About Katherine Shearer

Mad. Enough to be an actor.
A touch from all the family heritage - Shearer, Besanko, Cowdroy. Eccentric yet grounded.
A childhood filled with artistic opportunities by creatively minded parents.
Musician. Singer. Actor.
Bohemian at heart.
A wonder lust… or constantly itchy feet. Restlessness.
A spirit that won't give up.
Vulnerable but strong.
Much room for improvement.
Always looking to create opportunities.
Lives in hope.
Never gives up.

Kate’s screen work includes iconic Australian TV shows RAKE, opposite Richard Roxburgh and Home and Away, opposite Georgie Parker. She has worked alongside award winning directors Armand de Salvy, Dan Krige and AFTRS film FRUIT with Ella Scott Lynch. Going to the movies always held that magical fascination as a child, loving watching stories within the power of the big screen, in awe of the actors craft and their abilities to channel characters and provoke powerful reactions. Kate desires to strengthen her challenges and opportunities for film work and is open to collaborations with independent producers with unique stories to tell.

Rough Stuff

Kate plays hard nosed reporter Roth Richards in Progressive Pictures new Aussie comedy-adventure feature film ROUGH STUFF, which screened across Cinemas in 2017. Now available on DVD. Written and Directed by Jonathan Adams. 

Visit the Rough Stuff Website

Witch Hunt

A documentary in production by IDLE WRATH FILMS on the subject of false accusations of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP)

Kate plays IDA, the ‘anti-profile’ mother  

Executive Producer: Dr Helen Hayward-Brown, Director: Suzanne Rath

DOP: Sian Bates, Sound: Lucas Robinson, Hair Makeup: Veronica Colvin

Green-Eyed Monsters

Kate portrays Diana Haun, in the episode of ‘Green Eyed Monsters‘, directed by Kate Ryerson for the American documentary television series Deadly Women. Haun was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping and a special circumstance of murder for financial gain.

Kate also played victim Janet Perry in the episode ‘A Bankrupt Heart’ for Behind Mansion Walls, directed by James Knox. 

Both shows are produced in Australia by Beyond International.