Cathy Tyson


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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 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2022 Lilian (Short)
Lilian Bader
 2020-2022 JoJo & Gran Gran (TV Series)
Gran Gran
- It's Time to Make Ice Lollies (2022) ... Gran Gran
- It's Time to Run a Marathon (2022) ... Gran Gran
- It's Time to Build a Bug Hotel (2022) ... Gran Gran
- It's Time to Discover Somewhere New (2022) ... Gran Gran
- It's Time to Press a Flower (2022) ... Gran Gran
 2022 Radioman (Podcast Series)
Connie Vincent-Jones
- Witnessess and Judges (2022) ... Connie Vincent-Jones
- High Tide (2022) ... Connie Vincent-Jones
- Mirror Neurons and Temporal Lobes (2022) ... Connie Vincent-Jones
- White Smoke and Slow Horses (2022) ... Connie Vincent-Jones
- Go Home (2022) ... Connie Vincent-Jones
 2021 The Canterville Ghost (TV Series)
Masilda Lovell
- Spring (2021) ... Masilda Lovell
 2020-2021 The Sandman (Podcast Series short)
Hecateae Crone / Storyteller
- Season of Mists - Prologue (2021) ... Hecateae Crone (voice)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2020) ... Hecateae Crone / Storyteller (voice)
- Façade (2020) ... Hecateae Crone / Storyteller (voice)
- A Dream of a Thousand Cats (2020) ... Hecateae Crone / Storyteller (voice)
- Calliope (2020) ... Hecateae Crone / Storyteller (voice)
 2021 Help (TV Movie)
Polly
 2021 Wolfe (TV Series)
Fay
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Fay
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Fay
 2021 Whitstable Pearl (TV Series)
Tina Rowe
- The Man on the Blue Plaque (2021) ... Tina Rowe
- The Free Waters (2021) ... Tina Rowe
 2021 McDonald & Dodds (TV Series)
Jackie Somner
- The Man Who Wasn't There (2021) ... Jackie Somner
 2020 The Loss Adjuster
Gilda
 2020 Watch Dogs: Legion (Video Game)
Connie Robinson (voice)
 2018/II The Fight
Viv Best
 2018/I Two Graves
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
 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 and Glory (TV Series)
Diane Garrett
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Diane Garrett
 1995-1997 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Carol Johnson
- Tainted Love - Part 2 (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- Tainted Love - Part 1 (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- The Catch - Part 2 (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- The Catch - Part 1 (1997) ... Carol Johnson
- She's Back - Part 2 (1997) ... Carol Johnson
 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 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 The Golden Years (TV Movie)
Marina
 1992 Angels (TV Movie)
Frances
 1992 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Princess Watch: Part 2 (1992) ... Storyteller
- The Princess Watch: Part 1 (1992) ... Storyteller
- Still Wet (1992) ... Storyteller
- Seeing Off Uncle Jack: Part 2 (1992) ... Storyteller
- Seeing Off Uncle Jack: Part 1 (1992) ... Storyteller
 1991 The Lost Language of Cranes
Jerene Parks
 1991 The Play on One (TV Series)
Julie
- Out of the Blue (1991) ... Julie
 1991 Turbulence
Melissa
 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 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
- Popsi (1986)
 1986 Mona Lisa
Simone
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: The Merchant of Venice - UK tour. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Craig Charles  (divorced)  (1 child)
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Trivia:

Her theatre credits include leading roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, Talawa and Theatr Clwyd. In 1998 she played an exotic Cleopatra in an acclaimed production of "Antony and Cleopatra" at the English Shakespeare Company. See more »

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