Cat Simmons

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Cat Simmons
Born (1981-05-04) 4 May 1981 (age 38)
OccupationActress

Cat Simmons is an English actress, known for her role as DC Kezia Walker in the long-running ITV drama The Bill,[1] 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 trained with the Oldham Theatre Workshop and National Youth Music Theatre and studied at Pleckgate High School, Mathematics and Computing College.

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".

In 2018, Simmons was announced as part of the cast for the West End production of Come From Away.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Work Role Notes
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"
2011 Postcode Marsha TV film
2013 Holby City Victoria Conville Episode: "Make or Break"
2014 Macbeth Witch
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!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars upbeat about cuts at The Bill". Bristol Evening Post. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Mayo, Douglas (2018-10-10). "Cast Announced For Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre". British Theatre. Retrieved 2019-02-07.

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