Sturdy, unconventionally attractive British actress Kate Magowan built a substantial onscreen career during the mid- to late 2000s. Throughout, she revealed a marked preference for U.K. independent films and a laudable ability to ferret out critically respected material. The actress landed one of her first cinematic roles under the aegis of esteemed director Michael Winterbottom, with a bit part on the filmmaker's 2002 feature 24 Hour Party People -- a hugely ambitious, if imperfect, trip through the musical history of Manchester, England. She followed it up (and received higher billing) with the similarly themed It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004), a mockumentary about the rise and fall of a DJ. Magowan is best known to American audiences, however, for her colorful turn as a witch's slave (opposite Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer) in the 2007 Stardust. The film represented Magowan's first major Hollywood effort. In her native England, Magowan appeared as a guest star on such television series as The Bill and Manchild. She appeared in Julian Gilbey's 2011 thriller A Lonely Place to Die.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Has trained in the Meisner technique of acting, which was developed by Sanford Meisner, American theatre practitioner.
- Her first film role was in 1998.
- Consistently works in film, theatre, television and radio.
- Has starred in three films with her husband: 24 Hour Party People (2002), Devilwood (2006), and Tuesday (2008).
- In 2009, her husband had a serious car crash on his way to a football match, but luckily was not badly injured.