Photographer: Robin Savage  (2016)

Catherine Rowney has a love of character acting, honest realism and comedy. Her statuesque figure, emotional strength and striking stillness affords her a suitable disguise for her wry sense of comedy.

Whether on stage or screen Catherine's expressive eyes capture and engage her audience. In the past her roles have varied from Ann in Arthur Miller's All My Sons to a comic psychotic nun in the play Legends of the Tube at the Greenwich Playhouse.

She admires actresses such as Stockard Channing for their subtlety and open vulnerability, and fondly cites the golden era of film musicals as an inspiration for large expressive performances – particularly enjoying Rosalind Russell's Rose's Turn from Gypsy.