Kate Anthony was born in 1965 in the Midlands. Initially she lived near to Stratford on Avon and then in a suburb of Birmingham called Shirley, famed for its Chinese restaurant ‘The Shirley Temple.’ In her teens, her family moved to Windsor, Berkshire after which Kate spent twenty-five years living in Central London.
During her twenties, Kate became a residential social worker, initially working with young offenders and then with adults with learning disabilities in a variety of care homes. It is the vivid memories of these years that Kate has found herself returning to now as a writer.
Kate began her career in television for the Barry Norman Film Programme.
In the late Eighties, Clive James arrived at the BBC to embark on a body of work, ranging from his Saturday night show looking at television from around the world, a discussion programme featuring guests such as Gore Vidal and Shere Hite, and the award winning travel documentaries, the Postcards. Kate gained a job as a researcher on Saturday Night Clive and eventually went on to produce the show. It was a wonderful time to be working in comedy and entertainment; one week you would be speaking to a Japanese game show host and the next preparing an interview with the likes of Peter Cook, Billy Connolly, Ru Paul, Burt Reynolds or a washed up member of the Partridge Family.
During this time Kate divided her time between the BBC and the independent production company Hat Trick, working on shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Clive Anderson Talks Back.
In the late Nineties Kate began to produce drama for television. Initially, she moved to Yorkshire and made two series of Ashley Pharaoh’s Where the Heart Is for ITV, a Sunday evening drama about two district nurses played by Pam Ferris and Sarah Lancashire – her first role after Raquel in Coronation Street.
In 1998, Kate joined the drama team at Tiger Aspect Productions where she stayed for a decade producing and executive producing a wide variety of award-winning projects.
Kate now lives outside Brighton with her family and is writing full-time. Her first novel Beautiful Day was published by Penguin in 2014.