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Kathryn Hunter (born Aikaterini Hadjipateras; 1957) is an award-winning English actress and theatre director. Hunter was born in New York to Greek parents but brought up in the UK. She trained at RADA where she is now an associate, and regularly directs student productions. She now lives in London with her husband Marcello Magni. In her stage work Hunter is particularly associated with physical theatre and has worked with renowned companies in that field including Shared Experience and Complicite. She won an Olivier Award in 1990 for playing the millionairess in Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit. Hunter was the first British actress to play King Lear professionally and has played a number of other male characters including in The Bee, directed by Hideki Noda, which played at the Soho Theatre in June 2006. She has toured internationally in the first English-language production of Fragments a collection of short plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by Peter Brook. In 2008 she was made an...

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