Catriona Knox

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Acting

Catriona Knox's 2017 Edinburgh show, ADORABLE DEPLORABLE, received some fantastic reviews.

The Wee Review ★★★★

"This new show from Knox is smart, funny and empowering, highlighting Knox’s skills as an actor, writer and, as a result of her witty character-choices, even an activist."

The 730 Review ★★★★

"You’ll be hard pressed to find a solo performer more fearless than Catriona Knox at this year’s Fringe"

Broadway Baby ★★★★

"Knox rattles through the hour with a considerable amount of energy and breathlessness, being equal parts clown and sage"

Catriona appeared in Channel 4's DAMNED, playing the role of Sophie and reprised her role in DAMNED SERIES 2. Earlier in 2016, she played the role of Mandy in season 2 of BOOMERS on BBC1.

Catriona played the roles of News Reporter Emily Surname in Charlie Brooker’s WEEKLY WIPE Series 3  and Charlie Brooker's ELECTION WIPE. She also played the Floor Runner role.

She has also appeared in BBC One's SUNTRAP, BBC2's RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS Series 6, and THE LENTIL SORTERS for Radio 4. She also recently filmed a new BBC Comedy PIlot for Hat Trick Productions.

Her 2014 Edinburgh show CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH at the Pleasance Attic was picked as a highlight of the festival by various publications and had some brilliant reviews. It went on to have a run at the Soho Theatre.

However much energy you can pack into an hour, its likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers. - See more at: http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/article/ed2014-comedy-review-catriona-knox-thinks-shes-hard-enough-in-association-with-united-agents/#sthash.ZInw3QYY.dpuf
However much energy you can pack into an hour, its likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers. - See more at: http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/article/ed2014-comedy-review-catriona-knox-thinks-shes-hard-enough-in-association-with-united-agents/#sthash.ZInw3QYY.dpuf

"However much energy you can pack into an hour, it’s likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers.... Every hour should be this much fun.." Three Weeks

Every hour should be this much fun.

Fearless and bold in performance, imaginative and offbeat in inspiration, and razor-sharp in her writing, Knox is a formidable comic powerhouse who’s produced a ridiculous riot of a show. It’s a blast." Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Energised she is, firing full throttle through a clutch of characters, with the gallus pace and steely vigour of a seasoned sketch pro....you’re well on your way to comedy gold." The List

She also appeared in Harold Pinter’s tragicomic play A SLIGHT ACHE about a married couple’s insecurities, particularly of growing old. The three-hander also starred comedy favourites Thom Tuck, who also produces, and Simon Munnery and had a run at the Pleasance.

Her brilliant character show, PLAYER, had a sell-out run at the Pleasance Attic in 2013and then also sold out its run at the Soho Theatre next year in February.

Catriona starred in 2525, a six-part sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years into the future, which aired on BBC Radio 4 earlier this year. The show is co-created with Matt Lucas and also features Kieran Hodgson and Jamie Demetriou.

The second series of her Radio 4 sitcom with sketch group The Boom Jennies, MISSION IMPROBABLE 2 also aired earlier this year.

"Player is a delightful hour of top-notch character comedy." Broadway Baby

"This was very close to being a peerless character show from someone who has clearly been working hard on her craft." The List

"Knox is young, beautiful, intelligent and blazingly gifted. She kicks off with a Jane Austen spoof in which the nubile innocent —  ‘I am but 15 and a quarter years of age’ — has already sampled the physical goods and implores her papa to marry her off to the best-hung stud in the ball-room. Her next sketch, conducted entirely in French, takes merry swings at the idiocy of the examination system. Then she plays a deluded mum carrying a bag of rice instead of a baby. Are these ideas a bit thin? Yes, but her inventiveness, grace and charisma transform them into dazzling comedy. She already has the full range of skills: voices, accents, characters, improvisation, political satire and slapstick. And she’s a great mime, too (not a gift shared by all comedians). The closing number is a Strictly spoof that becomes a small masterclass in comic choreography. She needs to find producers who will shape and develop her career. She may not be the next Chaplin but she’s as good as Joyce Grenfell already, if not better." The Spectator

