Katrin Cartlidge (May 15 1961 – September 7 2002) was an English actress. She first appeared on screen as Lucy Collins in the Liverpool soap opera Brookside from 1982 to 1988 and later became well known for her film work with directors such as Mike Leigh and Lars von Trier.
Cartlidge was born in London
to an English
father and an immigrant Jewish
refugee mother from Germany. She was educated at the Parliament Hill School for Girls
Cartlidge died aged 41 of complications from pneumonia and septicaemia, stemming from a pheochromocytoma.
Katrin Cartlidge Foundation
The impact of Cartlidge's sudden death saw the creation of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation by the trustees Mike Leigh
, Peter Gevisser
, Simon McBurney
, Chris Simon
and Cat Villiers
. The patrons include Lars von Trier
and her sister Michelle Cartlidge
. Established at the Sarajevo Film Festival
, scholarships are awarded "...to encourage, in the form of an annual bursary awarded to a new creative voice in cinema, the independence, singularity and integrity of spirit that Katrin Cartlidge powerfully embraced and exemplified in her own lifetime" (according to the foundation's website).
The first year's award was selected by Mike Leigh
and given to Greg Hall
for The Plague
(2004) at the 10th Sarajevo film festival who described it as "Serious, funny, real, surreal, and totally anarchic. Very exciting twenty first Century kind of cinema."
The second award, at 11th Sarajevo Film Festival, was chosen by Emily Watson and given to Amy Neil for her short film Can't Stop Breathing.
The third award, at 12th Sarajevo Film Festival, was selected by Simon McBurney and Juergen Teller and given to Eyas Salman and Gerd Schneider for the Edge Of Hope.
The fourth award, at 13th Sarajevo Film Festival, was selected byJohn Lyons and given to Cary Fukunaga for his film Victoria Para Chino.