Catherine studied drama at Stratford-upon-Avon College and then Manchester University. She was also a member of the prestigious Stage 2 Youth Theatre in Birmingham. She began her acting career at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and has since worked in theatre, television and radio for companies including: the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC (including BBC America), Granada, Company Pictures, Out of Joint, the Finborough and has performed at both the Gielgud and the Wyndham’s Theatres in the West End.
Catherine has a background in the development of new writing at the Finborough, the Bush, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Out of Joint and with Hightide Festival; having worked on and performed in the early plays of James Graham, Nick Payne and Nick Gill. She has also devised work with the KAOS and Platform 4.