• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6178

Fitzpatrick, Kate

(1947 – )
  • Born 1 October, 1947, Nedlands Western Australia Australia
  • Occupation Actor, Commentator, Writer


Kate Fitzpatrick graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1967 and has since performed in a variety of theatre, film and television roles.

In the 1980s, Kate wrote a column in the Sydney Morning Herald. She has also published three books. In 1983 Kate became the first female cricket commentator when she covered the 1983-1984 Test series for the Nine Network.

Kate spent four years working as a speech writer for the NSW Arts Minister and served two terms on the NIDA board. She was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal for services to the theatre.


Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Kate Fitzpatrick, 1947-2007 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Kate Fitzpatrick interviewed by James Waites [sound recording]
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Kate Fitzpatrick, actress, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]