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Recent audio projects for Penguin include Betrayal by Lesley Pearce, George Orwell's 1935 novel A Clergyman's Daughter as well as Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home - a selection of stories by James Tiptree Jnr., (born Alice Bradley Sheldon) who is widely considered to be a pioneer of feminist science fiction. She also features in How To (Almost) Make Friends on the Internet by Michael Conningham, based on the hilarious Sir Michael Twitter account. Her recent Audible projects include the the weird and horrifying HP Lovecraft-inspired tale Arkham County, starring Stanley Tucci and Alex Kingston.
Her recent work in gaming can be heard in Assassins Creed Saga: Valhalla.
All episodes of the much anticipated TV series Malory Towers are now available to watch on BBC iplayer. The adaptation from King Bert Productions, described in The Guardian as “Downton for kids”, is already receiving a warm reception from fans of Blyton’s books and brand new viewers alike. Catherine appears in Episode 5; The Match, as Miss Gale, a games mistress from Malory Towers’ rival school St Hilda’s.
Catherine and BAZ Productions (the theatre company she co-founded), are beyond proud to have brought The Process, our 4th and final full-scale production, to The Bunker Theatre from January 11th - February 1st 2020.
The story was as accessible as possible, with every show performed in a relaxed environment, every show captioned thanks to The Difference Engine, an audio described performance thanks to Vocaleyes, 3 relaxed performances and 3 post-show panel discussions.
One of the post-show discussions, featuring our Story Consultant Sophie Woolley, Freelance Director Rachel Bagshaw,
Globe Access Manager David Bellwood & our Assistant Director Brian Duffy, chaired by our producer Matt Maltby
The Stage gave The Process 4 stars, say it is a ‘cleverly constructed dystopian thriller… full of empathy, anger, and pleasingly dark humour. Focusing largely on the experiences of D/deaf characters, the text compellingly blends spoken dialogue with British Sign Language, interrogating the often-arbitrary definitions of normalcy that can mean the difference between privilege and discrimination. Heading the cast, Deaf actor Jean St Clair movingly conveys the downward spiral of tech millionaire Jo, betrayed and brutalised by the insidious system she helped to create. Beside her, George Eggay provides some levity as a larger-than-life lawyer, while Catherine Bailey channels frosty, false civility as his status-obsessed wife.”
The Times observed that "Catherine Bailey impresses as a cheerfully brain-dead TV host and a dyspeptic judge" and What's On Stage felt that "Those of us traditionally able to comfortably communicate with our peers suddenly appreciate the struggle that the D/deaf community faces daily. Flipping the tables and demanding that such interpretation now flows two ways instantly intensifies the narrative of The Process.”
Catherine is thrilled to be playing Mary Darling in this new version of Peter Pan for Audible, released as a free Christmas gift to subscribers in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital. This Audible original drama also stars Rupert Everett, Adeel Akhtar, Gerran Howell and Eleanor Worthington-Cox. Listen here!
Catherine is co-artistic director of BAZ Productions, a theatre company committed to making exciting and inclusive work for the past decade. The BAZ team recently announced that their 4th full-scale production, The Process, will run at The Bunker Theatre, from January 11th - February 1st 2020. As well as co-developing the production since 2017, Catherine is dramaturg and will be performing in the show. The production will be performed in English and British Sign Language.
Check out the brand new trailer below:
The BBC and DHX (Canada) are transposing Enid Blyton's popular book series to our screens in 2020.
Catherine has just filmed an exciting role, more to follow soon...
PENGUIN CLassic audiobooks
On 26th September 2019, Penguin Random House launched 50 new audiobooks from the world-renowned Penguin Classics Collection, read by some of the UK and Ireland's best acting talent. Catherine can be heard reading the Poems and Essays of Edgar Allan Poe, alongside Tom Ravenscroft, in The Fall of The House of Usher. This and all the Penguin Classic Audiobooks can be found here.
OThello - Shakespeare's globe
This week The Globe announced the full casting for its production of Othello, directed by Claire Van Kampen and starring Andre Holland and Mark Rylance. Catherine joins the company in the roles of Bianca and The Doge of Venice. For booking details visit the Globe website.
Hetty Feather - Season 4
Coming to CBBC for its fourth series in May 2018, BAFTA award winner Jacqueline Wilson's story of a Victorian girl who was abandoned as a baby in a foundling hospital is as popular as ever. Catherine appears in episode 4, due for transmission on May 28th 2018 at 5pm.
Catherine recently worked on upcoming French feature film, Mr Casanova, directed by the acclaimed Benoît Jacquot. More news here: http://variety.com/2017/film/global/berlinale-benoit-jacquot-mr-casanova-vincent-lindon-1201985701/
Nicole & O.J.
Catherine was thrilled to play an iconic role in this controversial new project, still in production and due for release in March 2019.
Season 2 of The Crown is now streaming on Netflix, with Catherine playing Lady Elizabeth Cavendish. The multi-award winning series, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry, charts the story of Queen Elizabeth II's reign against the backdrop of 20th century Britain.
