Catherine Wilkin

Catherine Wilkin (born October 1950) is a New Zealand actor who has worked in New Zealand and Australia.

Catherine Wilkin
BornOctober 1950 (age 70)
New Zealand
Years active1977 – present
Spouse(s)Peter McCauley (? - present)


Wilkin has acted in many Australian television shows, with a mix of guest and multi-episode recurring roles.

She played the recurring role lawyer Kate McGrath in Cop Shop in 1981. Her then-partner, Bill Stalker, was at that time a regular in the series.[1] In 1983 she played Janice Young in Prisoner. Other roles include Paulyne Grey in Rafferty's Rules, Katherine Jensen in Embassy, Sally Downie in Blue Heelers and Liz Ryan in McLeod's Daughters. Wilkin also starred in the Saddle Club as the well-loved Mrs. Reg, the mother of the owner of the stable, in 2001.

Theatre performances include Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde in 2010 for Auckland Theatre Company. In 2012 she played Linda in the Peach Theatre Company production of Death of a Salesman.

Personal lifeEdit

She was injured in the November 1981 motorcycle accident that killed her then-partner, actor Bill Stalker.[2][3][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Brilliant Lies Marion Lee
Year Title Role Notes
1977 Cop Shop Kate McGrath TV series
1979 Close to Home Anne 1 episode
1979 Skyways Hanna Clayton Episode: "Hard Case Hanna"
1983 Prisoner Janice Young 9 episodes
1984 Children of the Dog Star Helen Elliott TV miniseries
1984 The Keepers Aggie French TV series
1985 The Flying Doctors Pamela Stoneham TV miniseries
1985 A Fortunate Life May Prang Episode: "Journey"
1985-88 Rafferty's Rules Paulyne Grey TV series
1986 The Great Bookie Robbery Carol Power TV miniseries
1987 The Flying Doctors Jessie Logan Episode: "No Quarter Asked"
1989 This Man... This Woman Marion Clarke TV miniseries
1989 The Magistrate Claire Boyd TV movie
1989 Grim Pickings Kate TV miniseries
1991 Shark in the Park Catherine Pierce 5 episodes
1992 Embassy Ambassador Katherine Jenson TV series
1993 Snowy Molly Logan 13 episodes
1995 Swimming Lessons Margaret Sadler TV movie
1997 Ocean Girl Madame President 3 episodes
1997 Duggan Lynette Bridges Episode: "Death in Paradise"
1997-1999 Blue Heelers Sally Downie 5 episodes
1998 Duggan Lynette Bridges Episode: "Sins of the Fathers"
1998 Halifax f.p: Afraid of the Dark Marion Walters TV movie
1998 The Chosen Andrea Gordon TV movie
1998 State Coroner Olwen Parsons Episode: "Sunday in the Country"
1999 The Lost World Adama Episode: "Nectar"
2001-2003 The Saddle Club Elizabeth Regnery 49 episodes
2001-2003 McLeod's Daughters Liz Ryan 25 episodes
2002 The Lost World Jessie Challenger Episode: "The Elixir"
2006 McLeod's Daughters Liz Ryan Episode: "The Legend of Harry Ryan"
2006 Leo's Pride Dame Sister Mary Leo
2007 Outrageous Fortune Sonya Episode: "The Secret Parts of Fortune"
2011 Tangiwai Emma Blair TV movie


  1. ^ Fawcett, Tony. "Fanelli’s Leaving Cop Shop." TV Week. 3 October 1981, page 5.
  2. ^ "Actor with film hopes is killed". The Age, 30 November 1981, p. 5
  3. ^ "TV actor's death accidental, SM rules". The Age, 18 March 1982, p. 21
  4. ^ Robertson, Fred. "The Gentle Side to Big Bill." TV Week. 12 December 1981, page 37.

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