Date of Birth: 05/15/1961
Place of birth: London
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Eugene Tantsurina
Kartlidzh Catherine was born in London in 1961, the son Bobby (Bobbi) and Dereka (Derek) Kartlidzh - German Jewess who immigrated to England in 1938 and the Englishman. From an early age she studied at the school for the Parliament Hill School for Girls girls in Camden (Camden) district, London.
His career as an actress, she began in 1982, received the role of Lucy Collins (Lucy Collins) in the show `Bruksayd` (Brookside).
After that, in 1985 and 1987, she played in the films `Sacred Hearts` and` Eat the Rich`. But the real fame after starring Katherine received a neighbor of the main character in the movie `Obnazhennaya` (Naked), filmed in 1993, the year. Director of the film was made by a popular English director Mike Leigh (Mike Leigh), best known for his work in the film `Secrets and lozh` (Secrets & Lies). However, and this film was quite successful - only in the United States, he earned more than $ 1.7 million.
After appearing in the film the actress sent a proposal to the role of the military drama `Before dozhdem` (Before The Rain) directed by Milcho Manchevski (Milcho Manchevski), as well as in the TV show `3 Steps to Heaven`.
But perhaps the most significant event, completely changed her life, became acquainted with director Lars von Trier (Lars von Trier) in 1996, the year. That`s when she was selected for the role of Dorothy `Dodo` MacNeille (Dodo McNeill) in the movie `Breaking volny` (Breaking the Waves). Aside from Catherine in the film featured such stars as Emily Watson (Emily Watson), Stellan Skarsgard (Stellan Skarsg & # 229; rd) and Jean-Marc Barr (Jean-Marc Barr). In the same year the film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, and she Katherine won a `best aktrisa` at several festivals of 1996 and 1997, years.
The following year, the actress once again landed a role in the film directed by Mike Leigh, `Kareristki` (Career Girls). Subsequently, the film was recognized as the `best European film goda` and Catherine won` Evening Standard Best Actress`.
In 1997, the year she took part in the filming of the documentary `Transformer - Portrait of Lars Von Triera` (Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier); in fact, the film was a series of interviews of actors working with a great director in any period of his work. When it was all very Kartlidzh say anything about Lars, she said that the director simply changed her view about acting in general, and her career as an actress in particular.
In 1998, Catherine Kartlidzh got a role in the film `Dolan` Claire (Claire Dolan), is directed by Lodge Kerrigan (Lodge Kerrigan), for this role, she received the award` ISA Award`.
In 2001, the first peak of the fame of the actress. This happened after the filming of the movie `Draw zemlya`, the box office is far exceeded the mark of $ 4 million.
In addition, the film won countless awards in different categories.
Kartlidzh Career with each year is gaining momentum; fees increased, as well as the number of awards won by an actress.
In one of his early interviews Ketrinskazala: `In fact, I just like to grow up! I hated myself when I was 20, I already can not wait for its 30th anniversary, as well as the 40th if I am, of course, live to see it. It`s not because I get more money and fame, I`m just starting to think less about the problems and just live ... Let`s go! I gotova`.
But 2002, the actress began to hurt the common cold and flu are more and more often. And in early September, her condition worsened so much that needed immediate medical attention.
Katherine Kartlizhd died in a London hospital on September 7 th 2002, when she was only 41 year. The cause of death was pneumonia and sepsis named.
Shortly after the death of the actress was established organization `Katrin Cartlidge Foundation`; among its founders included many well-known actors and actresses of friends, which included Mike Leigh, Lars Von Trier and others. Every year at the film festival in Sarajevo (Sarajevo) in memory of the actress organization awards grants to the best director.