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Katharine Schlesinger Drama



for Nursery, Primary, Secondary, and private tuition, in Muswell Hill, Highgate and Tufnell Park from experienced actress and teacher Katharine Schlesinger

I trained as an actress

and had a successful career in theatre, film, television and radio and worked with some of the top directors and actors in both classical and contemporary works. This opportunity to learn from such an inspiring range of directors and writers has had a direct influence on my style of teaching.

I also worked on a wide range of plays, with leading roles in Arthur Miller’s View from a Bridge, Willy Russell’s Stags and Hens, Agnes of God, Nell Dunn’s The Little Heroine, principal boy in The Marvellous Land of Oz, George Eliot’s Adam Bede and Lark Rise to Candleford.

My proudest moment was being given the opportunity to play Anne in the four-part series Diary of Anne Frank for the BBC. I was also delighted to win the role of Catherine Moreland in the BBC film of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.

Other television work included playing the evil Gwendolyn in the four-part Dr Who story Ghost Light, the BBC’s comedy series No Frills playing the rebellious punk rocker Susie and one of the female cab drivers in the BBC drama, Rides. I also had roles in Silent Witness and The Bill.

Katharine Schlesinger in Northanger Abbey Make a booking enquiry →





I went from drama school straight to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre then in quick succession played Juliet at the Crucible Katharine Schlesinger in Dr. Who Theatre, Sheffield, and from there to the West End playing Pandora in the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Other West End work included playing Irina in Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Rose in The Living Room by Graham Greene, directed by Bryan Forbes. I spent three years at the National Theatre, including playing Grace Wellborn in Richard Eyre’s production of Bartholomew Fair and Jacinta in Declan Donnellan’s Fuenteovejuna and the title role in Oscar Wilde’s Salome, directed by Steven Berkoff, which transferred to the West End. Other theatre highlights were The Young Writers’ Festival at the Royal Court theatre, where I performed a one-woman play about a young schizophrenic called Clare.

Katharine Schlesinger in Angnes of God at the Northampton Royal Theatre
My film work includes Simon Magus, Young Catharine, a film about Catharine the Great, Madame Souzatska and Sweeney Todd, the last two directed by my uncle John Schlesinger.
Katharine Schlesinger in Chekhov’s Three Sisters

Katharine Schlesinger Drama

Drama classes in North London, for Nursery, Primary, Secondary, and private tuition, in Muswell Hill, Highgate and Tufnell Park

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