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Kathy Burke

Biography

British actress who became known on her behalf role as Perry in the film Kevin and Perry Go Huge. She was solid as Mom Barnabas in the 2015 film Skillet. She studied in the Maria Fidelis RC Convent College when she was youthful and then started her acting research at Anna Scher Theater. She was outlined among the 50 funniest English actresses inside a 2003 problem of The Observer. Her mom, Bridget passed away of malignancy when she was 2 yrs old. She’s two old brothers, John and Barry. She aimed her first tv sketch display, Horne & Corden, in ’09 2009. It starred Mathew Horne.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kathy Burke
Date Of Birth June 13, 1964
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School
Nationality British, English
Parents Patrick Burke, Bridget Burke
Siblings Barry Burke, John Burke
Awards Cannes Best Actress Award, The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama, National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer
Movies Pan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kevin & Perry Go Large, Nil by Mouth, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Elizabeth, Dancing at Lughnasa, Flushed Away, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, Love, Honour and Obey, Sid and Nancy, Scrubbers, This Year's Love, The Martins, Anita and Me, Eat the Rich, The Antics Roadshow, Straight to Hell Returns, Bertie Crisp, Work Experience, Hello, Hello, Hello, South Atlantic Raiders, Two of Us, Ted and Ralph, The End
TV Shows Gimme Gimme Gimme, Harry Enfield's Television Programme, French and Saunders, Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, Mr. Wroe's Virgins, Rex the Runt, Harry & Paul, Common As Muck, Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show, Crashing, Harry Enfield and Chums, School of Roars
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Burke lost both parents to cancer. Her mother died in the mid-sixties when Burke was just 2. Her father died in 1985.
2Burke contracted Clostridium difficile while in hospital for an operation in 2007, resulting in her having to pass directing duties on Dying for It at the Almeida Theatre (which starred Charlie Condou and Sophie Stanton who she worked with on Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999)).
3Attended Maria Fidelis Secondary School, Phoenix Road, Euston. Her best friend at school was Kathy Coleman (the two Kathys).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie2016Magda
Crashing2016TV SeriesAunt Gladys
Pan2015Mother Barnabas
An Evening with Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse2015TV MovieKathy
Psychobitches2013-2014TV SeriesThe Queen Mother / Mona Lisa
Walking and Talking2012TV SeriesAngry Nun
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy2011Connie Sachs
Bertie Crisp2011ShortGrace Crisp
Little Crackers2010TV SeriesNun
Straight to Hell Returns2010Sabrina
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul2008TV SeriesQueen
The Catherine Tate Show2007TV SeriesDiane
The Catherine Tate Show Xmas Special2007TV Movie
North of Ping Pong: What Goes Up Must Come Down2007Video shortMinicab Controller
Comedy Showcase2007TV SeriesThe Virgin Mary
A Bucket o' French & Saunders2007TV Series
Flushed Away2006Rita's Mum (voice)
Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky2005TV Mini-SeriesLandlady
Anita & Me2002Mrs. Deidre Rutter
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands2002Carol
Gimme Gimme Gimme1999-2001TV SeriesLinda
The Martins2001Angie Martyn
Harry Enfield Presents Wayne and Waynetta's Guide to Wedded Bliss2001TV MovieWaynetta
The Martins: Deleted Scenes2001Video shortAngie Martin
The Martins: Outtakes2001Video shortAngie Martin
Kevin & Perry Go Large2000Perry
Love, Honor and Obey2000Kathy
Harry Enfield Presents Kevin's Guide to Being a Teenager1999TV ShortPerry
Let Them Eat Cake1999TV SeriesCecile
French and Saunders1988-1999TV SeriesMistress Shag / Tilly / Pan's People / ...
Pleasure Island1999TV SeriesNarrator (voice)
This Year's Love1999Marey
Ted & Ralph1998TV MovieMrs. Ted
Rex the Runt1998TV SeriesMrs. Mandelbrotska
Elizabeth1998Queen Mary Tudor
Dancing at Lughnasa1998Maggie Mundy
Harry Enfield and Chums1994-1997TV SeriesPerry Waynetta Slob Randy Old Lady Hilda ...
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling1997TV Mini-SeriesHonour
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!1997VideoMagda
Nil by Mouth1997Valerie
Common As Muck1994-1997TV SeriesSharon
Absolutely Fabulous1992-1996TV SeriesMagda
Bruised Fruit1996ShortEvie
Hello, Hello, Hello1995Short
Performance1995TV SeriesChristine
Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge1995TV SeriesGirl
Jackanory1995TV SeriesReader
Screen Two1994TV SeriesDebbie
The Comic Strip Presents...1988-1993TV SeriesMary / Waitress / Charlotte
Mr. Wroe's Virgins1993TV Mini-SeriesMartha
Harry Enfield's Television Programme1990-1992TV SeriesWaynetta Slob
A Word in your Era1992TV SeriesMona Lisa
Casualty1991TV SeriesLorraine McCullier
Murder Most Horrid1991TV SeriesHelen
The Bill1989-1991TV SeriesWendy / Sherry Brooks
Screenplay1988-1990TV SeriesLily / Voiceover
Work Experience1989ShortSally
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1988TV SeriesTina Bishop
Scene1988TV Series documentaryVera
Walker1987Annie Mae
Eat the Rich1987Kathy
Call Me Mister1986TV SeriesCleaner
A Very Peculiar Practice1986TV SeriesAlice
Ladies in Charge1986TV SeriesDaisy
Sid and Nancy1986Brenda Windzor
Straight to Hell1986Sabrina
The Best Years of Your Life1986TV MoviePaula
Past Caring1985TV MovieAngie
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House1985TV Mini-SeriesGuster
Sacred Hearts1985Tillie
The Brief1984TV SeriesShirley Daniel
Round and Round1984TV SeriesJanet
Johnny Jarvis1983TV SeriesGirl in Pub
The Nation's Health1983TV SeriesPatient - Brenda
Doctor Who1983TV SeriesLazar
Forever Young1983Girl
Educating Marmalade1982TV SeriesKid
Scrubbers1982Glennis