A Quiet PAssion
in Cinemas Worldwide
From April 4th in the UK and April 14th in the US, A Quiet Passion has been in cinemas picking up excellent reviews. It was Peter Bradshaw's pick of the week in the Guardian, received 5 stars in the Independent and Mark Kermode was full of praise about the film on BBC Film Review. In the US it was Critic's Pick in the New York Times, along with excellent write-ups in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and LA Times. Meanwhile, Catherine has been promoting the film at events including the National Film Awards and The Raindance Independent Filmmaker's Ball and via interviews with the Evening Standard, London Live and BBC Radio.
International Women's Day
March 8th 2017 marked International Women's Day, and to celebrate this, Curzon Soho held a special screening of A Quiet Passion featuring a Q & A with Terence Davies and Catherine after the film. The event, partnered with UN Women UK and the He For She Campaign, gave attendees a free glass of Nyetimber sparkling wine and Green and Blacks ice cream! A great start to a week of cultural events celebrating women.
a festival of British Cinema in the beautiful city of Nîmes
Catherine was delighted to attend the 20th annual Ecrans Britanniques, representing A Quiet Passion with a screening and Q & A. above, festival president Bernard Raynaud arrives at Carré d'art with Catherine, screenwriter Hugh Stoddart, actress Audrey Bastien and directors Charles Garrad and Don Kent.
Pictures courtesy of Gerdy Bertrand.
BFI London Film Festival
A Quiet Passion was nominated for best film in the Official Competition. Catherine attended the screening on October 10th 2016, along with Cynthia Nixon, director Terence Davies, producers Solon Papodopoulos and
Ray Boulter and Executive Producer Andrea Gibson.
Cynthia Nixon, Terence Davies and Catherine Bailey Interviewed on the red carpet at London Film Festival 2016
New York Film Festival
Catherine attended the prestigious festival at The Lincoln Center on October 5th 2016 along with Cynthia Nixon, director Terence Davies and producer Solon Papodopoulos.
Catherine also participated in the Q & A session after the screening.
Watch Catherine's Interview with the
Times Square Chronicles
and read the full article by Suzanna Bowling here:
Raindance opening gala
Catherine is interviewed for Red Carpet News at
the 24th Raindance Festival Opening Night Gala in London 0n 26.09.16
Royal & Derngate and ATG UK Tour
Catherine played Goneril in this production of King Lear, starring Michael Pennington, which played at The Royal & Derngate throughout April 2016 and then toured the UK to Brighton, Oxford, Richmond, York, Manchester, Bath, Truro, Cambridge & Malvern.
A Quiet Passion
A Quiet Passion to get North American Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Below is the trailer, released August 2016.
In Amherst, Massachussets on the set of A Quiet Passion, with Catherine as Miss VB and Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson
And then there were none
And Then There Were None
a 3-part drama for BBC 1 based on Agatha Christie's novel
Catherine played Olivia Hamilton in Sarah Phelps' thrilling production for Mammoth Screen, the team behind Poldark. The production boasted an all-star cast including Charles Dance, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens and Aidan Turner, and was transmitted on BBC1 at 9pm on Boxing Day, 27th and 28th December 2015. The 3-part adaptaion attracted up to 6 million viewers over the festive weekend according to the Guardian online. It would have been Agatha Christie's 125th birthday in 2015, and a public vote to find her most popular novel revealed And Then There Were None the winner.
On set as Olivia Hamilton in
And Then There Were None, BBC, 2015
4th Series of hit period drama on ITV
Stunning period drama Mr Selfridge returns for a 4th series, Catherine plays the role of Nina in Episode 7, due for transmission on February 19th 2016.
an Epic Radio Four Drama about WWI
Catherine plays the role of Margaret Bishop in four episodes of Home Front on BBC Radio 4 at noon on Christmas Eve, 28th December, 4th and 8th January. This incredible series tells the real-life stories of people living during world war one, exactly one hundred years before the date of each broadcast. It is planned to run until 18th November 2018, the centenary of the armistice. Listen to all the episodes here.
"...And in this oppressively masculine play Catherine Bailey is deeply touching as Brutus’s neglected wife” Telegraph, 2014
Shakespeare's Globe to release Julius Caesar in UK and US cinemas from 30th April 2015
Dominic Dromgoole's 2014 production of Julius Caesar will be showing in cinemas across the UK and US from 30th April. Catherine appeared as Portia in this production, which ran at Shakespeare's Globe from June to October 2014. Full details of the Globe on Screen season can be found here: http://onscreen.shakespearesglobe.com/productions/julius-caesar/
the bad, the sad & the broken hearted
Photographs by Paul Biver, 2015
a new play by Elena Pavli, recorded live for
Wireless Theatre at Soho Theatre
15th February 2015
New comic Western "The Bad, The Sad and The Broken Hearted", by Elena Pavli, was recorded for the Wireless Theatre Company at Soho Theatre, with live music from Dan Gillespie Sells and Ciaran Jeremiah of The Feeling. The cast included Shaun Parkes, Stefano Braschi and Martin Starr and was directed by Sony Award winning radio producer Jeremy Mortimer. Catherine played Consuela, a one-eyed prostitute and killer in this wild, Tarantino-inspired rodeo which will be available soon for download on the Wireless Theatre website.