Katherine ParkinsonPlays Rachel Stein
Katherine Parkinson trained at LAMDA and began her career on stage appearing in The Age Of Consent at The Bush Theatre. Since then, she has worked extensively across television, theatre and film and is perhaps best known for her role as Jen Barber in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd for which she won a British Comedy Award in 2009 and the BAFTA for "Best Female Performance" in a Comedy in 2014. Most recently she's completed filming on Kay Mellor's In the Club and Inside No. 9 with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, shown on BBC Two earlier in 2014. Last year Katherine appeared in The Almeida's Before the Party and has previously appeared in Cock and The Seagull at The Royal Court as well as School for Scandal at the Barbican and Absent Friends at The Harold Pinter Theatre. Her television work includes Officially Special for Sky 1, Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Whites and Sherlock for the BBC, Doc Martin for ITV and she will soon be seen in THE HONORABLE WOMAN, starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal to air on BBC Two and Sundance in summer 2014.