Ex-spouse Mark Strong
|Name Cathryn Bradshaw|
Years active 1989–present
|Full Name Cathryn Ann Bradshaw|
Born 13 January 1964Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Education Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Marriage location Lancashire, United Kingdom
TV shows Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Chancer, Frank Stubbs Promotes
Movies The Mother, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Like Minds, Venus, Bert Rigby - You're a Fool
Similar People Charlotte Coleman, Gregory J Read, Anne Reid, Roger Michell, Mark Strong
Cathryn Bradshaw (born 13 January 1964, Blackpool) is an English actress, perhaps best known for her role in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
Cathryn Bradshaw was born in Blackpool in 1964 and brought up in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire where she attended Breck School. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, alongside Louise Plowright and Mark Strong, and graduated in 1987.
She married actor Mark Strong in Lancashire in 1989, but the marriage ended in divorce after only a few years.
Bradshaw's first television role came in 1988 when she played the Princess in an episode of The Storyteller. The following year she appeared in an episode of Inspector Morse and also in the 1989 comedy musical film, Bert Rigby, You're a Fool alngside Robert Lindsay and Robbie Coltrane.
Then in 1990 she played Melanie in the acclaimed BBC television drama Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit opposite Charlotte Coleman. She also appeared in four episodes of the ITV crime drama Chancer. She made a number of television appearances throughout the 1990s,. In 1996, Bradshaw appeared at the National Theatre in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, and from 1997 to 1999 she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company She has also appeared in Down to Earth and Midsomer Murders.
In 2003 she played Paula in romantic drama film, The Mother opposite Daniel Craig. And in 2004 she played Mary Webb in the BBC musical drama Blackpool. She appeared in two films in 2006. Firstly, the romantic comedy Venus, as Jillian. She appeared in the psychological thriller Like Minds as Helen Colbie. She played Margaret Littlefair in the satirical black comedy television series Suburban Shootout which aired on Five and Paramount Comedy in the United Kingdom. In 2007 she appeared in an episode of the BBC sitcom Lead Balloon.