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Catriona MacColl

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Occupation  Actress
TV shows  Squadron
Role  Actress
Name  Catriona MacColl
Years active  1978–present

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Born  3 October 1954 (age 61) (1954-10-03) London, England, UK
Spouse  Pierre Rocharde (m. 1993), Jon Finch (m. 1982–1987)
Movies  The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, The House by the Cemetery, Horsehead, Lady Oscar
Similar People  Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti, Jon Finch, Giorgio Mariuzzo, Sergio Salvati

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Catriona MacColl (born 3 October 1954) is an English actress who has worked extensively in both film and television across Europe.


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MacColl is recognised for her work on European television and film, mainly in Italy. She has gained somewhat of a cult status, by horror fans, because of her career as an Italian horror actress. MacColl began her career in the late 1970s, making her debut in the French romantic drama Le dernier amant romantique, in which she received a small role. In 1979, she received her first leading role in Lady Oscar, a historical drama directed by Jacques Demy based on the manga Rose of Versailles by Riyoko Ikeda. Following her part in the drama Le fils puni, she appeared in the first of director Lucio Fulci's 'The Gates of Hell Trilogy', City of the Living Dead, playing the role of Mary Woodhouse, with Christopher George.

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In her second role in the trilogy, The Beyond, she plays the role of Liza Merril, a young woman who inherits an infamous hotel in Louisiana only to discover what lies beneath it is one of the seven doors to Hell. MacColl has stated that The Beyond is her most favourable of the trilogy, for the fact that she enjoyed working with the cast and crew, especially David Warbeck, and that it was filmed in New Orleans. The final of the trilogy was The House by the Cemetery, for which she played Lucy Boyle, the mother and wife of a family who move into an old house, unaware that someone or something lives in the basement. MacColl did not originally plan to work in films with such a violent nature, as she had thought that they would not attract an audience, but following the growing fanbase of the trilogy over the years and that the films have received worldwide recognition, she is proud of the success of the trilogy.

She has also appeared in such films as Hawk the Slayer (1980), Afraid of the Dark (1991), A Good Year (2006), and most recently, the 2011 anthology film The Theatre Bizarre. She also starred in the Swiss short comedy film Employé du mois.

MacColl has had a successful career in television. In 1978, she made her television debut in the French series Il était un musicien. Her credits include, the mystery series Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, the short-lived BBC series Squadron, the mini-series The Last Days of Pompeii, Dempsey and Makepeace, The Hardy Boys, and the French soap opera Plus belle la vie.


  • Lady Oscar (1979) - Oscar François de Jarjayes
  • Hawk the Slayer (1980) - Eliane
  • City of the Living Dead (1980) - Mary Woodhouse (as Katriona MacColl)
  • The Beyond (1981) - Liza Merril (as Katherine MacColl)
  • The House by the Cemetery (1981) - Lucy Boyle (as Katherine MacColl)
  • Trois places pour le 26 (1988) - Betty Miller
  • Mangeuses d'Hommes (aka Man Eaters) (1988) - Deborah
  • Jeniec Europy (1989) - Lady Lowe
  • Afraid of the Dark (1991) - Blind Woman
  • A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998) - Mrs. Smith
  • Saint Ange (2004) - Francard
  • A Good Year (2006) - English Woman
  • The Theatre Bizarre (2011) - Mere Antoinette
  • Chimères (2013) - Michelle
  • The Love Punch (2013) - Wedding Guest
  • Horsehead (2014) - Catelyn
  • Television

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  • Squadron (1982; TV series) - Flt. Ct. Dr. Susan Young
  • Histoire d'un bonheur (1982) - Patricia
  • The Last Days of Pompeii (1984 TV mini-series) - Julia
  • Dempsey and Makepeace (TV series)
  • Hors de Combat (1985) - Angie Hughes
  • Katts and Dog (TV series)
  • The Grand Hotel Caper (1989) - Lydia
  • The Hitchhiker (TV series)
  • Garter Belt (1989) - Catherine
  • Counterstrike (TV series)
  • The Lady of the Rhine (1990) - Lorraine Sydberg
  • Strangers (TV series)
  • Touch (1996) - Eva
  • Plus belle la vie (2004–06; TV series)
  • Episode #2.182 (2006) - Ann Boccara
  • Personal life

    MacColl was married to the late actor Jon Finch from 1982-87 and now lives in France.


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