Kim Cattrall
English-Canadian actress
Kim Cattrall
Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress from Liverpool. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy/romance series Sex and the City and for her leading roles in the 1980s films Police Academy, Big Trouble in Little China, Mannequin, and Porky's. For her role as Samantha Jones, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2002 and received four nominations for the role.
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Kim Cattrall, More Than Just A Murder Victim In 'Witness For The Prosecution'
NPR - 25 days
Cattrall — best known for her role on Sex and the City — plays a murdered socialite in a new TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's play. She says she wanted to open up the character and understand her. (Image credit: Robert Viglasky/Acorn TV)
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Kim Cattrall Takes on Agatha Christie
NYTimes - 29 days
Ms. Cattrall stars in a BBC adaptation of “The Witness for the Prosecution” for Acorn TV.
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These 7 Celebrities Share A Secret To Success
Huffington Post - 3 months
There’s more evidence today than ever before that sleep ― and more specifically getting enough of it ― is a key pillar of staying healthy. Snoozing seven to nine hours per night (what experts recommend) has been shown to help with everything from learning to focus to keeping emotions in check to avoiding catching colds to regulating metabolism to preventing chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. And while data suggests more than a third of Americans get less than they should, personal testimonials ― like these below from top athletes and other performers ― hint that others are waking up to all the reasons getting enough sleep can be so helpful. Here’s what some of the biggest sports and entertainment stars have said about sleep:  1. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons quarterback 2. Lin Manuel Miranda, actor and Hamilton creator  3. Serena Williams, professional tennis player 4. Kim Cattrall, actress 5. Tom Brady, New England Pat ...
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Kim Cattrall Is Keeping Her Fingers Crossed For A 'Sex And The City' Spinoff
Huffington Post - 3 months
Dear “Sex and the City” fans, Kim Cattrall wants a spinoff just as much as you do.  On Saturday, the actress, who played Samantha Jones on the HBO series, responded to rumors about a “SATC” spinoff show, giving us some much-needed hope in the wake of last week’s series of depressing events.  Replying to a segment from “The Wendy Williams Show,” which speculated Cattrall is in talks with the cable network to star in a new series, the 60-year-old said, “I’m so unbelievably flattered & moved. Can’t WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x’d.” We would tune in in a heartbeat.  I'm so unbelievably flattered & moved @WendyWilliams Can't WAIT 2 get back 2 the serious business of making u all laugh! Fingers x'd. https://t.co/whYYYzJOoV — Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) November 12, 2016 When a fan asked if her comment should be taken as confirmation for a new series, Cattrall responded by repeating, “Finger’s x’d...”  ...
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Kim Cattrall Says Samantha Jones Wouldn't Waste Her Time On Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 4 months
Even though “Sex and the City,” the series, ended in 2004, there are still those who ask themselves, “What would Samantha do?”  During a recent interview with Australian site Fairfax Media, Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, was asked what her character would think about Donald Trump right now.  “Well, she would probably have him by the ... [mimes grabbing his package],” Cattrall said, smiling, as the reporter cracked up.  “She would get his number ― where he’s coming from,” the actress said, before further clarifying that Jones would never date Trump. “I don’t think Samantha would put up with that for a second. He’d be out.”  The reporter then asked what Jones would think of Trump’s deeply unsettling “grab them by the pussy” remarks. The actress reiterated that Jones “wouldn’t have any time for that. Who does have any time for that?”  Cattrall also spoke about the Republican presidential nominee’s brief, uncredited appearance on Season 2 of “SATC.” Trump appeare ...
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Climate change concerns to unite Trudeau, Obama at White House - The Globe and Mail
Google News - 12 months
The Globe and Mail Climate change concerns to unite Trudeau, Obama at White House The Globe and Mail Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to endorse a joint approach to combatting Arctic climate change as part of a broad continental environmental strategy when he meets President Barack Obama at the White House later this week. The two leaders are ... Washington rolls out red carpet for Justin TrudeauToronto Star Justin Trudeau mistaken as actress Kim Cattrall's son on 60 MinutesCBC.ca 'Sunny Ways' fade on 60 MinutesToronto Sun TheChronicleHerald.ca -Macleans.ca all 400 news articles »
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In '60 Minutes' gaffe, actress Kim Cattrall depicted as Canadian PM's mother
Reuters.com - 12 months
TORONTO (Reuters) - A gaffe by the CBS show "60 Minutes," which mistakenly aired a photo of the actress Kim Cattrall implying she was the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was cheerfully accepted by Cattrall, who said she couldn't be more proud.
