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Cat Simmons is an English actress, known for her role as DC Kezia Walker in the long-running ITV drama The Bill, and for starring in Family Affairs as Scarlett Anderson. She also played Sista Twista in Life and Lyrics. She also made appearances in No Angels and Casualty.
The daughter of a singer and nurse, her father is Guyanese and her mother is English.
Simmons has worked in numerous stage shows. Her work includes Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Oliver!, Mary Magdalene in Gale Edwards' Jesus Christ Superstar, the Young Vic's sell-out production of Langston Hughes' Simply Heavenly as Joyce, and the Princess in Aladdin alongside Ian McKellen.
In 2005, Simmons collaborated with music group Three Levels and released a track called "Rock U 2Nite".
Simmons returned to the Young Vic in summer 2009 to appear in Ché Walker's and Arthur Darvil's musical premiere of Been So Long with nu-classic soul singer Omar Lye-Fook. The production then toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to showcase at the Traverse Theatre.
Simmons was cast as Nancy in the 2011-13 UK tour of Oliver!, in the place of Samantha Barks, who was cast as Eponine in the film Les Misérables. Simmons took the role from Birmingham in April 2012, and will continue it through to October 2012, finishing in Newcastle.
In 2016 Simmons appeared as Clemmy Staples in the ITV series Midsomer Murders episode 18.4 "A Dying Art".
|2002||Doctors||Louise Clark||Episode: "I Spy"|
|2003||The Afternoon Play||Beccy||Episode: "Girls' Weekend"|
|2003||Holby City||Lorna McKay||Episode: "As the Day Is Long"|
|2005||Family Affairs||Scarlett Anderson||TV series|
|2005||Doctors||Tina Fisher||Episode: "Grandmother"|
|2006||No Angels||Temp HCA||Episode: "3.3"|
|2006||Life and Lyrics||Sista Twista|
|2006–2009||The Bill||Kezia Walker||Regular role (series 22–25)|
|2009||Leipzig Homicide||Kezia Walker||Episode: "Entführung in London"|
|2010, 2015||Casualty||Tania Chester, Lena Marshall||Episodes: "Making Other Plans", "The Road Not Taken"|
|2013||Holby City||Victoria Conville||Episode: "Make or Break"|
|2014||That Day We Sang||Berni Inn Waitress||TV film|
|2014||Doctors||Maya Geraghty||Episode: "A Law Unto Themselves"|
|2015||Vera||Lisa||Episode: "Muddy Waters"|
|2015||Ordinary Lies||Emma||Supporting role (series 1)|
|2016||Midsomer Murders||Clemmy Staples||Episode: "A Dying Art"|
|2016||A Silent Night||Rosie Blackwell||Short|
|2017||Silent Hours||June Francis||TV series|
|2017||Doctors||Maxine Daniels||Episode: "Tendrils"|
|2018||Moving On||Caroline||Episode: "Invisible"|
|2018||Holby City||Becky Cotter||Episodes: "Not Your Home Now", "No Matter Where You Go, There You Are: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2019||Killing Eve||Carleen||Episode: "I Hope You Like Missionary!"|
- "Stars upbeat about cuts at The Bill". Bristol Evening Post. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Mayo, Douglas (2018-10-10). "Cast Announced For Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre". British Theatre. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
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