I’m a Cornish actor, writer and voiceover artist.
Kate is delighted that Little Blue Lines (her radio play about miscarriage and the mental health issues surrounding it) has been commissioned as a 15 minute drama by Radio 4. It is currently scheduled for broadcast in October 2020 and Kate is more than a little bit excited about it!
In the meantime Kate has started adapting the piece for the stage with the title Bloody Woman and a desire to include all the questionable gags, political statements and rude words that you are not encouraged to say on the radio. More research has been published linking PTSD and miscarriage and Kate hopes to amplify the news by gathering interest for production of Bloody Woman in 2020.
Kate’s home recording studio is up and running and she has enjoyed narrating many audiobooks and corporate voiceovers from her (husband’s) converted walk-in wardrobe!
Audiobook highlight’s in 2019 include The Pearl In The Ice by Cathryn Constable (Kate’s son’s favourite listen at the mo!); Grace Is Gone by Emily Elgar - a gripping thriller set in Kate’s home county Cornwall; and the final book in the series of The Maitland Trilogy by Margaret Dickenson which will be released in January.
Kate has more time on her hands and space in her head since leaving Facebook, but you can find her on Twitter @dottiedawson
I was born and bred in Cornwall and abandoned the big sea for the big smoke at 17 to train at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Twenty years later (and despite only achieving ‘commended’ on my Dip. Acting) I am delighted to still earn a living acting, recording voiceovers and writing drama.
My theatre credits range from an adolescent boy, to a Shakespeare heroine, to a Cornish maid; whilst on TV I have played a drunken witch in Casualty, been shot and killed in Holby and played a number of Mothers in Doc Martin.
I regularly record audiobooks, you can listen to excerpts of some of them on Audible. In 2015 the recording of The American Lover (a collection of short stories by Rose Tremain that I contributed to) was named one of the twenty best audiobooks of all time!
I love to travel and have performed all over the world. I play the clarinet, alto sax, ukulele and classical piano and sing in the soul funk band called Clapping For Strangers; for audio clips of me singing, see the bottom of my voice reel page.
Aside from acting I enjoy anything outdoorsy that gets my heart pumping, snowboarding, diving, meditation and running around after my little boys, Gilly and Arty.
Please refer to the contacts page should you wish to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
Photo: Nicky Vincent
Photo: Nicky Vincent