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Gimme Gimme1999-2001TV Series script editor - 19 episodes
To the Limit1989Documentary short researcher: inner body sequences

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Psychobitches2013-2014TV Series 2 episodes
Walking and Talking2012TV Series 4 episodes
Little Crackers2010TV Series written by - 1 episode
The End1998Short writer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horne & Corden2009TV Series 6 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love, Honor and Obey2000performer: "Burning Love"
This Year's Love1999performer: "Shine"
Dancing at Lughnasa1998"The Isle of Capri' 1934 / performer: "Gypsy Play Your Violin"
Comic Relief1997TV Special performer: "Who Do You Think You Are"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walking and Talking2012TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atonement2007thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2016TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Have I Got News for You1993-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter / Herself
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World2015TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Alternative Election Night2015TV MovieHerself
Travel Man: 48 Hours in...2015TV SeriesHerself
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHerself, Director of Musical
Gogglebox2014TV SeriesHerself
Duck Quacks Don't Echo2014TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1999-2012TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Writing and Shooting Walking and Talking2012Video documentary shortHerself / Angry Nun
Anna2011/IIDocumentaryHerself
That Sunday Night Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Antics Roadshow2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
In Confidence2010TV Series documentaryHerself
More Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The F Word2006TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Parkinson2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot2005TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Culture Show2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Comedy Connections2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Frank Skinner Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Britain's Best Sitcom2004TV SeriesHerself
Appleton on Appleton2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Happiness2003TV SeriesHerself
The Importance of Being Morrissey2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill... - A Live Tribute2002TV MovieHerself / Various Characters
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Best of British2002TV SeriesHerself
SM:TV Live2001TV SeriesHerself
The BAFTA TV Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty2001TV SpecialLinda La Hughes
Room 1012000TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops2000TV SeriesPerry
TFI Friday1999-2000TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Interviewee
Dale's All Stars2000TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHerself
Shooting Gallery1999TV SeriesHerself - Host
Jools's Hootenanny1998TV SeriesHerself
So Graham Norton1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fantasy World Cup1998TV SeriesHerself
Light Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself
Dancing at Lughnasa: Interviews1998Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Dancing at Lughnasa: On Location1998Video documentary shortHerself / Maggie Mundy (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1995TV SpecialHerself
Is That All There Is?1993Herself
The Full Wax1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
One Hour with Jonathan Ross1989TV SeriesVarious Characters
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball1989TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves2016TV Movie documentaryLinda (uncredited)
Have I Got News for You2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Memoirs of a Cigarette2007TV Movie documentaryWaynetta
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
Room 1012005TV SeriesPerry
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryPerry / Linda (uncredited)
Comedy Connections2004TV Series documentaryLinda
Making It at Holby2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Real Vicars of Dibley2002TV MovieLinda (uncredited)
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentary
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)· Gary Oldman
· Mark Strong
· John Hurt
· Toby Jones
· David Dencik
· Ciarán Hinds
· Colin Firth
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Stephen Graham
· Simon McBurney
· Tom Hardy
· Svetlana Khodchenkova
· William Haddock
2002British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy ActressGimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
1998British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Performance by a British Actress in an Independent FilmNil by Mouth (1997)
1997Best ActressCannes Film FestivalNil by Mouth (1997)
1994RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - FemaleMr. Wroe's Virgins (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceGimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
2002National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Comedy PerformanceGimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
2001BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceGimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActressKevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
2000British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressGimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
1999BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment Performance
1999British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressGimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, DramaDancing at Lughnasa (1998)
1998BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNil by Mouth (1997)
1998BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
1998BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceHarry Enfield and Chums (1994)


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#Quote
1When you are called a character actress it's because you are too ugly to be called a leading lady.


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