Kate is a native Lancastrian with a husky, lilting quality to her voice. She studied at the Central School of Speech and graduated from the University of Birmingham with a bachelor’s in psychology. She has been a voiceover artist since 1998 and an actress since 2009.
Kate voiced promotions for BBC TV (2005 – 2009) and Sky TV (2006 – 2009). She was an announcer on Channel 4 (2007), Investigation Discovery (2010 – 2013) and Discovery (2008 – 2010). And since May 2017, she’s been announcing on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. She has also managed to squeeze in some BBC Radio 4 announcing shifts (late-2016 and early 2017). She’s been a coach at Kate Walsh Communication since 2014.
For acting roles, Kate is represented by Raif Eyles Personal Management.
Paul R. Jackson corresponded with Kate in June 2018 and asked about her career: “I’ve been a voiceover for over 20 years and highlights include being the ‘fight noises’ for Mother Russia in Kick Ass 2, (another lady did her speaking – not the actual actress in vision) and of course reading the Shipping Forecast a few times in my brief stint as a Radio 4 announcer. Other than that, being a fat duck; a British Gas blue flame was fun too! Acting-wise, I have done a number of things from being Baptista in Taming of the Shrew, to being a startled mum in a Coldplay video.
“As you’ll see from my showreel resume, I’ve done loads of stuff from audio books for the RNIB to corporate jobs. I was also a lead singer, and highlights there include being the vocalist for a Gilbert and George exhibition. Obviously being here at the BBC is brilliant, and it means my mum gets to be proud every time she hears me. I must say I feel very privileged to be able to do something I genuinely love and care about. I am also very proud to be a voice on three BBC channels: BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. I started here at the BBC last May with my first training shift on 20th February 2017 and did a few shifts for Radio 4 from the end of 2016 to early 2017.”
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