Katrin Cartlidge (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Katrin Juliet Cartlidge was an English actress. She first appeared on screen as Lucy Collins in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, before going on to win the 1997 Evening Standard Film Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Career Girls. Her other film appearances included Leigh’s Naked, Before the Rain, Breaking the Waves and From Hell.

Born: Katrin Juliet Cartlidge, May 15, 1961, Westminster, London, England
Died: September 7, 2002, London, England
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1982–2002
Notable work: Naked (1993), Breaking the Waves (1996), Career Girls (1997)
Partner(s): Peter Gevisser
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About Katrin Cartlidge

Famous for her roles in the films of Lars von Trier and Mike Leigh, Cartlidge appeared in movies such as Topsy-Turvy and Career Girls. She is also remembered for her starring roles in several of the films of Macedonian writer and director Milcho Manchevski.

Before Fame

Early in her career, she played the role of Lucy Collins on the early 1980s soap opera Brookside. Her first leading big-screen role was in the 1993 Mike Leigh feature Naked.


Tragically, she died suddenly in her early forties as the result of a rare type of tumor. After her death, her colleagues established the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation in her honor.

Family Life

She grew up in London as the child of a German-Jewish mother and a British father. She later had a long-term relationship with Peter Gevisser.


In 2001, she appeared with Toni Collette in the indie film Hotel Splendide.

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