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Catherine Disher (born June 22, 1960) is a Canadian actress. She portrays Martha Tinsdale in all of The Good Witch films and television series Good Witch.

Life and Career[]

Born in England and raised in Montreal, Catherine Disher attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and McGill University in Montreal, originally as an English Literature Major. She was later accepted by and graduated from one of the most prestigious theatre schools in North America- The National Theatre School of Canada.

Catherine is best known for her varied work in series television for which she has received seven Gemini Award nominations, the first being for her role in "Grand Larceny". She was nominated twice for her role as Natalie Lambert in the cult vampire series "Forever Knight". She won the Gemini for best actress in 2004 for her portrayal of volatile federal cabinet minister Audrey Flankman in the CBC series "Snakes and Ladders" and won another Gemini in 2010 for best-supporting actress for her role as Superintendent Maggie Norton in the CBC drama series "The Border". She was nominated three times for the "Border"- one nomination for each season of the show.

Catherine has also appeared in many television movies in roles as diverse as showgirl Dulcie Dobbs in the period heist "Grand Larceny", Betty Fox in "The Terry Fox Story" and Chief Catherine Novak in the recent, highly rated Lifetime movie "An Officer And A Murderer".

She currently portrays Martha Tinsdale, the doyenne of Middleton society, in the popular Hallmark series, "The Good Witch" television movies. She reclaimed the role in 2015 when the show became a television series.

At some point, she married Cedric Smith, and they had one child together. However, they divorced in an unknown year.


Notes and Trivia[]

  • She, along with her co-star Catherine Bell, have appeared in every consecutive Good Witch film and episode.
  • Catherine was familiar with her The Good Witch movie co-star, Chris Potter from their work in the animated series, X-Men.
  • She voiced popular X-Men character, Jean Grey, from 1992-1997 in X-Men: The Animated Series.