Katherine Parkinson

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TV Actress
Date of Birth March 9, 1978
Place of Birth England
Age 42 years old
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Katherine Jane Parkinson is an English actress. She has appeared in several comedy series, including as Jen Barber in Channel 4's The IT Crowd, for which she received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and again in 2014, and a BAFTA TV Award in 2014. She was also a main cast member of the series Doc Martin for three series, and performed the voice-overs for the games Worms Clan Wars and Worms Battlegrounds. She co-starred in Series 1–3 of Humans, a science-fiction drama on AMC/Channel 4, which premiered in June 2015. She has also appeared in such films as How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and The Boat That Rocked.

Born: Katherine Jane Parkinson, March 09, 1978, Hounslow, London, England
Education: St Hilda's College, Oxford, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 2001–present
Spouse(s): Harry Peacock
Children: 2
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About Katherine Parkinson

For her portrayal of Jen Barber on the British comedy program The IT Crowd, she won both a 2014 BAFTA Award and a 2009 British Comedy Award. She is also well known for her role as Pauline Lamb on Doc Martin.

Before Fame

She began her career as a radio and stage actress, contributing to programs such as A Certain Smile and The Odd Half Hour and performing in London productions of The Age of Consent and Camille.


After studying Classics at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, she trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Family Life

She grew up in London, England, as the daughter of Northern Irish-born historian A.F. Parkinson. She and her actor husband, Harry Peacock, welcomed their first child in 2012.


She and Kristin Scott Thomas performed together in a 2007 Royal Court Theatre production of the Chekhov play The Seagull.

Information related to Katherine Parkinson

  • People educated at the Tiffin Girls' School
  • Alumni of St Hilda's College, Oxford
  • English radio actresses
  • Alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
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Latest information about Katherine Parkinson updated on January 14, 2021.

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