Kate Dickie (born July 4, 1971) is a Scottish actress who played Armitage Hux's First Order monitor in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. She is also known for playing Lysa Arryn on the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones and Lex in the BBC series Tinsel Town. Other roles of note include the security operative Jackie in the 2006 feature film Red Road, for which she won several awards; the medic Kate Ford in the 2012 science-fiction film Prometheus, and Katherine in the 2015 horror film The Witch, where Dickie plays the wife of fellow The Last Jedi actor Ralph Ineson.
Dickie was born in East Kilbride, Scotland, but spent part of her childhood in different parts of Scotland, Wigtownshire, Galloway, Perthshire and Ayrshire, due to frequent moves by her family. From an early age she discovered her passion for acting, which her parents also supported. Coming from a working-class family (her father was a farmer and gardener) in which no family member had been in the arts before, she was embarrassed to call herself an actress since she was afraid to be called pretentious. Her desire for drama classes supported her to overcome her insecurities that appeared through the frequent school changes and helped her dealing with adjusting to new people and surroundings. After leaving school she went to college in Kirkcaldy to study for a national certificate in drama. In 1990, she won a place at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and decided to stay in Glasgow. Dickie started to work in theatre and had the opportunity to perform with some of Scotland's best companies. She finally achieved her breakthrough in 2000, in the BBC Scotland / Raindog series, Tinsel Town.
Through Dickie's performance in her film debut Red Road (in which she plays a security camera operative who gets involved with people's everyday lives through her camera perspective and who begins to stalk a man for reasons relating to her past) with her former drama school mate and co-star Tony Curran, she gained more recognition as a serious actress.
In the stage play Aalst, based on the true story of a couple who had killed their children and were sentenced in a high-profile trial, Dickie plays one of the parents. Her motivation to perform this role was her feeling of "responsibility to play people like that and to give them a voice. People that are not necessarily good or nice and have good lives."
Dickie was a swimming trainer in the 2010 television film Dive.
She again won Best Actress at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards for the film Couple in a Hole.
In 2018 Dickie appeared in season 5 episode of the crime drama series Shetland.
Dickie lives with her daughter, Molly Christie (born in 2004), and her boyfriend, Kenny, in Glasgow.
- Kate Dickie on Wikipedia