Katy Bartrop


Training and Education

A gifted linguist and actor Katy speaks French and German. She initially graduated from Nottingham University with a BA Honors Degree in French before training for three years as an actor and director at The Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing, London.


Prior to going to drama school, Katy worked as a PA for an English barrister in Paris for 18 months, very often mistaken for being French due to her impeccable accent. She has appeared as an actress on stage and screen, most recently as the Narrator and Weasel in The Wind in the Willows at the Bloomsbury Theatre and on National Tour, as Estella in Great Expectations at The Shaw Theatre, Natasha in Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Moscow Arts Theatre, Boudicca’s daughter in a pilot for the feature film Boudicca, in three episodes of the TV series Perfect Man and in several TV commercials and music videos. Her directing credits include the sell-out 25th Anniversary run of the political satire show NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre), Alan Ayckbourn’s Things we do for Love, Chekhov’s A Daughter of Albion (Edinburgh Festival), Othello (Shaw Theatre) and Everyone Loves Me for Chain Reaction Theatre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Katy, former Head of Acting at The Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing London, is currently a Drama Coach at Stagecoach drama schools in Kensington and Fulham, a teacher of acting and directing at ASAD and on the school's education committee.

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