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What Kim Cattrall Refused To Do For Her New TV Series
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Kim Cattrall revolutionized what it looked like for women to be sexy in their 40s as Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City," and she's back to do the same for women in their 50s with her newest series, "Sensitive Skin."  The show, a Canadian series now available on Netflix, finds Cattrall playing Davina, a woman grappling with new feelings about her marriage and losing her youth. But when Cattrall signed on to the project, she had to take a stand to make sure she looked natural and age-appropriate, she told HuffPost Live last week.  "When 'Sensitive Skin' came to me, people said, 'Oh, well, you know, we're gonna ... digitally process it so you don't have any wrinkles,'" the 59-year-old actress recalled. "And I was like, wait a minute. Wait just a minute here. This story is about a woman who has wrinkles. She's of a certain age. Don't light me so I look terrible, but I want to represent someone who looks like she's that age, or else the story won't make any sense. And wha ...
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Calls Out Hollywood's Other Diversity Issue
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Diversity has been a hot topic in Hollywood as of late, with some stars boycotting the upcoming Academy Awards in a call for more stories about people of color. But race isn't the only issue Tinseltown is being called out on. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says that the industry also needs to stop nudging out older women. "It's not that there aren't great stories to be told about women in their 40s, it’s just that the big bosses in Hollywood feel that the demographic of moviegoers are less interested," Zeta-Jones said in a recent webchat.  The 46-year-old is no stranger to the industry, having been an actress for most of her life. Often, she heard that there weren't many roles for older women, but didn't realize how true that really was until she entered her 40s.  She says she was inspired to become an actress by the riveting performances of older actresses. "I was brought up watching great performances by women in their 40s, in the '70s: Anne Bancroft, films like Alice Doesn't ...
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Kim Cattrall Reveals Hollywood's 'Expiration Date' For Women
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Sex and the City" veteran Kim Cattrall says she's no longer being offered saucy roles similar to her best-known character, Samantha Jones. The 59-year-old actress said in a recent interview with ABC that, at 35, it seems women reach their "expiration date" in Hollywood.  Like other older actresses, Cattrall noted the changes in the types of roles she's being offered as a 50-something in Tinseltown.  “I've turned down a lot of work where I felt that I would be playing someone who was basically something grotesque or a cosmetic joke or something that had such negative connotations,” Cattrall told ABC. Actress Meryl Streep also noted the shift in roles she was considered for as she got older, saying that, after 40, she got several offers to play a witch.  Cattrall decided that it was time to take matters into her own hands and tell a story she said needed to be told. She's now the executive producer and star of a new Netflix series, "Sensitive Skin," which tells the s ...
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Black Actress Noma Dumezweni To Play Hermione In Harry Potter Stage Adaptation
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ten points for "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child"! The producers of the highly anticipated Harry Potter play announced early Monday that, unlike in the books' film adaptations, leading lady Hermione Granger will be portrayed by a person of color: Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni. The news was first reported on Sunday by The Daily Mail. Dumezweni has an extensive resume that includes theater, film, and television roles. She also won the prestigious Olivier Award-- Britain's version of the Tony Awards-- for her role in "A Raisin In The Sun." And she's broken barriers before. She's currently starring in "Linda" at London's Royal Court Theatre-- a part originally meant for Kim Cattrall, who is white.  #OWLPOSTALSERVICE SIREN! @MissDumezweni to play HERMIONE in @HPPlayLDN #CursedChild @jk_rowling @SFP_London pic.twitter.com/E8Jkz4Ylyo — Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) December 20, 2015 Dumezweni also appeared to give the casting announcement a nod with some choice ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kim Cattrall
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 58
    Her part in the play, Linda was recast, her part played by Noma Dumezweni, and it opened in December 2015.
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    On 17 July 2015, Cattrall was cast in the title role of the play Linda, written by Penelope Skinner, directed by Michael Longhurst, and produced at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
    More Details Hide Details She was forced to drop out of that production a few days before the opening, due to “chronic, debilitating insomnia”. She then returned to New York, and started a program of cognitive behavior therapy to train herself to be able to sleep better. The therapy was successful; it included developing certain evening rituals, removing electronic devices from her bedroom, and limiting the use of the bed to two activities, one of which would be sleeping.
  • 2014
    Age 57
    In 2014, she starred as Davina Jackson in HBO Canada's Sensitive Skin.
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  • 2013
    Age 56
    From June to August 2013, Cattrall was scheduled to star in the Old Vic's production of Tennessee Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Olivier Award-winner Marianne Elliott.
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  • 2011
    Age 54
    In 2011, Cattrall reprised her role as Amanda in a production of Noël Coward's Private Lives opposite Canadian actor Paul Gross in Toronto, Canada and on Broadway.
