Tate’s Bertram was first introduced on the series when she applied for the job of regional manager after Michael Scott (Steve Carell) left.
“Catherine is hysterical. We introduced her briefly in last season’s finale and knew she had to be a part of the show somehow. We’ll meet her again as corporate’s special projects manager, and her relationship with Robert California (James Spader) will be far from professional. We’re thrilled that she’s joining the cast,” stated executive producer Paul Lieberstein in a press release announcing her return.
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Tate’s acting credits include the multi-award-winning BBC series, The Catherine Tate Show, which showcased her chameleon-like talent for character transformation. In addition to playing Donna Noble (the Doctor’s companion) in the 4th series of BBC’s Doctor Who. Tate also co-starred in the feature films Gulliver’s Travels, Monte Carlo, Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution, 66 and Starter for Ten.
Theatre work includes the lead role of Belinda in the National Theatre production Season’s Greetings and Beatrice in the West End production of Much Ado About Nothing, David Eldridge’s Under the Blue Sky, Some Girls and A Servant to Two Masters for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Tate wrote, directed and co-starred in the acclaimed short film My First Nativity for the Sky Little Cracker’s season. In addition to being the key writer for her own series, Tate has a feature script currently in development.
Source: NBC – October 21, 2011