Kate Handford is an actress working in theatre, film + television.
On stage, she has performed at Shakespeare's Globe in Boudica
(Gina McKee), the National Theatre Studio, Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival + more. On screen she will appear in the second season of Tony McNamara’s The Great (Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult), and in The Courier (Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan). Kate has also appeared in various short works for the National Film Board of Canada, It's Nice That & the Venice Art Biennale. An award winning voice over artist, Kate has narrated over 50 audiobooks for Penguin, Bloomsbury, Macmillan + more; features in video games like Kings Bounty II; and voices projects for clients like Google, DeWalt + Zulu Forest Sciences.
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..."
Audible User Review
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."
"Together, Thorpe and Handford make the thoughts, feelings and energy of these young people readily accessible to listeners."