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'''Katherine "Katie" [=McGrath=]''' (born 24 October 1983) is an Irish actress best known for playing Morgana in the BBC series ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' and [[TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Margaret]] in the 2009 TV docu-drama series ''The Queen''. She has also appeared in ''TheTudors'' and the horror film ''RedMist'' (or ''Freakdog'' as it was titled in the US) and is to play one of the main characters in the 2013 NBC adaptation of ''Series/{{Dracula}}''.

Originally, she worked behind-the-scenes as a wardrobe assistant on ''TheTudors''. She was then tapped to be an extra in one scene, and... The rest may well be history, depending on how her career goes.

Named one of the 50 Hottest Irish Women by ''Complex Magazine'' in March, 2011.

And she really likes NathanFillion, really.

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!!Her Films Include:
* ''RedMist'' (2008) -- [[AlphaBitch Harriet]]
* ''W.E.'' (2011) -- [[RomanticRunnerUp Lady Thelma Furnes]]
* ''A Princess for Christmas'' (2011) -- [[CuteClumsyGirl Jules Daly]]
* ''Leading Lady'' (2014) -- Jodi Rutherford
!!Her Television Roles Include:
* ''Damage'' -- Rachel
* ''TheTudors'' -- [[BitCharacter Bess]]
* ''The Roaring 20's'' -- Vixen.
* ''The Queen'' - [[BrokenBird Princess Margaret]]
* ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' -- [[StarMakingRole Morgana]]
* ''Literature/{{Labyrinth}}'' -- [[FemmeFatale Oriane]]
* ''Dates'' -- [[PerkyGoth Kate]]
* ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' -- Lucy Westenra
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!!Tropes associated with this actress's work include:

* BlueBlood: Not in real life, but her rather aristocratically pale good looks seem to make her a natural choice for such roles, to the extent that she has already played ''two'' British princesses (''The Queen'', ''{{Series/Merlin}}'') and a Viscountess (''W.E.'').
* CelebrityResemblance: To KeiraKnightley. It's rather amusing if you check the archives for ''TheTudors'' on ''TelevisionWithoutPity'', for long before she [[RetroactiveRecognition became recognisable in other roles]], all the commentators there described her as "the KeiraKnightley lookalike".
** She also bears a resemblance to Dianna Agron, at least in face if not in body.
* TheDanza: Kate in ''Dates''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Often barefoot in her modelling shoots.
* DyeingForYourArt: Naturally blonde, but dyed her hair dark for ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. She's gone back to blonde for ''Series/{{Dracula}}''.
* FakeNationality: Her speciality. She hasn't actually played an Irish chararacter onscreen since ''The Roaring Twenties'' in 2008.
** FakeAmerican: Jules Daly in ''A Princess for Christmas''.
** FakeBrit: Most of her more widely seen roles so far, including Morgana, Princess Margaret, Lady Thelma Furnes and Lucy Westenra.
* {{Goth}}: In her earlier roles, most notably Vixen in ''The Roaring 20's''. Her character Kate in ''Dates'' also has elements of this.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks quite a lot like Creator/JenniferConnelly in ''Film/{{Creation}}''.
* MistakenNationality: She's Irish but because she works on British TV, nearly always plays British characters and her accent isn't familiar outside Ireland a lot of people think she's British.
* NamesTheSame: This particular Katie [=McGrath=] is ''not'' married to Creator/JJAbrams.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Most of her roles though ''A Princess for Christmas'' sees her use an American accent.
** In ''Dates'' and (especially) ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' she does adopt a full blown Brit accent.
* OneOfUs: She has cheerfully confessed many times that's she's a huge fantasy and sci-fi geek, even going so far as to say that her favourite thing about the [[Series/{{Merlin}} Morgana]] action figure is that it is exactly the right size to fit in her toy ''[[Franchise/StarWars Millennium Falcon]]'', part of a reportedly very large collection.
** And an impressive 'Merlin' shipper - various DVD commentaries and interviews have revealed she ships Arthur/Merlin, Merlin/Morgana, and possibly Morgana/Gwen too.
* PlayingAgainstType: She is best known for playing elegant upper class Brits in historical (or [[Series/{{Merlin}} pseudo historical]]) settings but ''A Princess for Christmas'' sees her playing a lower middle class American heroine. To a lesser extent Kate in ''Dates'' who is still British but a modern day Goth lesbian.
* PsychoticSmirk: Her defining facial expression as Morgana, at least in later episodes of ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* StarMakingRole: Morgana in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Katie speaks with a 'Dublin posh' accent that is rarely heard in TV or film, and misleadingly sounds 'British' to unfamiliar ears. In fact it is a homegrown Irish accent (compare her performance in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' - where she uses her ''real'' accent - with her performance in ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' where she adopts a British accent.)
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'''Katherine "Katie" [=McGrath=]''' (born 24 October 1983) is an Irish actress best known for playing Morgana in the BBC series ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' and [[TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Margaret]] in the 2009 TV docu-drama series ''The Queen''. She has also appeared in ''TheTudors'' and the horror film ''RedMist'' (or ''Freakdog'' as it was titled in the US) and is to play one of the main characters in the 2013 NBC adaptation of ''Series/{{Dracula}}''.

