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Katherine Parkinson is best known for her BAFTA TV Award-winning appearance in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd. A LAMDA graduate, she is regularly seen on television and stage in some of the most popular shows around.
Her breakout performance came in 2005 when she was cast as Pauline Lamb in Doc Martin, the long-running comedy-drama on ITV. She appeared in the role for 3 series before moving on to The IT Crowd. Asked to audition by Chris O’Dowd, who had been a friend of hers at college, Parkinson starred in all 25 episodes of the hit series. Her other TV appearances include a New Year’s Day special of Jonathan Creek in 2009, the lead role of Sophie in The Great Outdoors on BBC4 in 2010, the four-part BBC comedy The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff in 2011 and the drama Humans in 2015. Most recently she was seen in the comedy The Kennedys on BBC One.
On stage, Parkinson has appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in Chekhov’s The Seagull in 2007, alongside Mackenzie Crook and Kristin Scott Thomas. She returned to the Royal Court in 2009 to star in Cock by Mike Bartlett. She made her Royal National Theatre debut in 2010 in Season’s Greetings and her Barbican Theatre debut the following year as Lady Teazle in The School for Scandal. Other appearances include Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2012 and Before the Party at the Almeida Theatre in 2013.
London Stage Appearances
|Before the Party||Laura||Almeida Theatre||2013|
|Absent Friends||Diana||Harold Pinter Theatre||2012||Review|
|66 Books||Jo||Bush Theatre||2011|
|The School for Scandal||Lady Teazle||Barbican Theatre||2011|
|Season's Greetings||Pattie||Royal National Theatre||2010||Review|
|Cock||W||Royal Court Theatre||2009|
|The Seagull||Masha||Royal Court Theatre||2007|