Kathryn Hunter

Photography © Paul Stuart, Simon Annand, Donald Cooper

Dark Brown
Roger Davidson


Internationally renowned and award-winning actress and director, Kathryn was born in New York, grew up in England, read French and Drama at Bristol University, and then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. For the stage, she has worked with leading companies worldwide including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and Peter Brook’s renowned CICT Centre International de Recherches Theatre company in Paris. For her role in The Visit, staged by the acclaimed Theatre de Complicité (a company with which she’s shared another long association), she won the Olivier award for Best Actress. Other notable stage roles include the title roles in King Lear, Richard III, Timon of Athens, Anthony and Cleopatra, Yerma, Mother Courage and her acclaimed solo performance in Kafka’s Monkey. On film, she has collaborated with noted auteur filmmakers including Joel Coen, Mike Leigh, Yorgos Lanthimos, Sally Potter and Francis Ford Coppola. She won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her tour-de-force performance as all three Witches (and the Old Man!) in The Tragedy of Macbeth alongside Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington. To many of the public, she will be best known as Arabella Figg in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. On television, she is known for playing Eedy Karn in Andor for Disney+, Tabitha Edwards in Landscapers for HBO, and Madame Victurnien in Les Misérables for the BBC. She will soon appear as a series regular in Netflix spy thriller Black Doves alongside Keira Knightley and Ben Whishaw. Charles Spencer, the then chief drama critic of the Telegraph, once wrote about her: “Almost nothing seems beyond her range, from farcical clowning to deepest, darkest tragedy”.

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