Canadian actor Kate Drummond co-stars as Nikki Bender, best friend of Brooke Shields’ Abby Knight, in new murder mystery series Flower Shop Mystery. A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original, the first installment of the series, Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word, will premiere on Canada’s W Network on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9 p.m.
Based on the bestselling series by Kate Collins and directed by Bradley Walsh, Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word first premiered in the United States on Sunday, January 17, 2016, and made network history by becoming the most watched January original premiere in Hallmark. The story follows Abby Knight (Brooke Shields), 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 and Brennan Elliott.
The second movie of the series, Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud, will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, April 24, 2016, and the third installment, Dearly Depotted, is currently in post-production. Kate will be back in North Bay to start shooting the fourth and fifth movies of the series in Fall 2016.
Kate also stars as the driven and intimidating biomedical engineer Dr. Jessica Kandel in Ubisoft’s latest video game Tom Clancy’s The Division, which was released on March 8, 2016 and broke multiple Ubisoft sales records in its first 24 hours with more than one million copies of the game sold. The game also set records for the highest single-day sales of full game downloads for Ubisoft across all the platforms on which it is available – PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
No stranger to the industry, this full performance capture role is not Kate’s first in a hit video game and most definitely will not be her last. She also starred in the main role of Anna Grimsdottir in Ubisoft’s internationally acclaimed video game Splinter Cell: Blacklist and she also just wrapped yet another lead role in an undisclosed game title.
Kate will also be appearing as Agent Lucado, 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 premiered April 4, 2016 on CHCH. The series will also air on Syfy in the United States. Kate’s Agent Lucado will show up mid-season, with her first appearance scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016.
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.
Kate is a former elementary school teacher of over a decade who switched careers late in life and is an advocate for people following their dreams like she has. 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 actor whose diverse work experience includes film, television, voiceover, stage and video games. She has appeared in numerous television series and movies, and is currently co-starring with Brooke Shields and Beau Bridges in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ newest Flower Shop Mystery Series, which pulled the largest debut audience in network history with its January 2016 premiere of Mum’s The Word. She will also be appearing as a recurring guest star in the upcoming Syfy series Wynonna Earp premiering in both Canada and the United States in April 2016. Not confined to film and television, Kate has acted in numerous hit video games, most notably the roles of Anna Grimsdottir in Ubisoft’s internationally acclaimed video game Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Jessica Kandel in its newest release Tom Clancy’s The Division. Some of Kate’s other credits include original Hallmark movies Lead With Your Heart alongside Billy Baldwin and Good Witch. Most recently, Kate has made appearances in series and movies such as the Oscar-nominated Room, The Informant, CAT. 8, Beauty and the Beast, Being Human and Covert Affairs.
As a former elementary school teacher who became an actor later in life, Kate is an advocate for people following their dreams. In May 2014, Kate was the opening speaker at TEDx in Oshawa, where she told her story of Chasing Dreams and Beginning Again. The presentation has connected her globally with many people who are also on their path to reaching their goals. Along with her acting career, Kate is an active member of her community, working with charities such as Gamers for Sandy Hook, Habitat for Humanity, the Breast Cancer Foundation, OSPCA and KidSport Ontario. She organized Toronto’s first Street Store in 2014, 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.
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