Bio

Kate Bateman is an actor/writer based in Vancouver, BC. Born in London, England, she spent most of her life in Edmonton, where she studied acting in the BA and BFA programs at the University of Alberta, training under some of Canada’s most experienced and renowned theatre artists and educators. During those years, she co-founded the company Theatre Plastic and learned how to splice 16mm film stock with the good people at FAVA.

Acting in short films, theatre, commercials and Cabaret has brought her everywhere from Winnipeg to Taiwan and Kelowna to Italy. In 2008, she moved to Vancouver to pursue film and television in earnest. Commercial work has been good, allowing her to be depressed and even taking her to the Bahamas for 2 weeks. Recently, she booked her first television pilot on The Killing and played the lead in a short independent film, TORA, starring opposite David Suzuki.

In 2009, she also graduated from the Humber College School for Creative Writers, where she honed her writing skills under a personal mentor, award-winning poet/novelist Karen Connelly, who helped take her own novel-length project though 2nd and 3rd drafts.

Favourite theatre roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Karen in Speed-the-Plow, Varya in The Cherry Orchard, Queen Elizabeth 1 in The Clink, Chick Boyle in Crimes of the Heart, Lear in the first 3 acts of King Lear, Claire Zachanassian in The Visit, and Heloise in the one-woman show she wrote and produced herself, entitled Heloise, Observed One Night at the Moment of Temptation.