Cathryn Bradshaw is an English actress, perhaps best known for her role in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
Cathryn Bradshaw was born in Blackpool in 1964 and brought up in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire where she attended Breck School. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, alongside Louise Plowright and Mark Strong, and graduated in 1987.
She married actor Mark Strong in Lancashire in 1989, but the marriage ended in divorce after only a few years.
Bradshaw’s first television role came in 1988 when she played the Princess in an episode of The Storyteller. The following year she appeared in an episode of Inspector Morse and also in the 1989 comedy musical film, Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool alngside Robert Lindsay and Robbie Coltrane.
Then in 1990 she played Melanie in the acclaimed BBC television drama Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit opposite Charlotte Coleman. She also appeared in four episodes of the ITV crime drama Chancer. She made a number of television appearances throughout the 1990s,. In 1996, Bradshaw appeared at the National Theatre in Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and from 1997 to 1999 she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company She has also appeared in Down to Earth and Midsomer Murders.