Cate Russell

Height: 5'8"
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Red
Equity Status: Full


Cate will soon be reprising the role of Zadie in MALAPROP’s Blackcatfishmusketeer by Dylan Coburn Gray at Inside Out Theatre, Beijing and The Lyric Theatre, Belfast. She will then be returning to Germany and Switzerland with three new shows for a five week tour with the Wilde Shamrock Touring Theatre.

In 2018 she completed 6 week tour with Wilde Shamrock Touring Theatre with the shows The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, A Brief History of Ireland and Delightful Dublin. She graduated from Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting (Part-time Graduate, 2018). She also appeared in Blackcatfishmusketeer by Dylan Coburn Gray (Malaprop Theatre) in Camden People's Theatre, London in May/June 2018.  She also recently performed in Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play by Rough Magic Seeds, directed by Ronan Phelan in the Project Arts Centre, December 2017.

Cate featured as a lead role in two productions by Malaprop Theatre Company in 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Blackcatfishmusketeer and spirit-of-the-fringe award winning Love+ ran every night in Summerhall Theatre to excellent reviews, which can be found by clicking the following links: The Stage review on Blackcatfishmusketeer. The Scotsman review on Love+ and Blackcatfishmusketeer. The Stage review on Love+.

"the performers should be commended for their infectious energy and expertly-judged comic timing that has the audience in stitches within seconds of the play opening." - The Skinny review on Blackcatfishmusketeer.

In 2016 she completed her BA (Hons) in Drama from the University of Wolverhampton, receiving 1st class honours and the Student of the Year Award. Other recent Dublin productions include Blackcatfishmusketeer (Dublin Fringe), Tiny Plays at Draiocht, and Enjoy (Rough Magic Seeds) at the Project Arts Centre. Prior to that Cate was a core member and deviser with the London-based Theo Adams Company,  an award-winning theatre ensemble, and toured worldwide with their productions of Cry Out, Entertainment and Tonight is Forever. In 2012, they were invited to undertake the prestigious Robert Wilson Residency in the Watermill Centre, NY. She has modeled for editorials in W Magazine, i-D Magazine, and Dazed and Confused. In live art she has performed in London art galleries (Tate Britain, ICA, Union Gallery) and underground performance platforms (Shunt, Eat Your Heart Out).


From "Office Christmas Party"