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.