Kate Elizabeth Cameron Maberly (born 14 March 1982) is an English actress, director, writer, producer, and musician. She has appeared in film, television, radio and theatre.
|Birth name||Kate Elizabeth Cameron Maberly|
|Born||14 March 1982|
Reigate, Surrey, England
|Occupation(s)||Actor, writer, director, musician|
Maberly was born in Reigate, Surrey, England. She is the daughter of a lawyer and one of five children; her older sister Polly is also an actress. She has two older brothers, Thomas and Guy, and one younger brother, Jack. Maberly attended Dunottar School, Reigate where she skipped ahead a year and graduated early with A-levels in Maths, Chemistry, History and Music.
Maberly began swimming competitively at the age of 5 and was a county champion swimmer up to the age of 16. At 7 years old she completed the BT National Swimathon (as the youngest individual to complete the event at the time) which she did to raise money for St Piers Lingfield (Now "Young Epilepsy"), a school to help children with Epilepsy.
She represented her county in tennis from the age of 12, and from 2004-2010 she played for the Royal Parks tennis leagues in London.
Maberly started playing the piano at the age of 6, and at 14 travelled to Venice, Italy, with the Dunottar Chamber Ensemble to perform as the solo pianist, in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 23 (K488). She achieved grade 8 in both Piano and Cello in school and went on to study at London's Trinity College of Music graduating in 2004 with a joint honours degree in piano and cello performance. She also composes music and sings jazz and has sung at London jazz venue Pizza on the Park.
Maberly's breakthrough role came in 1993 when she starred as Mary Lennox in the feature film The Secret Garden. Directed by Agnieszka Holland, the film achieved international acclaim and has gone on to become a family classic. This internationally acclaimed performance paved the way for several subsequent lead roles, including; Dinah Bellman in The Langoliers, alongside David Morse and Patricia Wettig, Glumdalclitch in Gulliver's Travels, with Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Peter O'Toole and Kristen Scott Thomas, Ira in Friendship's Field, and Vanessa in Mothertime.
Back in the UK Maberly continued to work on various high caliber Period Dramas for the BBC, including; the Bafta-winning "Anglo-Saxon-Attitudes" with Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig; the Bafta / Golden Globe-winning "The Last of the Blond Bombshells" with Dame Judi Dench and Ian Holm; the Emmy-winning "Victoria & Albert", the Bafta-winning "Daniel Deronda" directed by Tom Hooper, and the enchanting Hollywood blockbuster "Finding Neverland", with Johnny Depp and Dustin Hoffman. She took to the stage as Juliet in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", and then as 'Mathilde' in Christopher Hampton's "Total Eclipse" at the Royal Court Theatre in London, alongside Ben Whishaw and Matthew Macfadyen.
Since graduating, Maberly has appeared in the feature films Like Minds, with Eddie Redmayne and Toni Collette, Popcorn, Rites of Passage, with Christian Slater and Wes Bentley, Standing Up, with Val Kilmer and Rhada Mitchell, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, and Boogeyman 3. She also starred in the hit HULU/FX show The Booth at the End alongside Xander Berkley.
In addition to her work on screen Maberly has performed voice-overs for Ordynek, Bringing the Pride of Poland to Texas in 2000 and for The Braniff Pages in 2001. She has completed several radio works for BBC Radio 4, including The Dorabella Variation, A Certain Smile, and National Velvet. Maberly's narration of the audiobook Catherine Called Birdy, written by Karen Cushman, received an Audie Award in 1995.
In 2007 Maberly teamed up with a London area music producer to record several of her own songs for a new mini album. Maberly demonstrated her musical abilities by playing the piano in the 1995 BBC drama Mothertime and playing the cello in the 2004 short film The Audition. She also produced and directed a music video for the Danish rock band Blooq a.k.a. Triggerbox.
In 2015, Maberly wrote, directed, and produced a short film, Charlie's Supersonic Glider, which opened the Hollywood Film Festival. With producing partner Doug Liman, Maberly is writing, producing, and directing The Forest of Hands and Teeth, adapted from the best-selling Young Adult series by Carrie Ryan.
|1993||The Secret Garden||Yes||Mary Lennox|
|1998||Mysteries of Egypt||Yes||Granddaughter||Short film (IMAX)|
|1999||Gooseberries Don't Dance||Yes||Short film|
|2004||The Audition||Yes||Lucy Carrington||Short film|
|2004||Finding Neverland||Yes||Wendy Darling|
|2006||Like Minds||Yes||Susan Mueller|
|2011||In the Eyes||Yes||Jessica||Short film|
|2012||Rites of Passage||Yes||Dani|
|2012||The Ghastly Love of Johnny X||Yes||Dandi Conners|
|2013||Standing Up||Yes||Margo Cutter|
|2015||Charlie's Supersonic Glider||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2021||The Forest of Hands and Teeth||Yes||Yes||Yes||Pre-Production|
|1992||Anglo Saxon Attitudes||Young Kay||TV miniseries|
|1995||The Langoliers||Dinah Bellman||TV miniseries|
|1996||Gulliver's Travels||Glumdalclitch||TV miniseries|
|1997||Gobble||Pippa Worsfold||TV film|
|2000||The Last of the Blonde Bombshells||Young Madeleine||TV film|
|2001||Victoria & Albert||Princess Alice||TV film|
|2001||Midsomer Murders||Holly Reid||"Dark Autumn"|
|2002||A Touch of Frost||Melanie Monkton||"Mistaken Identity: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2002||Daniel Deronda||Kate Meyrick||TV miniseries|
|2010||The Booth at the End||Jenny||Recurring role|
|1993||The Secret Garden
||Mistress Mary Quite Contrary (unlisted)||Andrew Knott|
|2012||The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
||21. "Here We Go"||Will Keenan, De Anna Joy Brooks, Reggie Bannister, Heather R. Provost (as Heather Provost), Les Williams, Sara Grigsby, Rebecca Burchett, Morris Everett, David Slaughter|
- Article Factory Magazine (USA) April 2007, Iss. Spring, pg. 54–62, "British Young Guns"
- Pictorial Factory Magazine (USA) April 2007, Iss. Spring, pg. 54–64, "British Young Guns"
- Variety Magazine (USA) February 2017, Iss. Winter "10 Brits to Watch in 2017"
Maberly has won two professional awards:
- Seymour, Jenny (24 November 2015). "Reigate Woman Set to Direct Hollywood Zombie Movie". Surrey Mirror. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015.
- "Our History". SwimathonFoundation.org. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "About Us". YoungEpilepsy.org.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "Fond Farewells to Founder of Dunottar Chamber Ensemble, who retires after 27 Years". DunottarSchool.com. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "In praise of… Pizza on the Park". The Guardian. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "Kate Maberly". TV Guide.
- "Charlie's Supersonic Glider". HollywoodFilmFestival.com. Archived from the original on 30 July 2017.
- Busch, Anita (22 September 2015). "Kate Maberly Adapting, Directing 'The Forest Of Hands And Teeth' With 'Game Of Thrones' Actress Attached". Deadline.
- "10 Brits to Watch in 2017". Variety. 7 February 2017.