Kate Magowan

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Kate Magowan
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Magowan in 2008
Katie Victoria Magowan

(1975-06-01) 1 June 1975 (age 47)
Harrow, London, England
Other namesKate Simm
  • Actress
  • producer
Years active1998–2015
Known forEastEnders (2013–2014)
(m. 2004)

Katie Victoria "Kate" Magowan (born 1 June 1975) is an English actress and producer. She has been in film, theatre, television and radio productions. Her best known role is Princess Una in the 2007 feature film Stardust. She is married to actor John Simm.

Early life[edit]

After finishing high school, and having trained as a dancer, she graduated from the Actors' Institute, London and has trained in the Meisner technique.

Acting career[edit]

She began her screen career in season 2 of Dream Team, Sky 1's first original drama series. She went on to appear in many films and television roles including the role of Princess Una in the magical film Stardust in 2007, Kidulthood,, Screwed, A Lonely Place to Die and It's All Gone Pete Tong.


She made her stage debut in a production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls and has gone on to work consistently in film, theatre, television and radio.


Magowan appeared in Spotless, playing Sonny Clay. She has also featured in two episodes of the third series of Primeval as Eve.[1] She also stars as Martha Bannerman in four episodes of A Dinner of Herbs by Catherine Cookson, a TV series made for British television. She most recently appeared in series 15 of Silent Witness in the two-part story 'Domestic' as murder victim Justine Thompson.

From 2013 to 2014, she played Sadie Young in EastEnders.[2]


Her film credits include leading roles in Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People, Sonya in It's All Gone Pete Tong, Princess Una in Stardust, Jenny in A Lonely Place to Die, Danielle in Screwed, Mrs Gammon in Elfie Hopkins and Natalie in Outside Bet.

Personal life[edit]

Magowan married actor John Simm in April 2004 in the Forest of Dean. They have two children: son Ryan and daughter Mollie.[3]

Magowan and Simm have appeared together in four films: 24 Hour Party People, Is Harry On The Boat?, the award-winning short film Devilwood and the heist thriller Tuesday, as well as in the BBC Series Exile.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Dream Team Helen Jensen
1999 The Bill Paula Collins Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
2000 It Was an Accident Dr. Gray
A Dinner of Herbs Martha Bannerman 3 episodes
2001 The Bill Merita Berisha Episode: "Promised Land"
Is Harry on the Boat? Carmen TV film
Fourplay Claudia
Girl at Serpentine
2002 Nailing Vienna Denise
24 Hour Party People Yvette
2003 Murder in Mind Eloise Duvall Episode: "Echoes"
Manchild Melissa Episode: "2.1"
2004 It's All Gone Pete Tong Sonja Slowinski
2006 Kidulthood Stella
Devilwood Rosetti Short film
2007 Stardust Princess
2008 New Tricks Catherine Austin Episode: "Final Curtain"
Tuesday Angie
2009 Primeval Eve Episode: "3.8"
Episode: "3.9"
Stowaway Rose Short film
2010 The Bill Emma Sorrel Episodes: "Ricochet", "Impact" Mrs. Richards
GoldenEye 007 Xenia Onatopp Video game; voice and likeness
2011 A Lonely Place to Die Jenny
Exile[4] Jane
2012 Screwed Danielle
Silent Witness Justine Thompson Episode: "Domestic"
2013–14 EastEnders Sadie Young 41 episodes
2013 Mad Dogs Rachel Baxter 1 episode
2015 Spotless Sonny Clay 10 episodes


  1. ^ "Actress Kate Magowan lights up instagram as she joins social media site". Essex-TV. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Kate Magowan Joins 'EastEnders' As Glamorous Businesswoman Sadie Young". HuffPost UK. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ "John Simm: 'I don't feel anything when I film any more'". The Guardian. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Episode 1, Exile - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 18 April 2016.

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