The Duchess

  • 26 Sep - 02 Oct, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

Despite her Canadian roots, Katherine Ryan is probably better known in England than she is on this side of the Atlantic. But the glimpses we’ve seen of her on various series shows us a persona that’s brash and bawdy, but tries to be classy and fashionable at the same time. Katherine (Katherine Ryan) is a single mother to her precocious 9 year-old daughter Olive (Katy Byrne), and she’s not afraid to be a bold and bawdy mum. Katherine very much enjoys being Olive’s mom and how close they are; and when she finds out that a classmate named Millie (Beau Gadson) is still bullying Olive, she has no problem smacking the coffee out of the hand of Millie’s mom and confronting her about her parenting right in front of the other moms. She owns an interesting business; she creates pottery that is shaped like bodies. While at work, she gets a surprise visit by her boyfriend Evan (Steen Raskopoulos), a very nice dentist whom she sees on weekends, when Olive is with her father Shep (Rory Keenan). For Olive’s birthday, Katherine and Olive go to visit Shep at his houseboat; the former boy band member shows up late and gives Olive sticks of dynamite. Olive asks for quite an unusual birthday present, she wants a sibling.