Catherine McCormack

  • Birth Place: Alton, Hampshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Mother passed away from lupus when she was 6.
  • Her first stage performance was at 14, when she played a 60-year-old woman, the lead in Brecht's The Mother.
  • Her hero growing up was Mrs. Overall, a character played by actress Julie Walters in the BBC spoof Acorn Antiques; years later she and Walters appeared together in an Arthur Miller play.
  • Her breakthrough role came as Mel Gibson's love interest in his Oscar-winning Braveheart (1995).
  • In 2008, starred in British stage productions of A Doll's House and The Portrait of a Lady. 
  • The following year, she appeared in another British stage production, Six Characters in Search of an Author.
  • Has directed small films, and says that, had acting not panned out, she may instead have "been a film director in a different life" or owned "a small cinema somewhere where I could program my own seasons."


  • Carol McCormack — Mother
  • Stephen McCormack — Brother
  • Len McCormack — Father


  • Oxford School of Drama, Oxford, England (1996)

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  • Birth Place: Alton, Hampshire, England
  • Profession: Actor