Kathryn Hunter is back performing in another fantastic collaboration with Walter Meierjohann, and Colin Teevan; The Emperor. Joined by Temesgen Zeleke, Kathryn Hunter will be on stage at the Young Vic 3 – 24 September. Kathryn has been praised as “an astonishing shape-shifting performer who can play just about anything”* so we thought we’d match that and offer you six astonishing facts about her that you may already know, but even if you do you’ll enjoy being reminded and the emojis anyway…
💁 Kathryn played the Dursley’s neighbour Mrs Areballa Figg in the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. [Spolier alert] Practically saved the Chosen One’s life, didn’t she!
💅 Not only has she acted in multiple productions at the Young Vic, including The Valley of Astonishment, Kafka’s Monkey and Fragments, but she’s also written and directed one; My Perfect Mind.
😎 Kathryn was the first British female to play King Lear professionally.
👸 She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1991 for Best Actress for her performance in The Visit, at the Royal National Theatre.
💯 Kathryn trained at RADA where she is now an associate, and regularly directs student productions.
💃 She was born in New York to Greek parents but raised in Britain. How’s that for a theatre culture tri-factor.