"All the funny stuff's down to Catherine Tate. I'm just her bitch."Catherine Tate
, born in 1968 as Catherine Ford, is a British comedienne. Having played guest roles in The Bill
(who hasn't in the UK?
), her big break came with The Catherine Tate Show
. Her most notable character from that was schoolgirl Lauren, with her Catch Phrase
"Am I bovvered?"
Her next well-known role was playing Donna Noble in a well-received Doctor Who Christmas Special
in 2006. She was brought back in 2008 as a full-time companion of the Doctor, and ended up becoming a fan-favorite character thanks to her truly excellent performance and her character's much-needed Character Development
She had a similar experience with the American version of The Office,
first making a guest appearance in the final episode of season 7 then returning in season 8 as a major character.
After playing bit parts for the Royal Shakespeare Company
in her younger years, she returned as a leading lady in 2011, playing Much Ado About Nothing
's Beatrice opposite longtime friend and former Doctor Who
co-star David Tennant
Tropes associated with this actress include: