In 2010, Catherine narrated a program for BBC4 on the role of sidekicks in popular TV programs and discussed her own role as Donna Noble in Doctor Who.
Catherine was recently the target of a series of poison pen letters at her home in south-west London.
December 2008, Catherine gave a reading as part of the Woman's Own Children of Courage Awards. The event gives Awards to children who are an inspiration to others; the ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey and was hosted by Prince Harry.
November 2008, Catherine painted a canvass for the charity Willow Foundation. An auction sold printed versions of painting and all proceed went to the charity that provides days out for people suffering from serious illnesses.
Catherine mounted a legal action with David Walliams and Matt Lucas against Christian Publishing and Outreach when they used the two catchphrases "Yeah but no but yeah" and "Am I bovvered" in a publicity campaign.
Catherine received the Greatest Contribution in a 2008 poll with Doctor Who Magazine for her role as Donna Noble. She also scooped Best TV Actress from SFX magazine and came in at Number 3 for Sexiest Woman.
In 2008, Catherine recorded commentaries for the episodes The Fires Of Pompeii, The Doctor's Daughter, , Turn Left and Journey's End for Season Four DVD boxset of Doctor Who. In 2009 Catherine recorded a commentary for The End Of Time Part 1 for the Complete Specials on DVD.
The winners of the contest were met at the studio by Russell T. Davies.
Catherine is at the heart of a controversy concerning the 2005 British Comedy Awards since it should have been awarded to her, but instead went to Ant and Dec because of fraudulous phone tactics by the company in charge of the show. Catherine received her award only in May 2008.
In 2008 Catherine recorded the Doctor Who audio novel The Forever Trap by Dan Abnett. In 2009 she also read The Nemonite Invasion by David Roden.
June 2008, Catherine opened the Mortlake Fair for the third year running. The fair is to raise money for St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School.
Awards: Wins and Nominations
In 2008, Catherine was nominated for the National TV Awards in the category Outstanding Drama Performance for her role of Donna Noble in Doctor, her co-star David Tennant won the award, but Catherine is the one that picked it up for him.
Catherine won the best actress at the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards in 2008 for her role as Donna Noble in Doctor Who. Catherine has won different awards for her comedic work, but this win was handed her for a dramatic role.
Catherine has won over five comedy awards. Including one British Comedy Awards, the UK's most prestigious comedy award.
July 2008, Catherine starred in the World Premiere of David Eldridge's Under the Blue Sky. The play revolves around three subtly connected love stories; Catherine played a nymphomaniac and appeared nude on stage. Some of Catherine's co-star included Nigel Lindsay, Francesca Annis, Lisa Dillon, Chris O'Dowd and Dominic Rowan.
The opening night of the play had to be postpone because Catherine injured her ankle at the final rehearsal. The show did start the following night (July 16), but Catherine had to walk with crutches on stage.
Catherine is very good friends with Amanda Drew, they met in 1995 while doing a play together.
While starring in her stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival, Catherine was seen by Geoffrey Perkins, the BBC's godfather of comedy. Mr. Perkins was directly responsible for her getting her own television show.
Growing up Catherine suffered from an obsessive-compulsive disorder; it was a word association disorder. An example of what Catherine had to live with would be: she couldn't leave her jumper on the floor before going to bed because it would bring bad luck to her mum; her mother's name is Josephine and it starts with a 'J' like jumper.
Catherine 2007's Christmas Special of her self-titled show was investigated because of complaints from viewers stating that it was the most offensive programme ever broadcasted by the BBC on a Christmas Day.
In 2007, Catherine starred in the movie Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution, she played the title role. The movie is a fictionalised account of a family move from Yorkshire to East Berlin, the real name of the family is Norris.
Catherine went to a Catholic boys' school because the facility at her Catholic girls' school did not have a program including acting.
After the birth of her daughter, Catherine suffered from postpartum depression; a condition she hid from her family.
Catherine admitted in a recent interview that the Ood were her favourite monsters on Doctor Who.
In a 2008 poll with SFX Magazine Doctor Who Special, Catherine's Doctor Who character Donna Noble came in at Number 23 for Best Companion.
Catherine Tate is the companion in Doctor Who's 4th season of the hit sci-fi show.
Despite The Catherine Tate Show coming to an end in its third series, it lived beyond with some Christmas specials as well as Easter Specials.
The first series of her self-titled show, which consisted of six episodes, aired from February to March 2004.
After it was officially announced that the third series of The Catherine Tate Show would be its last, Catherine said, she wanted to focus more on her movie career.
Catherine played in a recurring role in the Masterpiece Theater mini-series Bleak House as Mrs. Chadband.
Catherine also appeared in the HIT UK comedy Men Behaving Badly. This was one of her earliest guest appearances.
Catherine appeared in the Channel 4 sketch show Barking. This was one of her first TV parts as a comedian.
In an interview with Jonathan Ross, Catherine said that as a teenager growing up she was very reclusive and hardly spoke to anyone. She also said that each sketch she does is another face to hide behind.
Catherine graduated from the school of speech and drama and Royal National theatre.
Catherine has a daughter named Erin who was born in February 2003.
Catherine is 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Catherine Tate appeared in the romantic comedy Scenes of A Sexual Nature where she's plays a woman called Sara. The movie was released in November 2007 for cinematic viewing in the U.K and Ireland.
