Cathy Sara

About the Speaker
  • Profession

Cathy’s TV roles include Mrs Drake in Downton Abbey (Series 1 & 2), Mrs Mulligan in Breathless and Ann Harper in The Crash. Her first film role was in the Oscar-winning Topsy Turvy, directed by Mike Leigh. She was Mrs Jerome in The Woman In Black with Daniel Radcliffe, and plays Jenny Thomas in a new film, Silver Birches (release TBC).

Her theatre work has included playing Shakespeare’s heroines at the Hackney Empire and with Ayckbourn in Scarborough, new plays at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Stiffy Byng in the original cast of By Jeeves, The Musical (by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn) in London’s West End.

Since winning the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award, Cathy has been involved in hundreds of radio productions. Her roles include Lucy Honeychurch in Room with a View, Lauren Walsh in The Archers, recently alongside Michael Palin in The Weekend and on-going as Phillida Trant in Rumpole of The Bailey. Cathy first had the pleasure of working with Philip Glassborow on Radio Theatre’s The Secret Garden and Silas Marner.