Kate Fitzpatrick

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Kate Fitzpatrick
Born
Kerry Kathleen Fitzpatrick [1]

(1947-10-01) 1 October 1947 (age 73)
Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1967–present

Kerry Kathleen "Kate" Fitzpatrick (born 1 October 1947) is an Australian television, film, and theatre actress.

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Early years

Kate grew up in the Adelaide suburb of Dover Gardens, and it was in Adelaide that her love for classical music, art and cricket developed. A highlight of her early years was being selected by Jeffrey Smart ("Phidias" of the Argonauts Club ) for a travelling art scholarship to Japan. At the age of 18 she was accepted as a drama student by NIDA and moved to Sydney. [2]

Career

Theatre roles include The Lady of the Camellias, Hamlet , Celluloid Heroes, The Ride Across Lake Constance, Shadows of Blood, Rooted, Kennedy's Children. With the Old Tote Theatre Company she acted in The Legend of King O'Malley , The Season at Sarsparilla, The Misanthrope, The Threepenny Opera, and Big Toys by Patrick White, who wrote the play for Fitzpatrick. She acted in Visions for the Paris Theatre Company, and in The Recruiting Officer for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She played Magenta in the original Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show in 1974. Her latest appearance (May 2014) was with Sydney's Ensemble Theatre in the David Williamson play Cruise Control.

Fitzpatrick's film roles included appearances in Homesdale (1971), The Office Picnic (1972), Promised Woman (1975), The Great Macarthy (1975), The Removalists (1975), The Night Nurse (1977), Goodbye Paradise (1983), The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) and A World Apart (1988). Her television series appearances include Serpent in the Rainbow , Birds in the Bush , Boney , Something in the Air , Scooter: Secret Agent, Blue Heelers , Marshall Law , Always Greener , and All Saints . In 2006, Fitzpatrick briefly joined the cast of soap opera Neighbours in the role of Loris Timmins. In 2009, Fitzpatrick appeared in Packed to the Rafters in a reprising guest role. In 2010, Fitzpatrick did a short film called Stay Awake and also appeared on Satisfaction .

In 1983, Fitzpatrick became the world's first female cricketing commentator on television, when she joined the Nine Network cricket commentating team, a gamble by Channel Nine to add a more female approach to the game and attract a larger audience. Allegedly, Fitzpatrick was not welcomed with open arms by the (until then) male bastion of cricket commentators, according to Angela Pippos. [3] Nine's tactical move, in placing a female in a cricket commentator role, was not successful and Fitzpatrick didn't return for the following season.

Fitzpatrick is a published author, essayist, and humourist whose work has appeared in numerous major newspapers and journals over the last 30 years. Fitzpatrick has also worked as a political speech writer during the 1990s.

Recognition

She also has been awarded the Queen's "Silver Jubilee Medal" for services to the theatre on the Britannia and has recently completed an Arts degree from National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Personal life

Fitzpatrick has a son named Joe Fitzpatrick with French architect José Albertini. Joe, an Australian commercial real estate professional, is well known in Sydney social circles.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1971 Homesdale Miss Greenoak
1972 The Office Picnic Mara
1975 Promised Woman Marge
1975The Great MacArthyAndrea
1975 The Removalists Kate Mason
1976 Summer of Secrets Rachel
1983 Goodbye Paradise Mrs. McCreadie
1983 The Return of Captain Invincible Patty Patria
1987 The Perfectionist Su
1988 A World Apart June Abelson
1997 Heaven's Burning Gloria
1997Emmerdale: The Dingles Down UnderSylvia GibsonVideo
2017Serving JoySueShort

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1970 The Rovers ConnieEpisode: "My Millions for a Meal"
1970, 1973, 1976 Homicide Rachel Hayes-Manning / Chris Green / Bunny RogersEpisodes: "Peter's Party", "The Adventurer", "Bunny"
1970–71, 1972 Division 4 Suzanne Potter / Elaine / Lorraine HuntEpisodes: "Marvels of Reproduction", "The Monkey Chased the Weasel", "Voice of the Gun"
1971 The Comedy Game Airy FairyEpisode: "Aunty Jack's Travelling Show"
1972 Behind the Legend Nellie Melba TV series
1972The Virgin FellasMichelleTV series
1973 Boney Const. Alice McGorrMain role (series 2)
1973 Serpent in the Rainbow Helen QuiggTV miniseries
1973 Certain Women Paula CoburnTV series
1976 Luke's Kingdom EmilyEpisode: "The Dam and the Damned"
1976 The Bushranger JaneTV film
1978 The Night Nurse Prudence SimpsonTV film
1980Players in the GalleryKate HarrisTV film
1982 Runaway Island Elene CostardTV film
1983 Skin Deep Maggie PetersTV film
1986 Call Me Mister IngridEpisode: "Long Shot"
1986The Three MusketeersMilady (voice)TV film
1988 The Last Resort Elizabeth ParkerTV series
1996TwistedElizabeth BishopEpisode: "Directly from My Heart to You"
1998 Murder Call Madeleine GaultEpisode: "Many Unhappy Returns"
1998 House Gang AstraEpisode: "Ambition"
1998 Bullpitt! HelgaEpisode: "Too Many Teds"
1998, 2008 All Saints Natasha Reece / Margaret CoolageEpisodes: "Heart to Heart", "When Tomorrow Comes"
1998-99 Ketchup: Cats Who Cook Madame Courgette (voice)Main role
1999 Dog's Head Bay Trish FairweatherEpisode: "Fairweather Friends"
1999 The Lost World GarzaEpisode: "Creatures of the Dark"
1999Mumbo JumboDorothyTV film
2000–2002 Something in the Air Julia RutherfordMain role
2001 Blue Heelers Naomi BurkeEpisodes: "The Blame Game: Parts 1 & 2"
2002 Marshall Law SusanEpisodes: "Mother's Day", "The Samovar"
2002 Always Greener Chantal WilkinsonEpisodes: "In the Beginning, I Was Afraid", "Opening Gambit"
2005 Scooter: Secret Agent TaipanMain role
2005–06 Neighbours Loris Timmins Recurring role
2006 Mortified MayorEpisode: "Mother in the Nude"
2006 H2O: Just Add Water Dr. HoltEpisode: "Under the Weather"
2008 Double the Fist BirgitEpisode: "Fist Furniture"
2008–09 Packed to the Rafters Marjorie StevensRecurring role (series 1–2)
2010 Satisfaction FranEpisode: "Non Standard Package"
2010 Cops L.A.C. Meg SinclairEpisodes: "The Killer Wore Sneakers", "Ghost House", "Life Is a Rodio"
2015 Heidi Barble (voice)Episodes: "First Day in the Mountains", "For a Loaf of Bread"
2016 Rake JudithEpisode: "4.2"

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References

  1. "Panscript". Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  2. Interview with Margaret Throsby, broadcast Radio National 11 May 2014
  3. Ugra, Sharda (June 2016). "Girls aloud". The Cricket Monthly . ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2016.