Katherine Woodville (actress)

Katherine Woodville (born Catherine Woodville; 12 March 1938 – 5 June 2013)[2][1] was an English film and television actress. She changed her professional name to Kate Woodville in 1967 upon moving to the USA, where she would eventually become a life member of the Actors Studio.[3]

Katherine Woodville
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Woodville in Extreme Close-Up (1973)
Catherine Woodville[1]

(1938-03-12)12 March 1938
London, England
Died5 June 2013(2013-06-05) (aged 75)
Years active1955–1979
(m. 1965; div. 1969)

Jerrold Freedman
(m. 1970; div. 1975)

(m. 1979; died 2006)


Among her many film and television appearances, she was known for her appearances in Z-Cars, The Avengers, Danger Man, Mission: Impossible, It Takes a Thief, Mannix, The Rockford Files, Days of Our Lives and Eight Is Enough. In the original Star Trek series, she played Natira in the episode "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" (1968). She guest-starred as Nedra in Season 2 Episode 12 of Kung Fu (1974), entitled "The Gunman". She appeared in two episodes of the TV series The Saint, and in an episode of Gibbsville in 1976.

Personal lifeEdit

Woodville was married three times: first to Avengers star Patrick Macnee 1965-69, and then to Jerrold Freedman, an American film and television director and novelist.[4][5][6][7]

Her third marriage was to actor Edward Albert (son of Eddie Albert) from 1978 until his death in 2006. They had one child, a daughter, songwriter Thaïs "Tai" Carmen Albert.[8][9]


Woodville retired from acting in 1979. She died of cancer on 5 June 2013 at the age of 75. Her ashes were sprinkled off Malibu, California at Point Dume. She was survived by her daughter Thaïs.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1961 The Clue of the New Pin Jane Ardfern
1961 A Chance of Thunder Pam Marchant 5 episodes
1962 The Wild and the Willing Sarah Phillips
1963 The Informers Mary Johnnoe
1964 In Camera Estelle 1 episode
1965 Danger Man Janet Wells
1965 The Crooked Road Elena
1965 The Party's Over Nina
1965 The Brigand of Kandahar Elsa
1968 It Takes A Thief Janet Sanders Episode: One Illegal Angel
1968 Star Trek Natira Episode: For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky
1969 Fear No Evil Ingrid Dorne TV Movie
1969 Mannix Johanna Sault S2-Episode 11: A View Of Nowhere
1971 Mannix Vera S4-Episode 15: What Happened To Sunday
1972 Black Gunn Louella
1973 Extreme Close-Up Sally Norman
1974 Kung Fu Nedra Chamberlain S2 E12
1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker Dr. Helen Lynch Episode 13 "Primal Scream"
1975 Posse Mrs. Cooper
1977 The Rhinemann Exchange Mrs. Cameron 3 episodes, Uncredited


  1. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2014). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013. pp. 407–8. ISBN 978-0-786-47665-7.
  2. ^ "Katherine Woodville". British Academy of Film and Television. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
  4. ^ Christopher Reynolds (5 September 1991). "Writes of Passage : It Looks As If Director Jerry Freedman Has Another Hit: His Novel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Jerry Freedman: A Conversation ~ The MacGyver Project". Themacgyverproject.blogspot.com.au. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Writes of Passage: It Looks As If Director Jerry Freedman Has Another Hit: His Novel". Articles.latimes.com. 5 September 1991. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  7. ^ Katherine Woodville on IMDb
  8. ^ "Edward Albert, 55, Movie and TV Actor, Dies", The New York Times, 28 September 2006, retrieved 6 January 2017
  9. ^ Lentz III, Harris M. (2014), Obituaries in the Performing Arts, Lentz'sPerforming Arts Obituaries, 20, McFarland, ISBN 978-0786476657
  10. ^ "Star Trek Remembering TOS Guest Star Katherine Woodville, 1938-2013". Startrek.com. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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