Cathy won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mona Lisa. She was also nominated for the BAFTA Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globes Best Supporting Actress for the same role.
Theatre credits include: The Listening Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Talking Heads (Bolton Octagon) and Winter Hill (Bolton Octagon); The Importance Of Being Earnest (Curve Leicester); Red Snapper (Belgrade Theatre); She Called Me Mother (Pitch Lake Productions/Tara Arts); Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie (Tabard Theatre, European Premiere); Golden Girls (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Vagina Monologues (Mark Goucher Productions); 1800 Acres (Riverside Studios); Trumpet (Contact Theatre/Drill Hall); Anthony And Cleopatra (English Shakespeare Company); Snakes And Ladders (Plenty Productions/Rolemop Productions);The Taming Of The Shrew (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Merchant Of Venice and The String Quartet's Guide To Sex And Anxiety (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Pygmalion and Educating Rita (Theatr Clywd); Bright Phoenix and The May Queen (Liverpool Everyman); Burned To Nothing (Tiata Fahodzi); Stand (Battersea Arts Centre/Oxford Playhouse, Goode & Co) and Mum's The Word (Albery Theatre, West End).
Television credits include: Coming Up: Hooked (Touchpaper Television); Band Of Gold, Scully, Always & Everyone and Night & Day (Granada Television); Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV); Grange Hill (Mersey TV); M.I.T. (Thames Television); Casualty, Doctors, Bonkers, A Thing Called Love, The Liverpool Nativity, Perfect and Rules Of Engagement (BBC).
Film credits include: Together (Marmont Films); The Fight (Unstoppable Entertainment); Two Graves and The Marker (Achilles Entertainment); Chick Lit (Coach House Films Ltd); Mona Lisa (Handmade Films); Priest (BBC Films); The Lost Language of Cranes; The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (Fildebroc/France 2.Cinema); Ollie Kepler's Expanding World (Fruitcake Films/ Outpost sound Ltd) and Business As Usual.