12 Facts About Kathryn Hunter


Aikaterini Hadjipateras, known professionally as Kathryn Hunter, is an American-born British actress and theatre director, known for her appearances as Arabella Figg in the Harry Potter film series, Eedy Karn in the Disney+ Star Wars spinoff series Andor, and as the Three Witches in Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth.


Kathryn Hunter trained at RADA where she is an associate, and regularly directs student productions.


Kathryn Hunter has worked with renowned companies in that field including Shared Experience and Complicite.


Kathryn Hunter won an Olivier Award in 1991 for playing the millionairess in Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit.


Kathryn Hunter was the first British woman to play King Lear professionally.


In 2008, Kathryn Hunter co-starred in the first English-language production of Fragments, a collection of short plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by Peter Brook.


Kathryn Hunter was made an Artistic Associate at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2008.


In 2010, Kathryn Hunter played Cleopatra in a production of Antony and Cleopatra and the Fool in a production of King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.


In February 2016, Kathryn Hunter took the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Southwark Playhouse, London.


In 2018, Kathryn Hunter returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company to play the title role in Timon of Athens, directed by Simon Godwin.


From December 2022 to June 2023, Kathryn Hunter is playing the lead role of Janina Duszejko in a stage adaptation of the Polish mystery novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, adapted for the stage by Complicite.


Kathryn Hunter was married to Marcello Magni, co-founder of Complicite, until his death in 2022.