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Who is actress Kate Ashfield?
Kate Ashfield was born on 28 May 1972, in Birmingham, England, and is an actress, probably best known for being a part of the Anglo-German film entitled “Late Night Shopping”, in which she played the role of Jody, and for appearing in films such as “This Little Life” and “Shaun of the Dead”, during a career which began in the mid-‘90s.
Getting Rich Through Acting
How rich is Kate Ashfield? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress, including theatrical work and appearing in several television shows. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Becoming a Part of the In-Yer-Face Theatre Movement
Kate attended the King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, and was one of the first girls to enter the sixth form of King Edward VI Five Ways. During her time there, she appeared in her first theatre production, and also took part in “As You Like It” which is a William Shakespeare play. She became involved with several local theatre groups, and after matriculating, would continue her education as a part of Rose Bruford College.
After completing her training, she began by appearing in various theatre, film and television projects. In 1994, she had her first film role as Ella in “Princess Caraboo”, the film based on the real life character of the same name who pretended to be an exotic princess from a faraway land fooling a British town for months before being uncovered. The following year she made her first professional stage appearance in a production entitled “Blasted”, the first play written by author Sarah Kane, initially regarded as highly controversial, but was later reassessed by numerous critics. In 1996, Ashfield appeared topless in another controversial play entitled “Shopping and Fucking”, but her net worth was well established.
Moving Towards a Career in Movies and Television
Due to the controversy that was the in-yer-face theatre movement, Kate became a noted speaker about the subject, and even talked about it in a conference held at the University of the West of England. In 2009, she appeared in the short film “War School” which was intended to raise awareness on the use of child soldiers; the film producers also sold soccer balls, with proceeds going to the Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers.
Kate continued with several projects such as “The Diary of Anne Frank”, a miniseries adaptation by BBC based on “The Diary of a Young Girl” written by Anne Frank a Jewish girl executed by the Nazis. Her next project would be the five part television series “Collision” which tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives start to become connected after a devastating car crash. In 2011, Ashfield appeared as a part of the BBC TV drama “United”, playingd the role of Alma George who was then the Manchester United club secretary; the project was based on the Munich air disaster in 1958 which killed 23 people, including members of the Manchester United Football team along with journalists and supporters.
Some of her recent work involves several independent productions – she was a part of the supernatural horror film “When the Lights Went Out”, which tells the story of a family whose daughter is haunted by a demonic ghost of a monk, and another ghost of a young girl. In 2012, she became a part of another horror film entitled “Byzantium” , a tale of a mother and daughter vampire who move into a rundown hotel, which attracted positive reviews. She was also a part of the film “Nymphomaniac”, which starred Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, and Stacy Martin.
Ashfield has also appeared in the TV drama series “Midsomer Murders” which is based on the books entitled “Chief Inspector Barnaby” written by Caroline Graham. A more recent project was in the mystery series entitled “Secrets and Lies” which ran from 2015 to 2016, based on the Australian television series of the same name and follows a female detective as she investigates various homicide cases. To date, Kate has appeared in almost 50 film, stage and TV productions.
What is Kate’s Marital Status?
Rumours abound that Kate married rather secretively, but if true her husband stays well out of sight. Kate is known to have a teenage son, and another rumour has her pregnant again, at the age of 45!
Kate Ashfield on Social Media – Twitter
Kate is primarily on social media through the website Twitter, on which she showcases her acting and writing work. However, she isn’t very active on her account and made her last tweet during January 2018, prior to which she posted regularly if infrequently, every several months. She mainly posts about some of her recent projects, and is also promoting some of the work by writer Grant Gillespie, who is best known for his novels and acting work including in “Kingsman – The Golden Circle”.