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Katherine Parkinson

Katherine Parkinson

Highest Rated: 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Nan Movie (2022)

Birthday: Mar 9, 1978

Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Katherine Parkinson was a British stage, TV, film, and radio actress best known for her lead role on the cult-favorite comedy "The IT Crowd" (Channel 4 2006-2014). Parkinson was born March 9, 1978 in London, England, though she grew up in the city's suburbs. She studied Classics at St. Hilda's College, Oxford before studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She met her future "IT Crowd" co-star Chris O'Dowd at the two-year program before dropping out for a role in the play "The Age of Consent." In 2006, she landed a role as the tech-illiterate office manager Jen in "The IT Crowd," a role that won her a BAFTA and wide recognition as a British comedian. She continued to take on roles on stage, both comedic and dramatic, as well as making appearances on BBC Radio 4. In 2007, she appeared in a production of "The Seagull" alongside Kristin Scott Thomas at London's Royal Court Theatre. She appeared in the British 1960s ensemble comedy film "The Boat That Rocked" (2009), alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, and Kenneth Branagh. (The film was called "Pirate Radio" for its North American release.) For her return to episodic TV, Parkinson was cast in a key role in the science-fiction series "Humans" (Channel 4 2015), the British remake of the hit Swedish show "Real Humans" (SVT 2012- ).

Highest rated movies

81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
66% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break
60% Pirate Radio
52% Easy Virtue
40% How to Fake a War 0% The Nan Movie

Photos

PIRATE RADIO, (aka THE BOAT THAT ROCKED), Katherine Parkinson, 2009. Ph: Rankin/©Focus Features Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 102', Season 1, Ep. #2, 07/05/2015, ©AMC The Honorable Woman, Katherine Parkinson, 'The Paring Knife', Season 1, Ep. #8, 09/18/2014, ©SC Humans, from left: Lucy Carless, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Theo Stevenson, 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, Tom Goodman-Hill (L), Katherine Parkinson (R), 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, Tom Goodman-Hill (L), Katherine Parkinson (R), 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, from left: Lucy Carless, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Theo Stevenson, 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 101', Season 1, Ep. #1, 06/28/2015, ©AMC Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 101', Season 1, Ep. #1, 06/28/2015, ©AMC Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 101', Season 1, Ep. #1, 06/28/2015, ©AMC Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 101', Season 1, Ep. #1, 06/28/2015, ©AMC Humans, from left: Lucy Carless, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Theo Stevenson, 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, Tom Goodman-Hill (L), Katherine Parkinson (R), 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC The Honorable Woman, Katherine Parkinson, 'The Mother Line', Season 1, Ep. #6, 09/04/2014, ©SC The Honorable Woman, Katherine Parkinson, 'The Mother Line', Season 1, Ep. #6, 09/04/2014, ©SC The Honorable Woman, Reeve Fletcher (L), Katherine Parkinson (C), Nicole Lopes (R), 'The Empty Chair', Season 1, Ep. #1, 07/31/2014, ©SC THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, (AKA THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY), FROM LEFT: KATHERINE PARKINSON, TOM COURTENAY, KIT CONNOR, PENELOPE WILTON, MICHIEL HUISMAN, LILY JAMES, 2018. PH: KERRY BROWN/© NETFLIX Humans, from left: Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Colin Morgan, Lucy Carless, 'Episode 108', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/16/2015, ©AMC Humans, Katherine Parkinson, 'Episode 101', Season 1, Ep. #1, 06/28/2015, ©AMC

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 51% The Nan Movie Nell (Character) - 2022
66% 60% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break Clemmie (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pandemonium Rachel Jessop (Character) - 2020
40% No Score Yet How to Fake a War Kate (Character) - 2019
81% 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Isola Pribby (Character) - 2018
60% 71% Pirate Radio Felicity (Character) $8.0M 2009
52% 47% Easy Virtue Marion Whittaker (Character) $2.7M 2008

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here We Go Rachel Jessop (Character) 2022 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travel Man: 48 Hours in... Self 2022
50% No Score Yet Spreadsheet Lauren (Character) 2021
76% No Score Yet Hitmen Kat (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 94% Taskmaster Contestant 2020
78% 67% Defending The Guilty Caroline (Character) 2018-2019
94% 86% Hang Ups Karen Muller (Character) 2018
94% 85% Humans Laura (Character) 2015-2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Myths Ange (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Club Kim Hall (Character) 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kennedys Brenda Kennedy (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Would I Lie to You? Contestant 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Carr: Chatty Man Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honourable Woman Rachel Stein (Character) 2014
100% 91% Inside No. 9 Unknown (Character) 2014
85% 88% The IT Crowd Jen (Character) 2006-2008 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Unknown (Character) 2012
78% 83% Sherlock Kitty Riley (Guest Star) 2012
82% 96% Doc Martin Pauline Lamb (Character) 2005-2007 2009