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

DAMNED SERIES 2

Sophie

C4

BACK

Flight Attendant

Big Talk Productions

DAMNED

Sophie

C4

BOOMERS Series 2

Mandy

Hat Trick Productions

PROJECT X

Reporter

James De Frond

Hat Trick / BBC

CHARLIE BROOKER'S ELECTION WIPE

Emily Surname

Endemol UK/ BBC 2

CHARLIE BROOKER'S WEEKLY WIPE (Series Three)

News Reporter

Endemol UK/ BBC 2

BROTHERHOOD

Comedy Central

SUNTRAP (Series One)

Air Stewardess

Ben Palmer

Woodster Ltd

RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS

TV News Presenter

Avalon TV/ BBC 2

TRYING AGAIN Read-through

Various

Ian Fitzgibbon

Avalon/ Sky

FOOL BRITANNIA

Essex Mum

Claire Miller (Producer)

ITV

RICHARD HAMMOND'S SECRET SERVICE

Art Critic

Initial For Endemol

NOT GOING OUT (Series 5)

Grace

Avalon/ BBC One

BOOMERS

Mandy

BBC1

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH

Various

Soho Theatre

RICHARD MARSH'S ROGUE ELEPHANT

The Vaults

A SLIGHT ACHE

Flora

Thom Tuck (Producer)

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Various

The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival 2014

CATRIONA KNOX: PLAYER

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival 2013

CATRIONA KNOX: HELLCAT

Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES: MISCHIEF

Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES: BLOWOUT

Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival

CATRIONA KNOX: PACKED LUNCH

Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES: WE WANT ACTION

Hannah MacKay

Pleasance Courtyard , Edinburgh Festival

CATRIONA KNOX: PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES

The Royal Mile Tavern, Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES

Various

Hannah MacKay

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

THE BOOM JENNIES: SHINDIG

Various

Hannah MacKay

The Boom Jennies

SKETCHATRON

Bedlam Theatre

Sketch and the City

Arts Theatre

THE COMEDY OF TERROR

Adriana

Dan Usztan

Forum Theatre Company

CIRQUE DE SABOTAGE

Various

Gemma Arrowsmith

The Boom Jennies, Edinburgh Festival

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

The Forum Theatre Company

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE LENTIL SORTERS

Performer

David Tyler

Pozzitive / Radio 4

MISSION IMPROBABLE SERIES 2

Various

Topdog Productions for BBC Radio 4

2525

Various

Ashley Blaker / Matt Lucas

BBC Radio 4

MISSION IMPROBABLE

Writer/ Performer

Topdog Productions for Radio 4

CLEVER PETER

Various

Radio 4/ Pozzitive

SKETCHORAMA

Boom Jennies Sketch Performer

Gus Beattie

The Comedy Unit for BBC Radio 4

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ENTERPRISE (Rent A Car)

Martin Granger

Moxie Pictures for Dare

BBC BITESIZE, SHAKESPEARE

Various sketch

Matt Holt

BBC Online

NIGELLA'S CHRISTMAS

Comedybox

Comedy

Catriona Knox's new show ADORABLE DEPLORABLE is running at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 and you can buy tickets here.

Reviews -

The Wee Review ★★★★

"This new show from Knox is smart, funny and empowering, highlighting Knox’s skills as an actor, writer and, as a result of her witty character-choices, even an activist."

The 730 Review ★★★★

"You’ll be hard pressed to find a solo performer more fearless than Catriona Knox at this year’s Fringe"

Broadway Baby ★★★★

"Knox rattles through the hour with a considerable amount of energy and breathlessness, being equal parts clown and sage"

 

Catriona can soon be seen on Channel 4 in DAMNED, playing the role of Sophie. Recently, she played the role of Mandy in season 2 of BOOMERS on BBC1.

Catriona played the roles of News Reporter Emily Surname in Charlie Brooker’s WEEKLY WIPE Series 3  and Charlie Brooker's ELECTION WIPE. She also played the Floor Runner role.

She has also appeared in BBC One's SUNTRAP, BBC2's RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS Series 6, and will feature in THE LENTIL SORTERS for Radio 4. She also recently filmed a new BBC Comedy PIlot for Hat Trick Productions.

Her 2014 Edinburgh show CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH at the Pleasance Attic was picked as a highlight of the festival by various publications and had some brilliant reviews. It went on to have a run at the Soho Theatre.

