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Kate Harcourt


Veteran actor Kate Harcourt was named a Dame Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 1996, for her contribution to theatre. Her long performing career also encompasses many roles on screen (Plain Tastes, The Dig, Apron Strings), often playing maternal figures. In her ninth decade she won Best Actress at Rhode Island International Film Festival as the plucky rest home rebel in short film Pacific Dreams.

Acting is my life and I so enjoy the work. I’ve found the more you do the more you can do and as I get older I’ve found it easier to learn the lines. Kate Harcourt, in an October 2011 interview with Capital Times