Fraser
- The Eternity Ring (2013) ... Helen Fraser (as Kate Duchene)
 2012 Henry VIII at Shakespeare's Globe (TV Movie)
Queen Katherine
 2010 All Good Children
Lynne (as Kate Duchene)
 2009 An Education
Latin Teacher (as Kate Duchene)
 2005 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Carrie Lawson
- Episode #1.2223 (2005) ... Carrie Lawson
- Episode #1.2222 (2005) ... Carrie Lawson
 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Debbie Hansell
- Forget Me Not (2004) ... Debbie Hansell
 2003 Monsieur N.
Madame Balcombe
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jane Bennett
- Garden of Death (2000) ... Jane Bennett (as Kate Duchene)
 1996-2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Laura / Helen Palmer
- On the Wagon (2000) ... Laura
- Trust Me (1996) ... Helen Palmer
 1999 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Jenny Ryan
- Buying Time (1999) ... Jenny Ryan
 1999 Calendar Girls (Short)
 1998 Out of Hours (TV Mini-Series)
Sue Craven
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Sue Craven
 1998 Kiss Me Kate (TV Series)
- Calendar (1998) ... Lesley
- Mike (1998) ... Lesley
 1990 This Is David Harper (TV Series)
Caroline Jones
- Dubious Achievement (1990) ... Caroline Jones
 1990 A Sense of Guilt (TV Series)
Marsha Hinde
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Marsha Hinde
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Marsha Hinde
 1989 The Tall Guy
Old Girlfriend (as Kate Duchene)
 1987 Boon (TV Series)
Pregnant Lady
- Paper Mafia (1987) ... Pregnant Lady

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Her theatre credits include: various roles in "Waves", based no a novel by Virginia Woolf , devised and directed by Katie Mitchell ( National Theatre, Cottesloe, London) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kate Duchene


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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In answer to your question yes, I was asked to do Miss Hardbroom for the new series but I was doing a different job and I didn't really want to, I loved it don't get me wrong but I did it for three years which is quite a long time, you can't do the same part for too long or you forget who you are (not really it just gets a bit predictable) better to stop while you still enjoy it.


Kate Duchêne worked with the Cambridge Footlights in 1981 - 1985 during her time at Cambridge university, with the MCC running a drama workshop, later appeared in several performances of the RSC. See more »

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