Caroline Catz (née Caplan) is an English film, television, narrator, theatre, and radio actress, best known for her role as Louisa Glasson in Doc Martin since 2004. Her other roles have included Detective Inspector Kate Ashurst in Murder in Suburbia, Detective Inspector Helen Morton in DCI Banks, and PC Cheryl Hutchins in The Vice.
|Occupation||Actress and narrator|
|Television||The Vice (TV Series) (1999–2003) |
Doc Martin (2004–)
DCI Banks (2012–2016)
I Want My Wife Back (2016)
Early life and educationEdit
Catz began acting in the early 1990s, initially playing minor roles. On registering with Equity, she discovered that an actress with the name Caroline Caplan was already registered, so she had to choose a different professional name.
Television and cinemaEdit
She played opposite Michael Kitchen in a TV movie, The Guilty in June 1992. In 1994 she took a lead role in the BBC's All Quiet on the Preston Front, which ran for three series. She followed this with a spell in The Bill as Rosie Fox, during which she met Michael Higgs, who later became her husband. Her part in The Bill was the first of four long-term roles in which she played police officers; in The Vice she was a PC, in Murder in Suburbia and DCI Banks she was a Detective Inspector.
Catz has continued to appear in one-off roles, including In Denial of Murder, in which she played real-life murder victim Wendy Sewell, and in an episode of Hotel Babylon. She also appeared in a two-part episode of Single Handed, entitled The Stolen Child, as Dr Maggie Hunter. Originally shown in Ireland in January 2008, the episode was broadcast by ITV on 9 August 2009.
In 2014, Catz directed the documentary titled A Message to the World...Whatever Happened to Jesse Hector? Also in 2014, she narrated the BBC's television documentary Ebola – The Search for a Cure.
In 2017, Catz wrote, directed, and starred in a short documentary, Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes, (2017) that was screened at the BFI London Film Festival. She expanded it into a feature-length film that debuted in October 2020.
In November 2008 she played Anna, the puppet maker, in the stage production On Emotion. She has previously appeared in the West End in the Out of Joint/Royal Court Theatre production of Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. In 2012 she played Marlene in Caryl Churchill's play Top Girls directed by Max Stafford-Clark. In 2018, Catz played Susan in Curtains at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
|1992||The Guilty||Nicky Lennon|
|1994–1997||All Quiet on the Preston Front||Dawn Lomax|
|1998–2000||The Bill||Rosie Fox|
|1999–2003||The Vice||PC Cheryl Hutchins|
|2004||In Denial of Murder||Wendy Sewell|
|2004–2005||Murder in Suburbia||DI Kate "Ash" Ashurst|
|2004–2019||Doc Martin||Louisa Glasson||9 series|
|2008/2009||Single Handed||Dr Maggie Hunter|
|2010||Agatha Christie's Marple||Hazel||"The Blue Geranium"|
|2012–2016||DCI Banks||DI Helen Morton||5 series|
|2014||A Message to the World...Whatever Happened to Jesse Hector?—||Director|
|Ebola – The Search for a Cure||Narrator|
|2016||I Want My Wife Back||Bex||1 series|
|2018||Britain's Biggest Warship||Narrator|
|2020||McDonald & Dodds||Alison Speirs||Series 1, 1 episode|
|Cuba: Castro vs the World||Narrator|
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- "ITV axes DCI Banks after five series". 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- ""Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes"". DeliaDerbyshireDay.com. Retrieved 9 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes". imdb.com. Retrieved 9 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Britain's Biggest Warship". BBC. BBC. Retrieved 4 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "BBC - Languages - French - Déjà Vu - One Play. Two Audiences". www.bbc.co.uk.
- On Emotion at Soho Theatre The Telegraph, 18 November 2008
- Treneman, Ann (1 March 2018). "Life is too short for this euthanasia black comedy". The Times (72471). p. 27. ISSN 0140-0460.
- "DCI Banks star Caroline Catz: 'Juggling work and family life is difficult'". Daily and Sunday Express. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Dramatisation of Bakewell cemetery murder filming for BBC ONE". BBC Press Office. BBC. 29 August 2003. Retrieved 17 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)