    More Details Hide Details That year, Cattrall also appeared in "Uptown Downstairs Abbey", the Comic Relief parody of the critically acclaimed historical television dramas Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. Playing Lady Grantham, she starred alongside Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Victoria Wood, Harry Enfield, Patrick Barlow, Dale Winton, Olivia Colman, Tim Vine, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon and Harry Hill.
  • 2010
    Age 53
    In 2010, Cattrall was named an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University in recognition of her contributions to the dramatic arts.
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    Cattrall played Cleopatra in a production of Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Janet Suzman, opposite Jeffery Kissoon as Anthony, in Liverpool at the Playhouse in October 2010, with a subsequent revival at Chichester Festival Theatre (with Michael Pennington as Anthony) in September 2012.
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    She performed until 3 May 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year Cattrall starred as Gloria Scabius (alongside Macfadyen once again) in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 adaptation of William Boyd's Novel Any Human Heart.
    On 24 February 2010, Cattrall began a run in the West End of London at the Vaudeville Theatre as leading lady, Amanda, opposite Matthew Macfadyen, in a revival of Noël Coward's play Private Lives.
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  • 2009
    Age 52
    In November 2009 whilst filming Sex and the City 2 in Marrakech, Morocco, she took part in a seminar, 'Being directed' with Director John Boorman as part of the third Edition of the Arts in Marrakech Festival.
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    On 16 June 2009, it was announced that Cattrall would receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto. The induction ceremony was held on 12 September 2009.
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    In early 2009, Kim Cattrall played Amelia Bly in Roman Polanski's well received The Ghost Writer, which was released in 2010.
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  • 2007
    Age 50
    In 2007, Cattrall revealed that in December 1988 she had been booked on Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a terrorist bomb was detonated during the flight.
    More Details Hide Details She cancelled her booking on the flight at the last minute to complete some Christmas shopping in London. She holds British and Canadian citizenship. In a 2011 interview on the Canadian radio show Q, Cattrall stated that reports that she became a US citizen in 2008 are incorrect. In a 2010 interview with British journalist Sophy Grimshaw, Cattrall also stated, "It's been falsely reported on the net many times that I became an American citizen, which I have not. I love America, I love New York, but I will never give up who I am. I'm not an American." In August 2009, Cattrall took part in the BBC One documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, where she discovered some uncomfortable facts about her grandfather, George Baugh. Baugh, who disappeared in 1938, having abandoned his family – including Cattrall's then 8-year-old mother and two younger sisters – turned out to have bigamously married his new wife, Isabella Oliver, the following year in Tudhoe, County Durham, and subsequently had another four children. She was told that in 1961 he emigrated to Australia, where he became a postmaster, retiring in 1972 and dying in Sydney in 1974. Cattrall's mother and aunts had known nothing of their father's life after he left until they heard what the Who Do You Think You Are? researchers had discovered, nor had the family previously seen a clear photograph of him.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    In 2006, she starred alongside Brendan Gleeson in John Boorman's 2006 film The Tiger's Tail, a black comedy that focuses on the impact of the Celtic Tiger economy on Irish people.
    More Details Hide Details On ITV, she starred alongside David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe and Carey Mulligan in My Boy Jack, the story of author Rudyard Kipling's search for his son lost in the First World War.
    In July 2006, a commercial for Nissan cars, which featured Cattrall as Samantha Jones, was withdrawn from New Zealand television, apparently because of complaints about its innuendo.
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  • 2005
    Age 48
    In 2005, she appeared in the Disney film Ice Princess, in which she played Tina Harwood, ice skating coach of the film's lead character.
    More Details Hide Details She portrayed Claire, a paralysed woman who wants to die, in the West End drama revival of Whose Life Is It Anyway? In October 2006, she appeared in a West End production of David Mamet's The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Since late 2005, she has appeared in a number of British television commercials for Tetley Tea.
    She was ranked number eight in TV Guides 50 sexiest stars of all-time list in 2005.
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  • 2002
    Age 45
    For her role in the TV series, she was nominated for five Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards, winning one in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details She also won two ensemble Screen Actors Guild Awards, shared with her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
    She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series, Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she received five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
    More Details Hide Details She reprised the role in the films Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010).
  • 1998
    Age 41
    From 1998 to 2004 she was married to audio designer and jazz bassist, Mark Levinson.
    More Details Hide Details The two co-wrote the 2002 book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm. Cattrall also has been linked with former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, actor Daniel Benzali, musician Gerald Casale of the new wave group Devo, French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy, and her Whose Life Is It Anyway? co-star, Alexander Siddig.
