Katherine Parkinson Bio | Wiki
Katherine Parkinson is an English actress. She appeared in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd comedy series as Jen Barber. Katherine received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and 2014 and was nominated twice for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance, winning in 2014.
She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has appeared on stage in the plays The Seagull, Cock, and Home, I’m Darling, for which she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Katherine Parkinson Age
Katherine was born on March 9, 1978, in Hounslow, United Kingdom. She is 44 years old.
Katherine Parkinson Height
She is a woman of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Appro. 1.68 m).
Katherine Parkinson Family
She was born in Hounslow, London to her parents Alan Parkinson and Janet Parkinson. Katherine’s mother is English and her father is Northern Irish and a historian. She grew up in Tolworth and Surbiton.
Katherine Parkinson Husband | Harry Peacock
Katherine is married to actor Harry Peacock. She is the daughter-in-law of the late Trevor Peacock. Together, the couple has two children Dora Peacock and Gwendolyn Peacock.
Katherine Parkinson Education
She studied at Tiffin Girls’ School before reading classics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Katherine then studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, although she left before graduating in order to star in the play The Age of Consent, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2001
Katherine Parkinson Doc Martin
She was also a main cast member of the series Doc Martin for three series. She played Pauline Lamb, a doctor’s receptionist and later phlebotomist, in series two to four of the long-running ITV comedy-drama series Doc Martin. While working on Doc Martin, she was asked by her LAMDA friend Chris O’Dowd to audition for the comedy series The IT Crowd as the show was having trouble casting a female lead.
Katherine Parkinson Taskmaster
She appeared in series 10 of Taskmaster in 2020. Katherine won the second episode but was behind in total points for the majority of the series, and ended up in last place.
Katherine Parkinson Sherlock
In 2012, Katherine made a guest appearance as Kitty Riley in “The Reichenbach Fall”, the second series finale of the series Sherlock. Sherlock is a British mystery crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.
Katherine Parkinson The IT Crowd
She was asked by her LAMDA friend Chris O’Dowd to audition for the comedy series The IT Crowd as the show was having trouble casting a female lead. In an interview with The Independent, Katherine said that the show‘s creator Graham Linehan originally wanted Jen to be “likable” but that “I know what he wanted now – he wanted her to be the more normal person people could relate to.”
The IT Crowd premiered in 2006 and ran for four series, ending in 2014. While the character served as a straight man to the two main male characters, Parkinson’s performance was well received by critics and audiences, with her being nominated for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2011. She went on to win the award in 2014.
Katherine Parkinson Spreadsheet
In 2021, Katherine played Lauren in Spreadshht, an Australian television comedy-drama series streaming on Paramount+. The eight-part series was created and written by Kala Ellis. It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios and will broadcast in the UK on Channel 4.
The show was developed in-house at Northern Pictures by Kala Ellis and Darren Ashton, who was joined in the writer’s room by writer Romina Accurso and comedian Rhys Nicholson
Katherine Parkinson Net Worth
She earns her wealth from her career, therefore, she has amassed a fortune over the years. Katherine’s estimated net worth is $2 million.
Who Is Katherine Parkinson Husband
She is married to actor Harry Peacock. She is the daughter-in-law of the late Trevor Peacock. Together, the couple has two children Dora Peacock and Gwendolyn Peacock.