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Kate’s Chance of a life­time

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ate O’mara’s ca­reer-defin­ing roles


in Dy­nasty and Howards’ Way were

still two decades in the fu­ture when she got her best part to date as Ju­lia Main, the tor­mented wife of am­bi­tious so­lic­i­tor David Main (John Stride) in ITV’S The Main Chance.

‘It gives me a chance to act. Vir­tu­ally every scene I play is emo­tional and a real chal­lenge,’ said the ac­tress who, de­spite be­ing pic­tured on horse­back, told us that she didn’t ride very of­ten. ‘It can make your hips spread.’

Kate died on 30 March, 2014, aged 74.

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