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Cathy Tyson


Cathy Tyson's father is a barrister from Trinidad and her mother is an English social worker. 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 prostitute in Mona Lisa (1986). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa Simone
(1986)
The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Serpent and the Rainbow Marielle Duchamp
(1988)
Priest
Priest Maria Kerrigan
(1994)

Filmography

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 2018 Two Graves (completed)
Margaret
 2018/I Together
Linda Burns
 2017 Prawn (Short)
Patience
 2017 The Marker
Maura
 2008-2017 Doctors (TV Series)
Josie Frears / Reverend Grace Sumner
- Intervention (2017) ... Josie Frears
- What the World Needs Now (2008) ... Reverend Grace Sumner
 2016 ChickLit
Diana
 2016 Mob Handed
The Cabinet Minister
 2016 Casualty (TV Series)
Cider Anne
- Tangled Webs We Weave (2016) ... Cider Anne
 2012/II Friday (Short)
Mother
 2011 Coming Up (TV Series)
Yolanda
- Hooked (2011) ... Yolanda
 2008 Fitzmary 3 (Short)
Linda
 2007 Liverpool Nativity (TV Movie)
Herodia
 2007 Forgiven (TV Movie)
Therapist
 2007 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Andrea Hayworth
- Episode #1.4755 (2007) ... Andrea Hayworth
 2005-2007 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.20 (2007) ... Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.19 (2007) ... Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.18 (2007) ... Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.16 (2007) ... Miss Gayle
- Episode #30.13 (2007) ... Miss Gayle
 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: Without Force (2005) ... Elspeth Wilkins, Barrister
- 338: Trial Basis (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
 2002-2003 Night & Day (TV Series)
Steph McKenzie
- Final Hours, Final Revelations (2003) ... Steph McKenzie
- The Secret's Out (2003) ... Steph McKenzie
- The Monster's Haunting (2003) ... Steph McKenzie
- An Open Marriage (2003) ... Steph McKenzie
- Steph's Fire (2003) ... Steph McKenzie
 2001 Perfect (TV Movie)
Marie
 2001 The Fear (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Unknown Chef (2001) ... Storyteller
 2000 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Stella Gregson
- Episode #2.11 (2000) ... Stella Gregson
- Episode #2.10 (2000) ... Stella Gregson
- Episode #2.8 (2000) ... Stella Gregson
- Episode #2.7 (2000) ... Stella Gregson
- Episode #2.6 (2000) ... Stella Gregson
 1999 Hope & Glory (TV Series)
Diane Garrett
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Diane Garrett
 1997 Gold (TV Series)
Carol Johnson
- Tainted Love: Part Two (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- Tainted Love: Part One (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- The Catch: Part Two (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- The Catch: Part One (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- She's Back: Part Two (1997) ... Carol Johnson
 1995-1996 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Carol Johnson
- Release (1996) ... Carol Johnson
- Love (1996) ... Carol Johnson
- Hurt (1996) ... Carol Johnson
- Betrayal (1996) ... Carol Johnson
- Kiss (1996) ... 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
 1994 Priest
Maria Kerrigan
 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
 1992 The Golden Years (TV Movie)
Marina
 1991 Turbulence
Melissa
 1991 The Lost Language of Cranes
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
 1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
Marielle Duchamp
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Celia
- On the Palm (1987) ... Celia
 1986 Mona Lisa
Simone
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
- Popsi (1986)
 1984 Scully (TV Mini-Series)
Joanna
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... Joanna
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Joanna
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Joanna
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Joanna
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Joanna
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Other Works:

She acted in the New Shakespeare Company production of Richard Rodgers and Moss Hart's musical adaptation of Mark Twain's novel, "A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court" at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Geordie Johnson, Clive Carter, Guy Burgess, Catherine Terry, Ian Talbot, Zubin Varla, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

Son Jack Joseph born in June 1988 with husband Craig Charles. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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