Catherine Wilkin

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Catherine Wilkin
BornOctober 1950 (age 72)
New Zealand
Years active1977 – present
SpousePeter McCauley (? - present)

Catherine Wilkin (born October 1950) is a New Zealand actor who has worked in New Zealand and Australia.


Wilkin has acted in many Australian television shows, with a mix of guest and multi-episode recurring roles.

She played the recurring role lawyer Kate McGrath in Cop Shop in 1981. Her then-partner, Bill Stalker, was at that time a regular in the series.[1] In 1983 she played Janice Young in Prisoner. Other roles include Paulyne Grey in Rafferty's Rules, Katherine Jensen in Embassy, Sally Downie in Blue Heelers and Liz Ryan in McLeod's Daughters. Wilkin also starred in the Saddle Club as the well-loved Mrs. Reg, the mother of the owner of the stable, in 2001.

Theatre performances include Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde in 2010 for Auckland Theatre Company. In 2012 she played Linda in the Peach Theatre Company production of Death of a Salesman.

Personal life[edit]

She was injured in the November 1981 motorcycle accident that killed her then-partner, actor Bill Stalker.[2][3][4]


Year Title Role Type
1996 Brilliant Lies Marion Lee Feature film
2013 The Weight Of Elephants Gran Feature film, Denmark/NZ/GERMANY/Sweden
2016 The Couple Wife Film Short
2017 Theodora Meredith / Theodora Film Short
2020 This Town Grandma Ruth Feature film, NZ
Year Title Role Type
1979 Close to Home Guest role: Anne TV series NZ, 1 episode
1979 Skyways Guest role: Hanna Clayton TV series, 1 episode: "Hard Case Hanna"
1980-1981;1982 Cop Shop Recurring role: Kate McGrath TV series, 42 episodes
1982 Cop Shop Guest role: Kim Lambert TV series, 2 episodes
1983 Carson's Law Guest role: Mrs. Rosemary Ward TV series, 2 episodes
1983 Prisoner Recurring role: Janice Young TV series, Season 5, 9 episodes
1983 Home Guest role: Maggie ABC TV series, 2 episodes
1984 Children of the Dog Star Regular role: Helen Elliott TV miniseries NZ/UK, 6 episodes
1984 The Keepers Regular role: Aggie French ABC TV series, 9 episodes
1985 The Flying Doctors Recurring role: Pamela Stoneham TV miniseries, 2 episodes
1985 A Fortunate Life Recurring role: May Prang TV miniseries, 1 episode: "Journey"
1986 The Great Bookie Robbery Recurring role: Carol Power TV miniseries, 3 episodes
1987-1988 Rafferty's Rules Pauline Grey TV series, 46 episodes
1987 The Flying Doctors Guest role: Jessie Logan TV series, 1 episode: "No Quarter Asked"
1989 This Man... This Woman Lead role: Marion Clarke ABC TV miniseries, 2 episodes
1989 The Magistrate Recurring role: Claire Boyd TV miniseries, 6 episodes
1989 Grim Pickings Recurring role: Kate TV miniseries, 2 episodes
1991 Shark in the Park Regular role: Catherine Pierce TV series NZ, 5 episodes
1992 Embassy regular role: Ambassador Katherine Jenson ABC TV series, 13 episodes
1993 Snowy Molly Logan TV series, Season 1, 13 episodes
1994 Good Morning Australia Herself - Guest TV series, 1 episode
1995 Swimming Lessons Margaret Sadler TV movie, NZ
1996 Brilliant Lies: Interviews Herself - Actress Short film documentary
1997 Ocean Girl Recurring role: Madame President TV series, 3 episodes
1997 In The Shadow Of King Lear Herself Film documentary
1997 Duggan Guest role: Lynette Bridges TV series, 1 episode: "Death in Paradise"
1997-1999 Blue Heelers Recurring role: Sally Downie / Sally Downe TV series, 14 episodes
1998 Duggan Lynette Bridges Episode: "Sins of the Fathers"
1998 Halifax f.p. - Afraid of the Dark Lead role: Marion Walters TV film series, 1 episode "Afraid Of The Dark"
1998 The Chosen Andrea Gordon TV movie, NZ
1998 State Coroner Guest role: Olwen Parsons TV series, 1 episode: "Sunday in the Country"
1999 The Lost World Gues role: Adama TV series, 1 episode: "Nectar"
2001-2003 The Saddle Club Regular role: Elizabeth Regnery / Mrs. Reg TV series, Seasons 1–2, 51 episodes
2004, 2006
McLeod's Daughters Regular role: Liz Ryan TV series, Seasons 1–3, 4 & 6, 26 episodes
2002 The Lost World Guest role: Jessie Challenger TV series, 1 episode: "The Elixir"
2006 Leo's Pride Dame Sister Mary Leo TV movie, NZ
2007 Outrageous Fortune Guest role: Sonya TV series NZ, 1 episode: "The Secret Parts of Fortune"
2011 Tangiwai Emma Blair TV movie, NZ
2016 Wanted Guest role: Beverley Delaney TV series, 1 episode
2017 The Brokenwood Mysteries Lead role: Catherine Alderston TV series NZ, 1 episode
2019 Shortland Street Recurring role: Jean King TV series NZ, 28 episodes
2020 Stateless Recurring role: Elka Werner ABC TV miniseries, 3 episodes
2021-2022 Under The Vines Regular role: Hilary TV series NZ, 6 episodes


  1. ^ Fawcett, Tony. "Fanelli’s Leaving Cop Shop." TV Week. 3 October 1981, page 5.
  2. ^ "Actor with film hopes is killed". The Age, 30 November 1981, p. 5
  3. ^ "TV actor's death accidental, SM rules". The Age, 18 March 1982, p. 21
  4. ^ Robertson, Fred. "The Gentle Side to Big Bill." TV Week. 12 December 1981, page 37.

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