Kate Dennis (1983)
Kate is known for setting up one of Australia’s most successful romantic comedy series,Offspring. This prime time series has been nominated for Logie Awards for both Most Outstanding Series and Most Popular Series, and AACTA Awards for Best TV Series, and has seen its star, Asher Keddie, win the Silver Logie four years running.
More recently, Kate set-up and directed the political romantic drama, Party Tricks. She is now living in the US after following the adaptation of Secrets & Lies, a six-part thriller she was set-up director on in Australia (AACTA nomination best series). Having completed episodes of the ABC (US) version of Secrets & Lies (with Ryan Philippe and Juliette Lewis), Kate moved on to CSI:Cyber (CBS) with Patricia Arquette and James Van der Beek), and then Turn (AMC) with Jamie Bell and Heather Lind.
Some of Kate’s Australian TV directing credits include Rake, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Time of Our Lives, Big Sky, Rush, The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way, Twisted Tales, MDA and telemovies The Alice, Secretary and Offspring (pilot). From 1997 to 2002 she worked in London. She developed two features (with Polygram), co-wrote Superstition (Holland/UK) starring Charlotte Rampling, set-up and directed the BBC 1 romcom Rescue Me (starring Sally Phillips in her first TV drama role), and directed second unit on Buffalo Soldiers (starring Joaquin Phoenix).
In 2007 Kate was nominated for an ADG Award for Love My Way, and again in 2012 for her work on Rake, and 2015 for her work on Secrets & Lies.
In 2017 Kate was nominated for an Emmy award for her work on episodes in The Handmaid’s Tale. That year she also worked on TV series I'm Dying Here and Glow.