Toronto – January 15, 2016
Canadian actor Kate Drummond co-stars as Nikki Bender, best friend of Brooke Shields’ Abby Knight, in new Hallmark Movie & Mysteries detective series Flower Shop Mysteries. The first movie in the series, Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word premieres on Sunday, January 17, 2016.
Based on the bestselling novels by Kate Collins and directed by Bradley Walsh (The Listener, Lead With Your Heart), the series is about Abby Knight, a former lawyer turned florist who starts her life over after the death of her husband. After a black SUV rams into her vintage car, Abby tries to track the driver down only to get caught up in a murder mystery where her good friend is the prime suspect and everything links back to the hit and run. The series also stars Beau Bridges (The Millers, The Descendants) and Brennan Elliott (Cold Case, What About Brian) and includes several two-hour movies slated for production.
Kate will also be appearing as a recurring character in the new SEVEN24 Films series Wynonna Earp. The contemporary thriller about a modern day gunslinger and paranormal crime fighting has a cast and crew that is exclusively Canadian and is scheduled to premiere on Monday, March 28, 2016 on CHCH. The series will also air on Syfy in the United States.
Kate made her writing and directorial debut recently with feature film, Go Fish. Starring Gillian Wetherald, Rocky Keller, Shaina Silver-Baird and Mark Ettlinger, the film is currently in post-production and has an anticipated release in 2016.
Also on the lineup for Kate is the lead role of Taylor working opposite Ian Matthews (Bitten, Orphan Black) in Jonathan Bensimon’s short film County Time funded by BravoFACT. Written by Josh Peace (You Might As Well Live, Up in Cottage Country), the film is based on his experiences living in Huron County, and his time spent with some larger than life characters.
As a former elementary teacher-turned-actor who had a late start in the entertainment industry, Kate is an advocate for people following their dreams. On May 8, 2014, Kate was the opening speaker at TEDx in Oshawa, where she told her story of Chasing Dreams and Beginning Again. Her presentation has connected her globally with many people who are also on their path to reaching their goals.
Kate is also committed to philanthropic work, organizing Toronto’s first Street Store in 2014. Only the fourth of its kind in Canada, the store is a community-based pop-up shop where quality clothing and other items donated by the community, were given to the homeless and needy in a dignified, retail setting. Held for one day, more than 300 homeless took part and all leftover items were donated to Engage and Change, further helping the city’s homeless.
About Kate Drummond
Kate Drummond is a highly sought after Canadian elementary school teacher-turned-actor who has diverse experience working in film, television, voiceover, stage and video games. She has appeared in numerous commercial campaigns such as Cheerios, Nissan, and Bell Fibe TV. Kate has also lent her voice to Johnson & Johnson’s widely popular baby commercials, Nestle, RBC and recently became the voice of Canada Blood Donor online campaign, just to name a few. Despite the late start to her acting career, Kate has already worked alongside many renowned actors such as Matthew Modine, William Baldwin, Joan Allen, Alexis Bledel, Mina Suvari, and many others. She has appeared in numerous television series and movies, including Beauty and the Beast, Being Human, Covert Affairs and Hallmark’s Lead with Your Heart. Kate is also widely recognized for playing the role of lead female, Anna Grimsdottir, in Ubisoft’s internationally acclaimed video game, Splinter Cell Blacklist. Kate is also an active volunteer and advocate for her community. She recently did a TED Talk called Chasing Dreams and Beginning Again which has had thousands of views online. She has also worked with charities such as Gamers for Sandy Hook, Habitat for Humanity, the Breast Cancer Foundation, OSPCA and KidSport Ontario.
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