Originally, she worked behind-the-scenes as a wardrobe assistant on ''TheTudors''. She was then tapped to be an extra in one scene, and... The rest may well be history, depending on how her career goes.

Named one of the 50 Hottest Irish Women by ''Complex Magazine'' in March, 2011.

And she really likes NathanFillion, really.

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!!Her Films Include:
* ''RedMist'' (2008) -- [[AlphaBitch Harriet]]
* ''W.E.'' (2011) -- [[RomanticRunnerUp Lady Thelma Furnes]]
* ''A Princess for Christmas'' (2011) -- [[CuteClumsyGirl Jules Daly]]
* ''Leading Lady'' (2014) -- Jodi Rutherford
!!Her Television Roles Include:
* ''Damage'' -- Rachel
* ''TheTudors'' -- [[BitCharacter Bess]]
* ''The Roaring 20's'' -- Vixen.
* ''The Queen'' - [[BrokenBird Princess Margaret]]
* ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' -- [[StarMakingRole Morgana]]
* ''Literature/{{Labyrinth}}'' -- [[FemmeFatale Oriane]]
* ''Dates'' -- [[PerkyGoth Kate]]
* ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' -- Lucy Westenra
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!!Tropes associated with this actress's work include:

* BlueBlood: Not in real life, but her rather aristocratically pale good looks seem to make her a natural choice for such roles, to the extent that she has already played ''two'' British princesses (''The Queen'', ''{{Series/Merlin}}'') and a Viscountess (''W.E.'').
* CelebrityResemblance: To KeiraKnightley. It's rather amusing if you check the archives for ''TheTudors'' on ''TelevisionWithoutPity'', for long before she [[RetroactiveRecognition became recognisable in other roles]], all the commentators there described her as "the KeiraKnightley lookalike".
** She also bears a resemblance to Dianna Agron, at least in face if not in body.
* TheDanza: Kate in ''Dates''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Often barefoot in her modelling shoots.
* DyeingForYourArt: Naturally blonde, but dyed her hair dark for ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. She's gone back to blonde for ''Series/{{Dracula}}''.
* FakeNationality: Her speciality. She hasn't actually played an Irish chararacter onscreen since ''The Roaring Twenties'' in 2008.
** FakeAmerican: Jules Daly in ''A Princess for Christmas''.
** FakeBrit: Most of her more widely seen roles so far, including Morgana, Princess Margaret, Lady Thelma Furnes and Lucy Westenra.
* {{Goth}}: In her earlier roles, most notably Vixen in ''The Roaring 20's''. Her character Kate in ''Dates'' also has elements of this.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks quite a lot like Creator/JenniferConnelly in ''Film/{{Creation}}''.
* MistakenNationality: She's Irish but because she works on British TV, nearly always plays British characters and her accent isn't familiar outside Ireland a lot of people think she's British.
* NamesTheSame: This particular Katie [=McGrath=] is ''not'' married to Creator/JJAbrams.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Most of her roles though ''A Princess for Christmas'' sees her use an American accent.
** In ''Dates'' and (especially) ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' she does adopt a full blown Brit accent.
* OneOfUs: She has cheerfully confessed many times that's she's a huge fantasy and sci-fi geek, even going so far as to say that her favourite thing about the [[Series/{{Merlin}} Morgana]] action figure is that it is exactly the right size to fit in her toy ''[[Franchise/StarWars Millennium Falcon]]'', part of a reportedly very large collection.
** And an impressive 'Merlin' shipper - various DVD commentaries and interviews have revealed she ships Arthur/Merlin, Merlin/Morgana, and possibly Morgana/Gwen too.
* PlayingAgainstType: She is best known for playing elegant upper class Brits in historical (or [[Series/{{Merlin}} pseudo historical]]) settings but ''A Princess for Christmas'' sees her playing a lower middle class American heroine. To a lesser extent Kate in ''Dates'' who is still British but a modern day Goth lesbian.
* PsychoticSmirk: Her defining facial expression as Morgana, at least in later episodes of ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* StarMakingRole: Morgana in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Katie speaks with a 'Dublin posh' accent that is rarely heard in TV or film, and misleadingly sounds 'British' to unfamiliar ears. In fact it is a homegrown Irish accent (compare her performance in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' - where she uses her ''real'' accent - with her performance in ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' where she adopts a British accent.)
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1st Dec '13 3:14:21 AM RossN
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** She also bears a resemblance to Dianna Agron.

