Call the Midwife actor Clare Cathcart dies aged 48

Clare Cathcart, who has died at the age of 48.
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Clare Cathcart, the Northern Irish actor known for her roles in television’s Call the Midwife, Doctors and New Tricks, has died at the age of 48.

Her death at home in Brighton yesterday was confirmed in a statement by her agent, Amanda Howard Associates, which said: “It is with huge sadness that we have to report the death of our beloved friend and client Clare Cathcart. Her credits are too vast to list in full but, to name a few, she’ll be remembered for her work at the Royal Court, the RSC, the National, the Tricycle and Chichester Festival Theatre as well as innumerable appearances on screen.”

Meanwhile, Pippa Harris, the executive producer of Call the Midwife, described Cathcart as a “fine actress, nuanced and funny, and a delight to work with on Call the Midwife”.

“It is terribly unfair that she’s died so young. Our thoughts are with her family,” she said.

Born in County Fermanagh, Cathcart was last seen on stage in Kathy Burke’s production of Mary J O’Malley’s Once a Catholic at the Tricycle Theatre, London in 2013.

A full obituary will appear in the next issue of The Stage.