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Cathryn Harrison

​Cathryn Mary Lee Harrison (born 29 May 1959) was an English actress. Cathryn was baptised on 27 September 1959 at St.John's Church,Hampstead,London,England. She is the daughter of the actor and singer Noel Harrison and Sara Lee Eberts and also the grand daughter of legendary actor Sir Rex Harrison.Her brother Simon Harrison is also an actor as well as her sister Harriet Harrison. She has a brother Will and a sister Chloe from her father's second marriage, and an older sister Zoe from her mother's first marriage to Carleton John Richard Tufnell. In May 1996 she married Paul Laing the son of Ronald David Laing and uses that name since then. Her most notable performances include Lily in Black Moon as well as many made-for-television movies including Portrait of a Marriage where she plays Violet Trefusis, Vita Sackville West's lesbian lover. She began her career in Robert Altman's Images and after two decades of low roles, started a career in British television and radio dramas. She appeared in Love on a Branch Line and an 1977 Australian film called Blue Fire Lady. She also appeared as Major Tom Cadman's wife in the ITV series Soldier Soldier, and played wardrobe assistant Irenie in the film version of Ronald Harwood's The Dresser. She died in 2018.

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May 25, 1959
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Images 1972-12-18
Latest Project:
Series Original Sin 1997-03-20
Known For
Poster of Wycliffe
Poster of Love on a Branch Line
Poster of Robin of Sherwood
Poster of Black Moon
Series Original Sin Claudia Etienne 1997-03-20
Movie Original Sin Unknown 1997-03-20
Series Love on a Branch Line Chloe 1994-06-12
Series Wycliffe Unknown 1994-07-24
Series Clarissa Unknown 1991-11-27
Series Portrait of a Marriage Violet Keppel 1990-09-19
Series Hannay Unknown 1988-01-06
Movie A Handful of Dust Milly 1988-06-24
Movie Eat the Rich Joanna 1987-06-01
Movie Empire State Marion 1987-03-01
Movie The Happy Valley Helen Tapsell 1987-09-06
Movie Duet for One Penny Smallwood 1986-12-25
Series Robin of Sherwood Isadora 1984-04-28
Movie A Christmas Carol Kate 1984-10-09
Movie The Dresser Irene 1983-12-06
Series The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Unknown 1982-11-07
Series Wuthering Heights Catherine Linton 1978-09-24
Movie Blue Fire Lady Jenny 1977-12-09
Movie The Witches of Pendle Alizon Device 1976-06-19
Movie Black Moon Lily 1975-09-24
Movie Images Susannah 1972-12-18
Movie The Pied Piper Lisa 1972-12-27