Her 2014 Edinburgh show CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH at the Pleasance Attic was picked as a highlight of the festival by various publications and had some brilliant reviews. It also recently finished a short run at the Soho Theatre. 

However much energy you can pack into an hour, its likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers. - See more at: http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/article/ed2014-comedy-review-catriona-knox-thinks-shes-hard-enough-in-association-with-united-agents/#sthash.ZInw3QYY.dpuf
However much energy you can pack into an hour, its likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers. - See more at: http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/article/ed2014-comedy-review-catriona-knox-thinks-shes-hard-enough-in-association-with-united-agents/#sthash.ZInw3QYY.dpuf

"However much energy you can pack into an hour, it’s likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Bouncing through a joyful set of character comedy, she gives us such perfectly pitched creations as an austerity-themed television chef and a scathing parody of TED talkers.... Every hour should be this much fun.." Three Weeks

Every hour should be this much fun.

Fearless and bold in performance, imaginative and offbeat in inspiration, and razor-sharp in her writing, Knox is a formidable comic powerhouse who’s produced a ridiculous riot of a show. It’s a blast." Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Energised she is, firing full throttle through a clutch of characters, with the gallus pace and steely vigour of a seasoned sketch pro....you’re well on your way to comedy gold." The List

She also appeared in Harold Pinter’s tragicomic play A SLIGHT ACHE about a married couple’s insecurities, particularly of growing old. The three-hander also starred comedy favourites Thom Tuck, who also produces, and Simon Munnery and had a run at the Pleasance.

Her brilliant character show, PLAYER, had a sell-out run at the Pleasance Attic in 2013and then also sold out its run at the Soho Theatre next year in February.

Catriona starred in 2525, a six-part sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years into the future, which aired on BBC Radio 4 earlier this year. The show is co-created with Matt Lucas and also features Kieran Hodgson and Jamie Demetriou.

The second series of her Radio 4 sitcom with sketch group The Boom Jennies, MISSION IMPROBABLE 2 also aired earlier this year.

"Player is a delightful hour of top-notch character comedy." Broadway Baby

"This was very close to being a peerless character show from someone who has clearly been working hard on her craft." The List

"Knox is young, beautiful, intelligent and blazingly gifted. She kicks off with a Jane Austen spoof in which the nubile innocent —  ‘I am but 15 and a quarter years of age’ — has already sampled the physical goods and implores her papa to marry her off to the best-hung stud in the ball-room. Her next sketch, conducted entirely in French, takes merry swings at the idiocy of the examination system. Then she plays a deluded mum carrying a bag of rice instead of a baby. Are these ideas a bit thin? Yes, but her inventiveness, grace and charisma transform them into dazzling comedy. She already has the full range of skills: voices, accents, characters, improvisation, political satire and slapstick. And she’s a great mime, too (not a gift shared by all comedians). The closing number is a Strictly spoof that becomes a small masterclass in comic choreography. She needs to find producers who will shape and develop her career. She may not be the next Chaplin but she’s as good as Joyce Grenfell already, if not better." The Spectator

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CHARLIE BROOKER'S ELECTION WIPE

Emily Surname

Endemol UK/BBC2

CHARLIE BROOKER'S WEEKLY WIPE (Series 3)

News Reporter

Endemol UK/BBC2

RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS

TV News Presenter

Avalon TV/BBC2

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH

Various

Soho Theatre

A SLIGHT ACHE

Flora

Thom Tuck (Producer)

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH

Various

The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival 2014

CATRIONA KNOX: PLAYER

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival

CATRIONA KNOX: HELLCAT

Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES: MISCHIEF

Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES: BLOWOUT

Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival

CATRIONA KNOX: PACKED LUNCH

Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES: WE WANT ACTION

Hannah MacKay

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival

CATRIONA KNOX: PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES

The Royal Mile Tavern, Edinburgh Festival

THE BOOM JENNIES

Various

Hannah MacKay

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

THE BOOM JENNIES: SHINDIG

Various

Hannah MacKay

The Boom Jennies

SKETCHATRON

Bedlam Theatre

SKETCH AND THE CITY

Arts Theatre

THE COMEDY OF TERROR

Adriana

Dan Usztan

Forum Theatre Company

CIRQUE DE SABOTAGE

Various

Gemma Arrowsmith

The Boom Jennies, Edinburgh Festival