Magazine article Screen International

Kate Phillips, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Kate Phillips, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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ACTOR: Kate Phillips is shooting out of Guildhall and into one of the most sought-after roles in the UK this year -- as Jane Seymour in the BBC One adaptation of Wolf Hall.

She has set the casting world abuzz in the UK, and although fresh to the film industry, has put herself firmly on the list of actresses to watch.

Not only is Wolf Hall her first role, it was also her first professional TV or film audition: she certainly nailed it. "This could be the highlight of my career," she says, although that seems unlikely.

Phillips has just turned 25 as she completes her MA at Guildhall, following her degree in theatre from Leeds University.

"I knew what I wanted to do," she says, and she certainly pursued it. It took Phillips two years to get into drama school after she finished university.

As a child, she moved around a lot. "I grew up in Esher but left when I was 10 -- we went to Nottingham, Bristol, south-west London, Surbiton, Leeds. …

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