The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - FEATURE -

didn’t think that act­ing was a real job un­til I got to work on the set of The Tu­dors and I saw how peo­ple work ev­ery day.

‘I came home one day and I told my mum, “I’m quit­ting work and I’m be­com­ing an ac­tor! I found an agent and I got a job!” I could see her face go­ing through a range of emo­tions, but by the end of it she was okay, rather than say­ing, “You’re giv­ing up work af­ter get­ting your good ed­u­ca­tion!” They were cau­tious about me be­com­ing an ac­tor. But now they’re very proud of me.’

Over the past six years, Katie has worked con­sis­tently, mostly in TV. She played the evil Mor­gana g for five y years on the BBC drama Mer­lin M — a role she re­ally re en­joyed. Her char­ac­ter ch de­vel­oped a some­what so ob­ses­sive fan fa fol­low­ing and two years y ago Mor­gana’s face fa even graced a Bri­tish B postage stamp.

Kat ie has been liv­ing li in Lon­don for the th past sev­eral years; she sh says she loves the city c and feels very much m at home there. A mem­ber of ex­clu­sive si clubs such as The Soho S Hous e a nd Cen­tury C House, her friends in­clude Char­lotte Salt, Emilia Fox, Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch and Clive Owen. But de­spite en­joy­ing her full life in Lon­don, Katie says she’s still home­sick for Wick­low and her fam­ily. She is very close to her three broth­ers, with whom she shared a flat when they were all stu­dents. ‘When you’re an ac­tor, you have to di­vorce your­self from where you live. You end up go­ing wher­ever the work is.

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