Kim Cattrall to receive Honorary Fellowship
27 June 2010
Liverpudlian and award-winning actress Kim Cattrall will receive an Honorary Fellowship on Monday 12 July, 2010.
Kim will be awarded her Fellowship for her outstanding and sustained contributions to the dramatic arts.
A successful actress in many fields covering television, film and theatre, Kim gained international recognition as Samantha Jones in Darren Star's Sex and the City which saw her win a Golden Globe Award in 2003. Kim will be continuing her stage career in Liverpool this autumn playing Cleopatra in a production of Anthony & Cleopatra at the Playhouse.
Despite emigrating to Canada at a young age, Kim has always stayed close to her city of birth, with a return to Liverpool last year to take part in the BBC TV Show ‘Who do you think you are?’ where she traced her local family roots. In addition to her LJMU Honorary Fellowship, Kim is patron of Liverpool cinema FACT, which partners with the LJMU Screen School, and she has also supported British educational charities linked to performing arts.
Kim commented on the Fellowship: “I am delighted to receive this Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University. The LJMU ethos encourages each student to dream, plan and achieve, an ambition I can truly relate to. The University does fantastic work for performing arts and media students, so it really is an honour to become an advocate for the University and its Screen School, which is committed to giving students a great start in the industry.”
Speaking about Kim’s conferment, Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Brown, said: “Kim is an exceptional actress and her commitment to the city of Liverpool and its arts community has been outstanding. Kim is an inspiration to students for her success and also for the pride and support she has shown to Liverpool. As a driven, talented individual who hails from the city, we are delighted that she will join the LJMU family as an Honorary Fellow.”