Catherine McCormack

Actor, Director
English actress Catherine McCormack made her share of movies on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably "Braveheart" (1995), in which she played the doomed wife of Mel Gibson's heroic William Wallace. The success of ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1972 in Hampshire, England, GB


Actor (25)

Life In Squares 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


Magic in the Moonlight 2014 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

The Fold 2014 (Movie)

Rebecca Ashton (Actor)

Lights Out 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)


28 Weeks Later 2007 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)


The Moon and the Stars 2006 (Movie)


A Sound of Thunder 2005 (Movie)

Sonia Rand (Actor)

Strings 2004 (Movie)


A Rumor of Angels 2002 (Movie)

Mary Neubauer (Actor)

Armadillo 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

Jean Janes (Actor)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

Jocelyn Joy (Actor)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Elizabeth Hadley (Actor)

The Tailor of Panama 2001 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Shadow of the Vampire 2000 (Movie)

Greta Schroder--'Ellen' (Actor)

The Debtors 1999 (Movie)


This Year's Love 1999 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Dancing At Lughnasa 1998 (Movie)

Christina Mundy (Actor)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

Veronica Franco (Actor)

The Land Girls 1998 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Deacon Brode 1996 (Movie)


Loaded 1996 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

North Star 1996 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Braveheart 1995 (Movie)

Murron (Actor)


English actress Catherine McCormack made her share of movies on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably "Braveheart" (1995), in which she played the doomed wife of Mel Gibson's heroic William Wallace. The success of that film allowed her to enjoy screen time in several features, including leads in "The Land Girls" (1997) and "Dangerous Beauty" (1998), as well as supporting turns in Hollywood productions like "Spy Game" (2001). But she seemed happiest on stage in her native UK, where she appeared in several acclaimed theater productions.


Joseph Fiennes Actor

Dated in summer 1999 No longer together

Steven McCormack



Oxford School of Drama

Woodstock , Oxfordshire 1993

Convent of Our Lady of Providence

private Catholic school run by a French religious order



Co-starred in "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle’s 2002 film "28 Days Later"


Cast as physicist, Dr. Sonia Rand in "A Sound of Thunder," based on a short story by award-winning author Ray Bradbury


Appeared opposite Peter McDonald in Neil Jordan's one-act play "White Horses" in Dublin


Portrayed an embassy worker seduced by a British agent in "The Tailor of Panama"


Returned to the London stage in Sam Shepard's play "A Lie of the Mind"


Appeared alongside Brad Pitt and Robert Redford in "The Spy Game"


Announced plans to make film directing debut with an adaptation of a William Boyd short story


Portrayed German actress Greta Schroeder in "Shadow of the Vampire"


Co-starred with Julie Walters in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at London's National Theatre


Acted with Douglas Henshall and Kathy Burke in "This Year's Love", a contemporary comedy-drama about relationships


Made London stage debut in "Anna Weiss"


Appeared as one of "The Land Girls" alongside Anna Friel and Rachel Weisz


First leading role in films, the Italian courtesan in "Dangerous Beauty/The Honest Courtesan"


Portrayed Christina, the youngest of five Irish sisters and an unwed mother, in "Dancing at Lughnasa", directed by Pat O'Connor


Co-starred with Billy Connolly in the British TV-movie "Deacon Brodie"


Had supporting role as the doomed bride of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning epic "Braveheart"


Feature acting debut in the ensemble of "Loaded/Bloody Weekend", directed by Campion; released theatrically in the USA in 1996

Raised in Alton, England

Acted in the British TV-movie "In the Wood", directed by Anna Campion

Began career in stage roles as a student at Oxford School of Drama

Bonus Trivia


On her role in "Braveheart", Catherine McCormack told Movieline (June 1998): "I was in constant shock when I was kissing Mel [Gibson], because I just couldn't believe I was doing it."


"The thrill of watching McCormack is to be found in the subtlety with which she deals with extreme circumstances, investing both the outlandish and the humdrum with poetry." --Graham Fuller writing in Interview, May 1998.


"I'm not the most ambitious person in the world, though I AM career-driven." --Catherine McCormack quoted in Interview, January 1998.


"Being famous doesn't appeal to me. I'd feel the pressure to look good, all the time." --McCormack to London's Evening Standard, November 16, 1999.