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** She also bears a resemblance to Dianna Agron.Agron, at least in face if not in body.
30th Nov '13 7:28:23 PM colinlouis1
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** She also bears a resemblance to Dianna Agron.
31st Oct '13 5:10:44 PM RossN
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* DyeingForYourArt: Naturally blonde, but dyed her hair dark for ''{{Series/Merlin}}''.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Naturally blonde, but dyed her hair dark for ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. She's gone back to blonde for ''Series/{{Dracula}}''.



** In ''Dates'' and (especially) ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' she does adopt a full blown Brit accent.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Katie speaks with a 'Dublin posh' accent that is rarely heard in TV or film, and misleadingly sounds 'British' to unfamiliar ears. In fact it is a homegrown Irish accent.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Katie speaks with a 'Dublin posh' accent that is rarely heard in TV or film, and misleadingly sounds 'British' to unfamiliar ears. In fact it is a homegrown Irish accent (compare her performance in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' - where she uses her ''real'' accent - with her performance in ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' where she adopts a British accent.)
26th Oct '13 7:50:34 PM RossN
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: No one ''inside'' Ireland would mistake her accent for anything other than an Irish one (a slightly posh Wicklow/South County UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}} one to be specific), but since that accent is nearly totally unknown ''outside'' Ireland it is has left more than a few foreigners a bit puzzled.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: No one ''inside'' Ireland would mistake her Katie speaks with a 'Dublin posh' accent for anything other than an that is rarely heard in TV or film, and misleadingly sounds 'British' to unfamiliar ears. In fact it is a homegrown Irish one (a slightly posh Wicklow/South County UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}} one to be specific), but since that accent is nearly totally unknown ''outside'' Ireland it is has left more than a few foreigners a bit puzzled.accent.
26th Oct '13 4:38:31 PM RossN
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* MistakenNationality: She's Irish but because she works on British TV and her accent isn't familiar outside Ireland a lot of people think she's British.

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* MistakenNationality: She's Irish but because she works on British TV TV, nearly always plays British characters and her accent isn't familiar outside Ireland a lot of people think she's British.



* PlayingAgainstType: She is best known for playing morally ambigous/outright evil British aristocrats but ''A Princess for Christmas'' sees her playing a lower middle class American heroine. To a lesser extent Kate in ''Dates'' who is still British but a modern day Goth lesbian.

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* PlayingAgainstType: She is best known for playing morally ambigous/outright evil British aristocrats elegant upper class Brits in historical (or [[Series/{{Merlin}} pseudo historical]]) settings but ''A Princess for Christmas'' sees her playing a lower middle class American heroine. To a lesser extent Kate in ''Dates'' who is still British but a modern day Goth lesbian.
26th Oct '13 4:10:43 PM Ravenya003
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* ''Leading Lady'' (2014) -- Jodi Rutherford
29th Jul '13 2:59:07 PM Ravenya003
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* ''Literature/{{Labyrinth}}'' -- Oriane
* ''Dates'' -- Kate

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* ''Literature/{{Labyrinth}}'' -- Oriane
[[FemmeFatale Oriane]]
* ''Dates'' -- Kate[[PerkyGoth Kate]]
27th Jul '13 7:36:48 PM Ravenya003
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* ''The Queen'' - Princess Margaret

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* ''The Queen'' - [[BrokenBird Princess MargaretMargaret]]
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