Kacey Ainsworth (born 19 October 1968) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Little Mo in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2014, she began appearing in ITV drama Grantchester as Cathy Keating.
|Born||19 October 1968|
Ware, Hertfordshire, England.
Ainsworth has also appeared in other television series such as ITV police drama The Bill and detective serial A Touch of Frost. She also starred in Famous and Fearless on Channel 4. In February 2007, Ainsworth appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon as a tabloid editor. From 2007 to 2008, she appeared in BBC drama HolbyBlue as Inspector Jenny Black.
On 29 March 2014, Ainsworth appeared in Casualty as DS Annie Reardon. Later that year, she began appearing in ITV detective drama Grantchester, as Cathy Keating. In 2017, she portrayed the role of Miss Gullet in CBBC sitcom The Worst Witch.
In 2019 she gave, according to Michael Billington of The Guardian, an "outstanding performance" as Mrs. Lovett in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre.
- Practice (1995) – Julia
- A Touch of Frost (1996) – Carole Nash
- Where the Heart Is (1997) – Tracey
- The Bill (1997) – Jessica Sheritan
- Topsy-Turvy (1999) – Miss Dorothea Fitzherbert
- EastEnders (2000–2006) – Maureen 'Little Mo' Mitchell (née Slater)
- Girl from Rio (2001) – Sales Assistant
- Hotel Babylon (2007) – Maria Henson
- HolbyBlue (2007–2008) – Inspector Jenny Black
- Rock & Chips (2010) – Edna
- MI High (2011) – Margaret Fontana
- Tracy Beaker Returns (2011) – Xanthe
- Midsomer Murders (2011) – Nikki Rowntree (episode: Echos of the dead)
- Casualty (2014) – DS Annie Reardon
- Doctors (2014) – Ruby Slade
- Grantchester (2014–present) – Cathy Keating
- Call the Midwife (2014) – Nancy
- Agatha Raisin (2016) - Francie Juddle
- The Worst Witch 2017 (TV Series)- Miss Gullet- (2017)
- Loose Women (2017–2018) – Herself - guest panellist (3 episodes)
- Lynn + Lucy (2019) - Caroline
- Moving On (2020) – Vicky
- "EastEnders' Kacey Ainsworth says she thinks Strictly Come Dancing can damage stars' careers". HELLO!. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "Kacey Ainsworth – TriForce Short Film Festival". Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "Casualty's soap star super collision!". What's on TV. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- Billington, Michael (16 April 2019). "Sweeney Todd review – raging underdog adds politics to the pies". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 April 2019.