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Kitty Aldridge

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Occupation  Novelist, Actress
Spouse  Mark Knopfler (m. 1997)
Role  Actress

Name  Kitty Aldridge
Nationality  British
Marriage location  Barbados
Kitty Aldridge smiling inside the room
Born  1962 (age 57–58) Bahrain
Children  Katya Ruby Rose Knopfler, Isabella Knopfler
Books  A Trick I Learned from Dead Men, Cryers Hill, Pop
Movies and TV shows  To Play the King, Slipstream, A Room with a View, Maurice, Divorcing Jack
Similar People  Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, Diane Fletcher, Colin Jeavons, Ian Richardson

Kitty aldridge a splendid actress

Kitty Aldridge (born 1962) is a British actress and writer.


Kitty Aldridge wearing a brown coat, pictures on her background

Slipstream (1989) - Trailer

Life and career

Kitty Aldridge with her family attending a celebration

Aldridge was born in Bahrain. After training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, Aldridge worked in film, theatre and television as an actress. Her first novel, Pop, published by Cape (Vintage) in 2001, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002 and shortlisted for the Pendleton May First Novel Award 2002. Her second novel, Cryers Hill, was published by Cape (Vintage) on 1 March 2007.

Kitty Aldridge in a green scarf and a pair of glasses

Aldridge's short story, Arrivederci Les, won the Bridport Short Story Prize 2011.

Kitty Aldridge in a blue blouse

Her third novel, A Trick I Learned from Dead Men, was published by Cape (Vintage) in 2012. It was longlisted for the 2013 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and The Guardian newspaper's Not The Booker Prize 2012.

Aldridge married the former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler on Valentine's Day 1997 in Barbados. They had been a couple for three years. They have two daughters.


Kitty Aldridge with her family attending a celebration
  • Divorcing Jack, 1998 – Agnes Brinn
  • Cadfael, 1997 – episode The Rose Rent, Judith Perle
  • The Ice House, 1997 – Anne Cattrell
  • To Play the King, 1993 – Sarah Harding
  • Heartbeat, 1993 – episode Baby Blues, Sarah Collins
  • Downtown Lagos, 1992 – TV mini-series, Alice Hughes
  • The World of Eddie Weary, 1990 – Barbara Daniels
  • A Little Piece of Sunshine, 1990 (TV)
  • The Paradise Club, 1989 – DI Rosie Campbell
  • Slipstream, 1989 – Belitski
  • Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright, 1989
  • American Roulette, 1988 – Kate Webber
  • Maurice, 1987 – Kitty Hall
  • Porterhouse Blue, 1987 – Serena
  • An African Dream, 1987 – Katherine Hastings
  • A Room with a View, 1985 – New Lucy
  • Marie, 1985 – Anne Woods
  • Awards

    Kitty Aldridge
  • Bridport Short Story Prize 2011
  • References

    Kitty Aldridge Wikipedia