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Katherine Parkinson

 
Katherine Parkinson
Full name
Laura Katherine Parkinson
 
Characters
 
Date Of Birth
09 March 1978
 
Place Of Birth
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
 
Height
5.51 ft   (1.68 m)
 
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Katherine Parkinson is an actress and comedian. She studied Classics at Oxford University, before entering The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, which she left when offered a paid acting job on stage in 'The Age of Consent' at The Bush Theatre. Other roles on stage include 'Frame 312' at the Donmar Warehouse, 'Cock' at the Royal Court - which also starred Andrew Scott; and most recently 'Absent Friends' at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

While her first screen role was in the television film 'Ahead of the Class' (2005), which starred Julie Walters, Katherine is perhaps best known for her role as Jen in the cult Channel 4 comedy series 'The I.T. Crowd' (2006 - 2010), a comedy set in the technical support department of a large company. She also starred in recurring roles in the comedy series 'The Old Guys' (2009 - 2010) starring Roger Lloyd Pack, and culinary comedy 'Whites' (2010) starring Alan Davies. In 2012, she appeared as the seemingly naïve but actually rather ruthless journalist Kitty Reilly in 'Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall.' In 2013 she is among the cast of 'Inside Number 9' for the BBC.

In film, Katherine can be seen in 'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People' (2008), starring Simon Pegg; the pirate radio station comedy 'The Boat That Rocked' (2009), directed by Richard Curtis and starring Bill Nighy, Nick Frost and Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and 'St Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold' (2009), starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and David Tennant.