Photo: Charlie Carter 2018
I’m an actor with bases in London, Manchester & Doncaster
I trained at Drama Studio London and was lucky enough to be a Peter Howitt Scholarship student. I also trained at Bretton Hall and Centre Selavy under John Rudlin and Ollie Crick.
I’m always on the lookout for exciting, challenging new roles in theatre, TV and film.
Photograph from April in Paris at The English Theatre of Hamburg
Cathy won best Supporting Actress in a feature film at the 2017 Madrid International Film Festival for her portrayal of Magenta in Padelis Fernandes Films’ Sophia Lazzati.
Still from Gulliver Returns taken by Karla Gowlett
Reviews & Awards
"But it is Cathy Conneff as suffering wife Lil who steals the show. Her pain is visible every time she is dismissed as 'madam', and her increasing desperation as she forces herself to act out her husband's delusions in an attempt to bring him back from the depths of insanity, provides the show's emotional core" - Alistair Maxwell, The List.
“Cathy Conneff does an outstanding job of portraying the scientist, Bryony Adams” - Fiona Mossman, Broadway Baby
“Conneff’s Lil is a great chameleon, playing both Adam’s wife and all the other characters in the book” - Tim Bano, The Stage
‘Cathy Conneff is outstanding from start to finish” - Ricky Brown, Edinburgh Reporter
“Conneff glues the whole together, acting as a bridge between the audience, the characters, and the emotional core of the story. Lil's steely but brittle resolve to bring the man she loves back from the mockery he's become is genuinely touching” - Graeme Strachan, British Theatre Guide
“Cathy Conneff gave a masterful performance as Bryony Adams “ - Ben Huxley, Ben Huxley Blog
Still from Poena 5x1 (or How I Came to Agree with Right-Wing Thinking) taken by Richard Davenport, The Other Richard