In one of Catherine's appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, she showed the world a comical way of dealing with his flirtatious banter.
The expression of one of Catherine's characters Lauren, "am I bovvered?" has become a catchphrase throughout Britain.
Catherine: (on getting Greatest Contribution from Doctor Who Magazine): I am delighted with the award and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted. I loved my time on Doctor Who and to be appreciated in this way is the icing on the cake. Thank you very much.
Catherine: (Giving advice for writers and comedy performers) Trust yourself. You have to start with what you think is funny before you can have the confidence to write to anyone else's brief. Give a gag three chances to work, if after three (separate) attempts they're still not laughing, bin it. It's not them. It's you. Don't take criticism personally, take from it what's useful. Apply it and move on to something better. And be brave. No one got anywhere by being too scared to open their mouth in case nobody laughed. Good luck! Oh and this for the writer-performers: never cancel your previews.
Catherine: (On the process of writing) "Writing" always means "not writing" to me, because I will do anything to put it off. I think this is mainly because writing anything down and then handing it over to a third party - especially in comedy - is such an exposing act that you naturally want to delay the process.
Catherine: (On how she would have liked to continue as Donna Noble in "Doctor Who") I knew that there would definitely be an end to Donna, at the end of the series, but had that not been the case, had it been open-ended, had there been potential for Donna to stay for another series, I must confess that I'd have said 'yes' like a shot. Could Donna come back? Well, in science fiction anything is possible.
Catherine: (On Stage fright) I don't suffer from stage fright luckily. I think that's because I'm actually a bit of a coward. I do know a lot of actors, a lot of my friends, who get very nervous. I don't think I could push on and do the show if I was that nervous every night. It would take too much from me. I think I would have to turn it in. Perhaps one of the reasons why I don't get stage fright is that I did stand-up comedy early on in my career and that takes your nerves away. I did get what I suppose is akin to stage fright the first time I ever did stand-up, because I actually thought "what am I doing this for? Why would I put myself through this?" But then I did it and I thought, "anything else I do will never be as frightening as that". For example, a play, which somebody else has written, where I'm on stage with other people and other people have been there to direct me, is never going to be as frightening as going out on stage to a crowd of drunk people and firstly, presuming they're going to be quiet, and secondly presuming they're going to listen, and thirdly presuming people are going to laugh.
Catherine Tate: (on playing Donna Noble in Doctor Who) Playing Donna was one of the best experiences of my professional life. There was no down point.
Catherine: (On how being a stay at home mom wasn't an option for her) I don't think that would have been the choice for me because I like to work. Especially if you're lucky enough to do something you love. I will absolutely say that whatever job I was asked to do, whatever schedule I was asked to work, it is never going to be as hard as looking after a child.
Catherine: (On how she is grateful to Russell T. Davies for taking a chance on her by giving her the role of Donna) Oh gosh, I can't thank Russell enough for just making that possible. For many people, I'm sure, what a gamble to take on someone like me who is known, by the vast majority of people, for wearing wigs and comedy teeth.
Catherine: (On why she thinks a woman as The Doctor is not an option for "Doctor Who") I don't think there will ever be a female doctor, you would lose too many young boys as viewers.
Catherine: (On why the theater is not something enjoyed by everyone) What we have to do is stop making theatre a bit of a lah-di-dah thing to do … What needs to be addressed, and I have to say this even though I am in a play: the theatre is too expensive … That's why it's become a pursuit of people who can afford it. And that's what makes it elitist. You have to make theatre inclusive, and at the moment the prices are exclusive.
Catherine: (On how television actors shouldn't be the reason for going to the theater) I think you have to lure people into the theatre not by saying, 'here's a person you'll recognise off the television', it's to get them excited about the theatrical experience – this is really exciting, this is a great play, these are great actors, this story is fantastic, and you will have a fantastic time.
Catherine: (On how even in her darkest hour, she finds inspiration for her comedy) I'm a very negative person, maybe a bit manic, but one thing that gets you through even the darkest hour is a tiny voice which puts it through a filter and turns it out as a sketch at the other end. In any situation - awful, good, or average - there's always part of me thinking, 'That would be a good two-shot there.'
Catherine: (Commenting on the controversy started by the airing of her Christmas Special of The Catherine Tate Show in 2007) I don't know how this Christmas special got so depraved because it isn't what I set out to do.
Catherine: (On what attracted her to her character - Dorothy Ratcliffe - in Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution) She does begin the story as a fairly insignficant character. I think the fact that she does have a good transformation, a proper journey, is what drew me in. That and the script.
Catherine: (How she perceives herself concerning her career) I'm really not ambitious, I'm naturally quite lazy and I actually think I'm lax about my career. None of my work defines who I am.
Catherine: (On her reaction when she was asked to reprise her role of Donna on Doctor Who) I couldn't have been more surprised. I went out to lunch with Julie Gardner and I thought we were just there to chat. When people say, "My jaw hit the floor", I know what they mean! I made my decision as soon as they suggested it - it just took a while to work out the logistics.
Catherine: (On accepting her new position as the Doctor Who companion) I am delighted to be returning to Doctor Who. I had a blast last Christmas and look forward to traveling again through time and space with that nice man from Gallifrey.
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