Kate Ashfield is an English actress. Her professional acting career started in 1994, debuting in the film Princess Caraboo. She later had roles in the TV shows Soldier Soldier and Watership Down. She next appeared in the films The War Zone and Guest House Paradiso. In the 2000s, she had performances in the movies Late Night Shopping, Pure, Pollyanna, Beyond Borders, Shaun of the Dead, Spivs, and Fakers. Later in 2009, she portrayed Miep Gies in the BBC drama The Diary of Anne Frank. In the 2010s, she starred in the French film Late Bloomers. She later had roles in the movies 7 Lives, When the Lights Went Out, Byzantium, and Nymphomaniac, among others. She recently starred as Mary Parker in the TV drama Sanditon.