(born 23 July 1957) is an English actress/writer
, known as Kate Buffery
Buffery is possibly best known for her role in the British
TV drama Wish Me Luck
, as Liz Grainger and as DI North in Trial and Retribution. Other TV work includes 'The Rainbow', Catherine Cookson 'The Man Who Cried', 'Close Relations', Poirot, Frankensteins Baby, Circles of Deceit, The Orchid House, Wing and a Prayer, Ruth Rendell series, PD James series, Midsomer Murders, Boon, Hartbeat, etc. She was nominated for a 1983 Olivier Award
as best supporting actress in Daisy Pulls It Off
Further film work includes EMR, Dark River, Goodbye Charlie Bright, Swing Kids, and A Long Way Home. She has also worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company
where parts included Rosalind in As You Like It
, Hermione in The Winter's Tale
, Sue in Golden Girls
, and at the National Theatre
in two David Hare premieres and in Cicely Berry's Hamlet
. She performs extensively on the radio and as a voice over artist.
She has spoken on inequality for women in the Arts and Media at several conferences including for the Federation of International Artists, for the Sphinx and for Equity. In 2009 she set up, with Equity, the 'Viewers Petition' which has over 8,000 signatures including paper petition signatories.
She has two children Rosanna and Harry.