Happy Birthday Kim Cattrall: Here are some of her works that prove that she’s much more than the popular character Samantha
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Happy Birthday Kim Cattrall: Here are some of her works that prove that she’s much more than the popular character Samantha
Shilpa S
Aug 21, 2021

Kim Cattrall earned the affection of American and global audiences when she emulated the role of Samantha in the highly popular Sex and the City series. Though many people recognize her as the strong-willed, fashionable diva, Cattrall has proved she is so much more than a one-trick pony, tackling a variety of roles in several works across the years. Not only has she shined as the protagonist, she has also acted as a catalyst to bring out the best in her co-stars as well in her various supporting roles. In a career spanning over four decades, the actress has not only proved that she is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to television and film, she has also lit up the stage on Broadway and theatre.

As the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress traces another year around the sun, let’s take a look at some of her memorable performances.

Filthy Rich
5.7OTTplay Rating
Based on the New Zealand series of the same name, Filthy Rich has a story that deals with greed and ambition. When a wealthy man, the founder of a television network, unexpectedly passes away, it draws his brood of illegitimate children like vultures to the scene, all of whom want a piece of the family fortune. Kim Cattrall plays the role of the deceased businessman’s calculating wife, who in the face of having her fortune slip away from her fingers stops at nothing to keep what she considers rightfully hers. Her cold and shrewd performance is definitely one of the highlights of the short-lived TV series.
The Ghost Writer
7.3OTTplay Rating
Adapted from the novel, The Ghost, this fast-paced political thriller revolves around an author who has been hired to write the biography of a former British Prime Minister. While at the politician’s mansion, he finds himself trapped in the midst of a twisted plot, and his life in jeopardy. A critical and commercial hit, The Ghost Writer features a stellar cast which just adds to its impeccable storytelling. Kim Cattrall shines as the former minister’s personal assistant, whom he is hinted to be having an affair with. Her severe and no nonsense demeanor is wonderfully captured by the actress.
Split Second
6.7OTTplay Rating
Set in a dystopian London, Split Second tells the story of a burnt-out, yet shrewd detective, who is obsessed with finding out the murderer of his partner. Kim Cattrall gives it her all in the role of the ex-partner’s grieving wife, who had an illicit affair with her husband’s partner. Her acting chops, along with her co-stars is regarded as one of the saving graces of a film doomed to be a failure with its lack-lustre plot and pace. However, this campy thriller which combines horror, sci-fi and action gave rise to a unique film which has garnered a cult following over the years.
Ice Princess
6.4OTTplay Rating
This teen drama tells the story of a bright young woman, who while researching for a school project, is ignited with a passion for becoming a professional ice-skater. However, her path to her dream is riddled with obstacles, including a disapproving mother and shady coach. Kim Cattrall’s performance as the seemingly harmless coach turned saboteur, who deliberately ruins her pupil’s chance at victory out of petty reasons, will leave viewers seething and anxiously wondering if she will redeem herself as the movie progresses.
Meet Monica Velour
5.9OTTplay Rating
This coming-of-age independent drama tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an awkward teen and a washed–up porn star of the 80s whom he had idolized. But reality is often disappointing, as he discovers his idol, now a single mother, is struggling to make ends meet. Kim Cattrall gives a raw portrayal of her character’s toils and unfulfilled aspirations, in a way that will make every viewer sympathise with her, trying to juggle taking care of her children and giving it her all at a thankless job.

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