Kate O'MARA

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1939-08-10
Education N/A
Books & Publications
Recreations walking, classical music, reading, home decorating
Clubs N/A
Style Ms Kate O'Mara
Career actress 1963-; fndr and dir The British Actors Theatre Co 1987-; patron: Thorndike Theatre Leatherhead, Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildford Sch of Acting, The Brewhouse Theatre Taunton; vice-pres The Royal Mail Charity - Mailshot; numerous TV and film appearances; >ir< seasons incl: The Flora Robson Playhouse 1963-64, The Shakespeare for Schools Co 1964, The New Theatre Bromley 1965, The Ashcroft Theatre Croydon 1965; credits incl: Jessica in The Merchant of Venice (Stockton-on-Tees) 1963, Lydia Languish in The Rivals (Welsh National Theatre Co) 1965-66, The Italian Girl (Wyndhams) 1968, The Spoils of Poynton (Mayfair) 1970, Love for Love (Watford) 1971, An Ideal Husband (Watford) 1971, Of Mice and Men (New Theatre Bromley) 1972, Suddenly At Home (Fortune) 1972-73, Elvira in Blithe Spirit (Bristol Old Vic) 1974, Sherlock's Last Case (Open Space Theatre) 1974, Hedda Gabler (Harrogate) 1976, Louka in Arms and The Man (Hong Kong Festival) 1976-77, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (Ludlow Festival) 1978, Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost (Thorndike) 1978, Cyrene in Rattle of A Simple Man (tour) 1978, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (Thorndike) 1979, Lena in Misalliance (Birmingham Rep) 1979, T S Eliot's The Elder Statesman (Birmingham Rep) 1979, The Crucifer of Blood (Haymarket London) 1979, Night and Day (post-London tour) 1980, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (New Shakespeare Co) 1981, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (New Shakespeare Co) 1982, Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Shakespeare Co) 1982, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (Nottingham Playhouse) 1982, Millamant in The Way of the World (Nottingham Playhouse) 1982, Duet for One (post-London tour and former Yugoslavia) 1982, Lady Macbeth in An Evening with the Macbeths (Mercury Colchester) 1983, The Merry Wives of Windsor (New Shakespeare Co) 1984, Light Up the Sky (Old Vic) 1985, Goneril in King Lear (Compass Theatre Co) 1987, Light Up the Sky (Globe) 1987, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (Jerash Festival Jordan) 1988, Berinthia in The Relapse (tour and Mermaid Theatre London) 1988-89, The Last Englishman (Orange Tree Richmond) 1990, Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 1990, Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate (RSC Remount tour) 1991, Lady Fanciful in The Provoked Wife (RNT Studio) 1992, Rosabel in Venus Oberved (Chichester Festival) 1992, Jacky Lane in King Lear In New York (Chichester Festival) 1992, Eve in Cain (Chichester Festival/Minerva Theatre) 1992, Mrs Cheveley in An Ideal Husband (Peter Hall Co) 1994, Kiss and Tell (author and actress, tour) 1994, Maria Wislake in On Approval (Peter Hall Co) 1994, premiere of Bernard Shaw's The Simpleton of The Unexpected Isles (Orange Tree Richmond) 1995, Rachel in My Cousin Rachel (tour and Vienna, nominated Best Actress Manchester Evening News Awards) 1996, Mrs Cheveley in An Ideal Husband (Haymarket Theatre Royal) 1997, Madame Alexandra in Colombe (Salisbury Playhouse) 1999, Gertrude Lawrence in Noel and Gertie (nat tour) 1999, Passport to Pimlico (nat tour) 2000, The Crime at Blossoms (dir and actress, Brewhouse Theatre Taunton) 2001, The Rape of the Belt (dir, Brewhouse Theatre Taunton) 2001, The Dresser (prodr, Brewhouse Theatre Taunton) 2001, Rachel Arbuthnot in A Woman of No Importance (nat tour) 2002, The Rivals (prodr and actress, nat tour) 2002, Mary Queen of Scots in Shadow in the Sun (author and dir, tour) 2003, Eloise de Kestournel in The Marquise (tour) 2003, Helen Irving in We Happy Few (Gielgud Theatre London) 2004, September Tide (nat tour) 2005, The Hollow (nat tour) 2007, Lunch with Marlene (New End Theatre Hampstead) 2008, An Ideal Husband (nat tour) 2008, Marlene Dietrich in Lunch with Marlene and Noel (nat tour and London) 2009; British Actors Theatre Co credits incl: Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (tour) 1987, Rosalind in As You Like It (tour) 1989, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (tour) 1989, Olivia in Twelfth Night (also director) 1996
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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