Kate Williams (born in 1941 in London, England, UK) is an English actress from London who trained at London's East 15 Acting School.
She remains best known for two television roles: Joan Booth in the 1970s sitcom Love Thy Neighbour and Audrey Withey in the crime drama Widows (1983). She reprised the role of Audrey in Widows 2 (1985), and for the "ten years later" sequel She's Out (1995). Kate Williams and Ann Mitchell, as Dolly Rawlins, were the only members of the original Widows cast to return.
Williams also starred in the film version of Love Thy Neighbour (1973). Her other film credits include: Edna and the Inebriate Woman, Poor Cow (1967), Till Death Us Do Part (1969), Holiday on the Buses (1973), and Quadrophenia (1979). She also played Mrs Perkins in the film Melody (1971).
Guest roles on TV include: Dixon of Dock Green, On the Buses, Please Sir!, Minder, The Gentle Touch, Just Good Friends, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Only Fools and Horses, May to December, Murder Most Horrid, Lovejoy, Born and Bred, and The Bill.
More recently, she was a regular cast member of the five soap opera Family Affairs as Myra Costello. Williams also appeared in the BBC's popular soap opera EastEnders in 2006 playing Liz Turner. Williams returned as a regular character in 2009, reuniting her with her Love Thy Neighbour co-Star Rudolph Walker. In 2010, it was announced that the character of Liz Turner was to be axed. Williams was last seen in the role in August 2010.
Kate Williams is represented by Gavin Barker Associates. She is currently a teacher and director on the Acting degree course at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham. She directed the 2009 graduating acting students in Les Belles Soeurs by Michel Tremblay.
She directed the 2011 Italia Conti BA (Hons) Actors in Roy William's play, Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads. This ran at the schools own 'Avondale Theatre' - 25 May 2011 - 28 May 2011.
She is currently directing the 2012 Graduates on the BA Acting Course at Italia Conti in J. B. Priestley's "When We Are Married".
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“O slanderous world! Kate like the hazel twig
Is straight and slender, and as brown in hue
As hazelnuts, and sweeter than the kernels.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Teaching creativity to your child isnt like teaching good manners. No one can paint a masterpiece by bowing to another persons precepts about elbows on the table.”
—Gurney Williams III (20th century)