Kathryn Sarah Collins Jupe (born 12 December 1973), known professionally as Katy Cavanagh, is an English actress. She is known for portraying the role of Julie Carp in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2008 to 2015. She also had regular roles in BBC drama The Cops (1998–2001), and the ITV drama Bob & Rose (2001). In November 2017, she appeared in the feature-length comedy Murder on the Blackpool Express.
Kathryn Sarah Collins
12 December 1973
|Children||3; including Noah Jupe|
Cavanagh was born in North Shields, Northumberland, the daughter of Anne, a drama teacher, and Geoff, a headmaster. She grew up in Bolton, Lancashire. She was educated at Canon Slade School and trained at RADA and National Youth Theatre.
Cavanagh has appeared regularly on British television since 1997. She had a regular role as Mel in the award-winning seriesThe Cops from 1998 to 2001. In 2004, she had a regular role as Sergeant Dawn "Spike" Milligan in the television series Dalziel and Pascoe. In 2006, she appeared in an episode of the Channel 4 drama Shameless as Shirley Lawson. In 2008, she joined the ITV soap opera Coronation Street as Julie Carp.
Cavanagh appeared in a stage adaptation of the serial, entitled Coronation Street: Street of Dreams in May 2012. Cavanagh filled the pivotal role of the "Angel of the North"; who guided Paul O'Grady through fifty years of storylines. Cavanagh said that the prospect of playing Julie on stage was "very exciting".
In 2013, she appeared in the short film Bradford Halifax London as Mam.
In 2014, Coronation Street was awarded the RTS Programme Awards for Soap Opera and Continuing Drama.
Since late 2013, she has voiced the advertisements for British supermarket chain Iceland.
|1997||Wycliffe||Mrs. Vassie||Episode: "Strangers Home"|
|A Dance to the Music of Time||Billson||Episode: "The Thirties"|
|1998||Sex 'n' Death||Ruby||Television film|
|1998–2001||The Cops||Mel||24 episodes|
|2000||Holby City||Lucy Harper||2 episodes|
|The Bill||Leanne Gibbs||Episode: "Nightwork"|
|A Likeness in Stone||Cathy||Television film|
|Peak Practice||Lynee Rhodes||Episode: "Hit and Run"|
|Blue Kenny||Tania Barrett||Short film|
|2001||Where the Heart Is||Sally Merrick||Episode: "Choices"|
|Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise||Sheila||Television film|
|Ice Cool Reception||Nikki||Short film|
|Bob & Rose||Anita Kendrick||6 episodes|
|Judge John Deed||Monika Latymer||Episode: "Appropriate Response"|
|2002||Ted and Alice||Joy|
|Burn It||Kelly||2 episodes|
|2004||A Line in the Sand||Leanne||Television film|
|The Golden Hour||Una Campbell||1 episode|
|2005, 2006||Bodies||Harriet Hurley||3 episodes|
|2006||Shameless||Shirley Lawson||1 episode|
|The Royal||Carol Buxton||Episode: "Seeking Refuge"|
|The Family Man||Tina||Television film|
|The Bill||Maria Clyne||Episode: "436"|
|2007||The Street||Tracy||1 episode|
|Blue Murder||Geraldine Pettigrew||Episode: "Crisis Management"|
|2008||The Bill||Linda Johnson||2 episodes|
|2008–2015||Coronation Street||Julie Carp||Regular role; 664 episodes|
|2008||Wired||DS Stuart||2 episodes|
|2013||Bradford Halifax London||Mam||Short film|
|2014||Text Santa||Julie Carp||Coronation Street Special|
|2016||Birds of a Feather||Lorraine Howe||1 episode|
|2017||Midsomer Murders||Lena Ferrera||1 episode|
|2017||Murder on the Blackpool Express||Grace||Television Film|
|2021||Not Going Out||Karen||1 episode|
- "Coronation Street's Katy Cavanagh: My character Julie Carp is a sex symbol for older men". Daily Mirror. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Katy Cavanagh leads Coronation Street stars to victory over Emmerdale in netball tournament". The Bolton News. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Coronation Street star Katy Cavanagh quits after seven years". Heat. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
- Daniels, Colin (14 July 2013). "Coronation Street's Katy Cavanagh welcomes third child". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 March 2018.