Catherine Ford (born 12 May 1968), known professionally as Catherine Tate, is an English actress, comedian and writer. She has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show (2004-2006), as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTA. Following the success of The Catherine Tate Show, Tate played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who and later reprised her role, becoming the Tenth Doctor's regular companion for the fourth series in 2008. In 2011, she began a recurring role as Nellie Bertram in the U.S. version of The Office and was a regular until the series ended.In 2013, Tate played the role of Miss Sarah Postern in the sitcom Big School. Since 2017, she has provided the voice of Magica De Spell in the DuckTales animated series. Tate has appeared in films such as Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Monte Carlo (2011) and SuperBob (2015).