Kathryn Drysdale (born 1 December 1981) is an English actress known for her role as Grace Shelley in The West End show The Ruling Class opposite James McAvoy, as Taylor in the film St Trinian's, Rhoda Swartz in Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, and Louise Brooks in the BBC comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until her departure from the show in 2009. She has also starred in the fourth series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm and as Brownwell in William Boyd's award-winning Any Human Heart opposite Jim Broadbent. She previously worked with Broadbent on Mira Nair's feature adaptation of William Thackeray's Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon. She played the role of mixed-race heiress Rhoda Swartz. She is also known for her role as Lizzie in the drama series Tripping Over by Mike Bullen. She appeared in Doctor Who as Bliss in the episode "Love & Monsters". She currently plays Meghan Markle in series 2 and 3 of The Windsors.
|Born||1 December 1981 (age 38)|
|Education||Central School of Speech and Drama|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
On stage she has appeared for The Donmar Warehouse , Royal Court and Royal Shakespeare Company in roles included Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lady Katharine in Love's Labour's Lost opposite David Tennant. She voices the lead character of Bounce in the CBBC animation series Bottersnikes and Gumbles.
In 2009 she appeared in Suddenlossofdignity.com at the Bush Theatre and on tour.
Drysdale is a regular inspirational speaker at the London contemporary arts academy, 'Acting etc.'
Drysdale lives in London.
|People Like Us||Shoe Shop Assistant|
|Holby City||Gaby Burton|
|2000||Trial & Retribution IV||Pregnant Girl|
|2001–2009||Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps||Louise Brooks|
|2001||Swivel on the Tip||Pippi Langstrumpf|
|Mersey Beat||Mel Turner|
|2004||Vanity Fair||Rhoda Swartz|
|2005||Zemanovaload [pl]||Travel Agent|
|2006||Doctor Who||Bliss (episode "Love & Monsters")|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Brownwell|
|In Between the Waves||Sam|
|2013||One Chance||Stage Hand|
|2014||Death in Paradise||Simone Magon (S3 Ep4 "Ye of Little Faith")|
|2015||Horrible Histories||Cleopatra (episode "Crafty Cleopatra")|
|Bottersnikes and Gumbles||Bounce and Merri|
|2016||Zapped||Lorelei (episode "Mr Charisma")|
|2017||Thunderbirds Are Go||Kate|
|Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!||Jemima "JJ" Jones|
|2017–||The Windsors||Meghan Markle|
|2018||Plebs||Cleo (episode "The Bath House")|
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- "Kathryn Drysdale's struggles with voice on Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps". Female First. 28 April 2016.
The 35—year-old actress
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