Kate is 5' 6" (1.68 m) tall.
While the other characters in Shaun of the Dead were written with no particular actor or actress in mind, Liz, played by Kate in the movie, was specifically written for her.
For her role in This Little Life as Sadie, the mother of a severely premature child, Kate spent time researching on the condition in a neo-natal unit at a hospital in North London.
In September 2002, Kate was one of the keynote speakers of Theatre's Shock Therapy, a two-day international conference on British Drama in the 1990s. It was held at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
Kate was recognized by European Film Promotion as one of European films' Shooting Stars in 2001.
Kate graduated from Rose Bruford College in 1993.
In 2004, Kate was part of the BBC4 radio plays Island and About a Dog.
Kate's theatrical credits include Bearing Fruit, The Importance of Being Earnest, Three Sisters/Break of Day, Shopping and F***ing, A Collier's Friday Night, Peaches, and The Positive Hour.
In 2006, Kate was in the music video of "Leave Before the Lights Come on" by Arctic Monkeys.
Awards and Nominations:
2000 - British Independent Film Award, Best Actress for The Low Down (nominated)
2001 - British Independent Film Award, Best Actress for Late Night Shopping (won)
2003 - British Independent Film Award, Best Actress for This Little Life (nominated)
2004 - RTS Television Award, Best Female Actor (TV) This Little Life (won)
2005 - Empire Award, Best British Actress for Shaun of the Dead (nominated)
Kate: Often the only people who see plays are those who love theatre already – they're not a diverse group. If you can widen that group at all, then great.
Kate: Drama should make us confront our emotions. People are going through similar things all the time in real life. Thought-provoking is good.
Kate: (on working with Tim Roth) Working with Tim is great. I've worked with him once before because he directed me in The War Zone. That really makes a big difference we have a kind of shorthand. It's really good working with him.
Kate: (on her role as Miranda in "Secret Smile") It's rare to get such a good part. I don't think there are many roles where you have got so much to do. It was hard work, but there was something nice about that. Sometimes, the hardest part is the waiting, or being called in early and not being used.
Kate: I don't feel I've broken through. I'm still not considered 'a name' and that frustrates me. It seems these things are based on your celebrity rather than your body of work. That can be depressing.