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Kathy Rose has a B.A. Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and trained as an actor at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Kathy Rose played the title role in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at The Globe in London in 2016 and will next be seen in Baddies: the Musical by Nancy Harris (directed by Purni Morell) at The Unicorn Theatre.
Kathy Rose appeared as Cinderella in the critically acclaimed Baddies The Musical at The Unicorn Theatre, directed by Purni Morell. She recently played the role of Jan in Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce at The Gate Theatre. Other work at The Gate includes Little Women and Noel Coward’s Hay Fever directed by Patrick Mason (Gate Theatre/Spoleto Festival USA).
At The Abbey Theatre she played multiple comic roles in the highly-acclaimed musical Alice in Funderland. Further work at The Abbey Theatre includes The Plough and the Stars, The Passing and The Burial at Thebes.
She made her Irish theatre debut in Leaves directed by Garry Hynes for which she received an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Druid Theatre Company, The Royal Court). Kathy Rose’s stage work also includes Slattery’s Sago Saga (Dublin Theatre Festival, The Performance Corporation), Playing the title roles in both Wayne Jordan’s Ellamenope Jones: The Musical and The Fall of Herodias Hattigan (Randloph SD | The Company). She has worked twice with award-winning novelist Joseph O’Connor first on his play Handel’s Crossing (Fishamble: The New Play Company) and secondly playing Molly Allgood, the heroine of his novel, Ghost Light, at numerous events at both The Abbey Theatre and St Patrick’s Cathedral as part of Dublin’s “One City One Book” literary festival in 2011.
Further theatre work includes The Rep Experiment: Mr Kolpert and Platonov (Once Off Productions), Listening Out and What’s Their Life Got? directed by Lyndsey Turner (Theatre 503, The Latchmere), working with puppets for the first time on Paul Howard’s ANGLO: The Musical (directed by Michael Barker Caven), Captain Oates’ Left Sock (Finborough Theatre) directed by Russell Bolam and playing Cockney girl-next-door Lulu in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (Bristol Old Vic). Film and television credits include Wild (2013), The Whistleblower (RTÉ) and George Gently (BBC). Radio credits include Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes, The Pipes by John Kelly, The Disappeared and Doping Games (RTÉ).
In 2013 Kathy Rose was invited to speak at the first World Actors Forum alongside Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton. She was directed by Sir Richard Eyre in 2009, sharing the stage with Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, and Hugh Bonneville for a fundraising reading of The Cherry Moon in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society in London.
Kathy Rose will appear as the role of Hernanda in the feature film ‘Legend of Longwood’. Kathy Rose has recently finished filming a new ITV drama series “Chasing Shadows”.