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Cathy Tyson

Cathy Tyson is the daughter of a black barrister from Trinidad and a white English social worker mother. She dropped out of college at age 17 to pursue acting at Liverpool's Everyman's Theater. After a 1984 production of "The Blitz Show", she won admission to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her film debut was as an elegant black prostitute in Mona ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2014 Mob Handed
The Cabinet Minister
 2012/II Friday (Short)
Mother
 2011 Coming Up (TV Series)
Yolanda
- Hooked (2011) ... Yolanda
 2008 Fitzmary 3 (Short)
Linda
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Reverend Grace Sumner
- What the World Needs Now (2008) ... Reverend Grace Sumner
 2007 Liverpool Nativity (TV Movie)
Herodia
 2007 Forgiven (TV Movie)
Therapist
 2007 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Andrea Hayworth
- Episode #1.4755 (2007) ... Andrea Hayworth
 2005-2007 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Miss Gale / Mrs. Gale / Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.20 (2007) ... Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.19 (2007) ... Miss Gale
- Episode #30.18 (2007) ... Mrs. Gale
- Episode #30.16 (2007) ... Miss Gale
- Episode #30.13 (2007) ... Mrs. Gale
 2007 Bonkers (TV Series)
D.I. Short
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... D.I. Short
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... D.I. Short
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... D.I. Short
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... D.I. Short
 2007 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Dr Patterson
- Old School Ties (2007) ... Dr Patterson
 2000-2005 The Bill (TV Series)
Elspeth Wilkins - Barrister / Sonya Kibanga
- 339 (2005) ... Elspeth Wilkins - Barrister
- 338 (2005) ... Elspeth Wilkins - Barrister
- Beyond Conviction (2000) ... Sonya Kibanga
 2005 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (TV Series)
Val Purser
- Episode #2.2 (2005) ... Val Purser
 2004 A Thing Called Love (TV Series)
Theresa Staple
- The Lost Child (2004) ... Theresa Staple
 2004 Holby City (TV Series)
Susan Green
- All the King's Men (2004) ... Susan Green
 2001 Night & Day (TV Series)
Rev. Stephanie MacKenzie (2002-2003)
 2001 Perfect (TV Movie)
Marie
 2000 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Stella
- Episode #2.7 (2000) ... Stella
 1999 Hope and Glory (TV Series)
Diane Garrett
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Diane Garrett
 1997 Gold (TV Series)
Carol Johnson
 1995 Hidden Empire: A Son of Africa (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1995 Harry (TV Series)
Jenny Wilson
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Jenny Wilson
 1994 Body (Short)
The woman
 1993 Remember (TV Movie)
Patty
 1993 Medics (TV Series)
Lucy Wyatt
- Episode #3.4 (1993) ... Lucy Wyatt
 1993 Runaway Bay (TV Series)
Philippa Devine
- Heartbreak Hotel (1993) ... Philippa Devine
 1992 Angels (TV Movie)
Frances
 1987-1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jerene Parks / Celia
- The Lost Language of Cranes (1992) ... Jerene Parks
- On the Palm (1987) ... Celia
 1992 The Golden Years (TV Movie)
Marina
 1991 Turbulence
Melissa
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series)
Jerene Parks
- The Lost Language of Cranes (1991) ... Jerene Parks
 1991 The Lost Language of Cranes (TV Movie)
Jerene Parks
 1991 The Play on One (TV Series)
Julie
- Out of the Blue (1991) ... Julie
 1990 TECX (TV Series)
Serena
- Getting Personnel (1990) ... Serena
 1990 Chancer (TV Series)
Alex Crane
- History (1990) ... Alex Crane
 1989 Rules of Engagement (TV Mini-Series)
Annie McPhee
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Annie McPhee
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Annie McPhee
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Annie McPhee
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Annie McPhee
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Annie McPhee
 1988 Business as Usual
Josie Patterson
 1986 Mona Lisa
Simone
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
- Popsi (1986)
 1984 Scully (TV Series)
Joanna
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She acted in the New Shakespeare Company production of William Shakespeare's plays, "The Taming of the Shrew," and "Romeo & Juliet," at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Geordie Johnson, Clive Carter, Guy Burgess, Catherine Terry, Ian Talbot, Zubin Varla, Rebecca Callard, Rupert Wickham, Connor Byrne, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Son Jack Joseph born in June 1988 with husband Craig Charles. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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