  • 1997
    Age 40
    In 1997, she was cast in Sex and the City, Darren Star's series which was broadcast on HBO.
    More Details Hide Details As Samantha Jones, Cattrall gained international recognition. She capitalised on her success by appearing in steamy television commercials promoting Pepsi One. She also signed a publishing deal to write a book about sex with her third husband, Mark Levinson. In addition, she can be heard reading the poetry of Rupert Brooke on the CD Red Rose Music SACD Sampler Volume One. Her film work continued during Sex and the City when she appeared in the film, Crossroads. Sex and the City ended as a weekly series in spring 2004 with 10.6 million viewers. Cattrall reprised the role of Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City film, released on 30 May 2008. She also appeared in the sequel released in May 2010.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 30
    In 1987, her lead role in Mannequin proved a huge success with audiences.
    More Details Hide Details One of her best-known film roles is that of Lieutenant Valeris in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; Cattrall assisted in developing the character by designing her own hairstyle and even helped come up with the name. Near the end of filming, Cattrall had a photographer shoot a roll of film on the Enterprise bridge set, in which she wore nothing but her Vulcan ears. After finding out about the unauthorised photo session, Leonard Nimoy had the film destroyed. Aside from her film work, Cattrall is also a stage actress, with performances in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and Wild Honey to her credit.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 29
    In 1986, she played Kurt Russell's brainy flame in the action film Big Trouble in Little China.
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  • 1985
    Age 28
    In 1985 she starred in three films: Turk 182, City Limits and Hold-Up, the last with French star Jean-Paul Belmondo.
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  • 1982
    Age 25
    Her second marriage was from 1982 to 1989 to Andre J. Lyson, with whom she lived in Frankfurt and learned to speak German fluently, but admits she has forgotten a lot over the years.
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    In 1982 Cattrall played P.E. teacher Miss Honeywell in Porky's, followed two years later by a role in the original Police Academy.
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  • 1980
    Age 23
    She starred opposite Jack Lemmon in his Oscar-nominated film Tribute in 1980, and in Crossbar, the film about a high jumper who loses his leg and still participates in the Olympic trials, with Cattrall's help.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she appeared in Ticket to Heaven.
  • 1979
    Age 22
    In 1979 she played the role of Dr. Gabrielle White in The Incredible Hulk and would go down in TV Hulk lore as one of the few characters who knew David Banner (alter ego of the title character) was alive and was the creature.
    More Details Hide Details Her work in television paid off and she quickly made the transition to cinema.
  • 1978
    Age 21
    In 1978, Cattrall played the female lead in a two-hour episode of Columbo and also in "Blindfold", an episode of the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch, in which Starsky (played by Paul Michael Glaser) is grief-stricken since he accidentally blinded Cattrall's character, young artist Emily Harrison, by a shot of his gun.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in The Bastard (1978) and The Rebels (1979), two television mini-series based on the John Jakes novels of the same names.
  • 1977
    Age 20
    Cattrall has been married three times. Her 1977 to 1979 marriage to Larry Davis was annulled.
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    One of the first jobs Kilgallen got her was in a 1977 episode of Quincy, M.E. starring Jack Klugman, whom Kilgallen also represented.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 18
    She made her film debut in Preminger's Rosebud in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details A year later Universal Studios bought out that contract and Cattrall became one of the last participants in the contract player system of Universal (also referenced as MCA/Universal during this period) before the system ended in 1980. The Universal system's representative in New York, Eleanor Kilgallen (sister of Dorothy Kilgallen), cast Cattrall in numerous TV guest-star roles.
    Cattrall made her film debut in Otto Preminger's 1975 film, Rosebud.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to star in the following films: Porky's (1982), Police Academy (1984), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Mannequin (1987), Masquerade (1988), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), and Ice Princess (2005). She also starred in the 1986 original Broadway production of Wild Honey. Other stage credits include: Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse (2010), Private Lives on Broadway (2011), and Sweet Bird of Youth at London's Old Vic (2013). Since 2014, she has starred in the HBO Canada series, Sensitive Skin. Cattrall was born in Mossley Hill, Liverpool. Her mother, Gladys Shane (née Baugh), was a secretary, and her father, Dennis Cattrall, was a construction engineer. When she was three months old, her family migrated to Canada, settling in the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. At 11 she returned to England when her grandmother became ill. She took a number of acting examinations with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), before returning to Canada at age 16 to finish high school.
  • 1972
    Age 15
    Cattrall began her career after graduating from high school in 1972, when she left Canada for New York City.
    More Details Hide Details There, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and upon her graduation signed a five-year film deal with director Otto Preminger.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on August 21, 1956.
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