Kate Maravan is a British actress, acting teacher, and co-founder of White Box, a resident theatre company at the Actors Centre, in London. She is best known for playing Laura Dunnford in the British television comedy series Broken News. Maravan trained at RADA, and teaches the Meisner Technique at the Royal Court Theatre. She has also taught for the International Institute of Performing Arts in Paris. She plays recurring character Dr Abbott in Emmerdale.