Kate Handford is an actress.
On stage, she has performed at Shakespeare's Globe (Boudica, opposite Gina McKee), the National Theatre Studio, Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival + more. On screen, she will appear in the second season of The Great (Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult), and in The Courier, directed by Dominic Cooke. Kate also features in various short works for the National Film Board of Canada, It's Nice That, Venice Art Biennale, and has ongoing collaborations with Theatre Handmade + filmmaker Prerna Winter.
An award winning voice over artist, Kate has narrated over 50 audiobooks for Penguin, Bloomsbury + more; features in video games like Terminator: Resistance, the forthcoming Horizon Forbidden West + Kings Bounty II. She also voices projects for brands and charities like Google, The Modist + World Animal Protection.
Kate serves as an audition panelist for MA Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and has been an invited guest critic + tutor at London Metropolitan University, Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), Architecture Association + University of Nottingham.
MA Dist., Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2014
BFA Hons., Ryerson University, 2012
"Handford brings her own voice to the book which makes the audiobook an even better experience. It had me in stitches!"
for Life Among the Savages
"The narration is captivating..."
for Raising Demons
"I didn't want to stop listening! Great narration, can't wait for the next book."
"Perfectly understated performance. I loved this version of Rilla: simply read, with just the right emotion."
"Hooked from the first chapter to the end. A very good listen."
"All credit, as usual at the Globe, to a talented and diverse ensemble...
with a detailed performance from Kate Handford, as a Roman refugee..."
Live Theatre UK
"...Kate Handford gives a gutsy performance as Silvia - a Roman civilian who gives voice to some of the more nuanced moral arguments of the play."