Kate Ashfield (born 28 May 1972) is a British actress, best known for her award-winning roles as Jody in the Anglo-German film , as Sadie MacGregor in the British film Late Night Shopping and as Liz in the 2004 film This Little Life . Shaun of the Dead Biography [edit ]
Ashfield was born in
Birmingham, England. She was educated at the King Edward VI Camp Hill, in Birmingham, and was one of the first girls to join the sixth form of King Edward VI Five Ways.
Ashfield appeared in
and was involved in a number of local youth theatre groups. She trained at As You Like It Rose Bruford College. Career [edit ]
She has since appeared in many films, television and theatre productions. Her first film role came in 1994 as Ella in
John Wells' film Princess Caraboo.
One of Ashfield's first stage appearances was in the 1995
Royal Court Theatre production of by Blasted Sarah Kane and in 1996 controversially appeared topless in Mark Ravenhill's . Shopping and Fucking She has since performed in numerous plays associated with the [1 ] In-yer-face theatre movement, and was invited to speak on the subject at the University of the West of England's 2002 In-Yer-Face?: British Drama in the 1990s conference. [2 ]
In 2009 she appeared in a short film "War School", raising awareness on the use of child soldiers. The film won the CTRL.ALT.SHIFT film competition, where the public were able to 'Take action' and buy a football, in which all proceeds went to the
Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers.
She has featured in
and The Diary of Anne Frank , and will next work on the thriller Collision Hush.
In April 2011, she appeared as the then
Manchester United club secretary Alma George in the BBC TV drama , which was centred on the United Munich air disaster in 1958. [3 ] Filmography [edit ] (2013) Nymphomaniac (2012, TV series) - Jools Gates Line of Duty (2011) - Cynthia 7 Lives (2011, TV series) - Hilary Newell New Tricks (2011, TV drama) - Chief Inspector Rebecca Woods Silent Witness (2011, TV drama) - Alma George United (2011) - Giulia Late Bloomers (2010, TV adaptation of Agatha Christie novel Agatha Christie's Poirot ) - Muriel Wills Three Act Tragedy (2009, five part ITV drama) - Ann Stallwood Collision (2009, five-part BBC drama) - The Diary of Anne Frank Miep Gies (2008 three-part ITV drama) - Natasha The Children (2008, TV series) - Anita Merchant Never Better (2007) - Rhiannon The Baker (2007, TV series) - Kelly Talk to Me (2006, TV) - Ottilie/Kate Random Quest (2006) - Suicidal Lady Leave Before the Lights Come On Video - Arctic Monkeys (2006, TV) - Ellen Tsunami: The Aftermath (2005, TV - released as The Best Man Unhitched on US DVD) - Becka (2005, TV) - Miranda Secret Smile (2004) - Eve Evans Fakers (2004) - Jenny Spivs (2004) - Liz Shaun of the Dead (2003) - Kat Beyond Borders (2003) - Nancy Pollyanna Collusion (2003) - Sally Waterville (2003, TV) - Rachel Killing Hitler (2003, TV) - Sadie MacGregor This Little Life (2003, TV) - Susie The Trouble with Men and Women (2002) - Helen Pure (2002, miniseries) - Dounia Crime and Punishment (2001) - Jody Late Night Shopping Do or Die (2001, miniseries) - Samantha The Low Down (2000) - Ruby (2000, TV) - Kay Storm Damage (1999) - Ms Hardy Guest House Paradiso (1999) The War Zone (1999, TV series) - Primrose (Series 1/2 only) Watership Down (TV series) Sweetnight Goodheart (2001) - Juliet Please! TV Series (1999) - Molly (Love Is) A Many Splintered Thing (1998, TV series) - Elly Jackson (1998, stage) - Alice Closer (1997, stage) - Marie Woyzeck (1996, stage) - Lulu Shopping and Fucking (1995, stage) - Cate Blasted Awards [edit ] References [edit ] Perry, Emma. "Kate Ashfield". Film in Context. thecontext.com. Accessed June 8, 2008. (Online biography.) ^ "Kate Ashfield: Driven to the edge". The Independent. 2003-03-18 . Retrieved 2009-11-30. ^ Aleks Sierz, Report on the ‘In-Yer-Face? British Drama in the 1990s’ conference at the University of the West of England, Bristol, 6–7 September 2002, in New Theatre Quarterly, Volume 19 / Issue 01 / February 2003, pp 90-91. ^ at the United Internet Movie Database External links [edit ]