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Kathy Burke


Ms. Burke was born in Camden, London in 1964 at the Royal Free Hospital. Kathy's mother died when she was a baby and she was in foster homes for a short time until her father, who was a heavy drinker, could regain custody of Kathy and live with her two brothers. Kathy attended the Maria Fidelis Secondary School in Euston. She was encouraged to act ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Pan (post-production)
Mother Barnabas
 2013 Psychobitches (TV Series)
Mona Lisa
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Mona Lisa
 2012 Walking and Talking (TV Series)
Angry Nun
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Angry Nun
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Angry Nun
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Angry Nun
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Angry Nun
 2011 Bertie Crisp (Short)
Grace Crisp
 2010 Straight to Hell Returns
Sabrina
 2008 Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (TV Series)
Queen
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... Queen
 2007 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
Nan's daughter
- Christmas Special (2007) ... Nan's daughter
 2007 North of Ping Pong: What Goes Up Must Come Down (Video short)
Minicab Controller
 2007 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
The Virgin Mary
 2007 A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2007)
- Episode #1.3 (2007)
 2006 Flushed Away
Rita's Mum (voice)
 2005 Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (TV Mini-Series)
Landlady (voice)
 2002 Anita and Me
Mrs. Rutter
 1999-2001 Gimme Gimme Gimme (TV Series)
Linda
- Decoy (2001) ... Linda
- Singing in the Drain (2001) ... Linda
- Trauma (2001) ... Linda
- Secrets and Flies (2001) ... Linda
- Lollipop Man (2001) ... Linda
 2001 The Martins: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Angie Martin
 2001 The Martins: Outtakes (Video short)
Angie Martin
 2000 Love, Honor and Obey
Kathy
 1999 Let Them Eat Cake (TV Series)
Cecile
- A Marriage of Convenience (1999) ... Cecile
 1988-1999 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Mistress Shag / Tilly / Pan's People / ...
- Witless Silence (1999)
- French and Saunders Christmas Carol (1994) ... Mistress Shag
- The House of Idiot (1993) ... Tilly / Pan's People
- French & Saunders: The Special Edition (1993) ... Private Burke
- Gone with the Wind (1990) ... Mrs. Dobson (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Pleasure Island (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 This Year's Love
Marey
 1998 Ted & Ralph (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ted
 1998 Rex the Runt (TV Series)
Mrs. Mandelbrotska
- Adventures on Telly 3 (1998) ... Mrs. Mandelbrotska (voice)
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa
Maggie Mundy
 1994-1997 Harry Enfield and Chums (TV Series)
Perry / Waynetta Slob / Randy Old Lady Hilda / ...
- Episode #2.6 (1997) ... Perry / Lulu the Toddler / Randy Old Lady Hilda
- Episode #2.5 (1997) ... Perry / Lulu the Toddler
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Perry / Pam Herbert / Lulu the Toddler / ...
 1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (TV Mini-Series)
Honour
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Honour
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Honour
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Honour
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Honour
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Honour
 1997 Nil by Mouth
Valerie
 1994-1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Sharon
- Episode #2.6 (1997) ... Sharon
- Episode #2.5 (1997) ... Sharon
- Episode #2.4 (1997) ... Sharon
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Sharon
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Sharon
 1992-1996 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Magda
- The Last Shout: Part 2 (1996) ... Magda
- The End (1995) ... Magda
- Fear (1995) ... Magda
- Hospital (1994) ... Magda
- Magazine (1992) ... Magda
 1996 Bruised Fruit (Short)
Evie
 1995 Hello, Hello, Hello (Short)
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Christine
- After Miss Julie (1995) ... Christine
 1995 Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (TV Series)
Girl
- Life's a Bitch (1995) ... Girl
 1995 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- The Twits (1995) ... Reader
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Debbie
- Sin Bin (1994) ... Debbie
 1988-1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Mary / Waitress / Charlotte
- Jealousy (1993) ... Waitress
- South Atlantic Raiders: Part 1 (1990) ... Mary
- Funseekers (1988) ... Charlotte (as Cathy Burke)
 1993 Mr. Wroe's Virgins (TV Mini-Series)
Martha
- Martha's Story (1993) ... Martha
- Hannah's Story (1993) ... Martha
- Joanna's Story (1993) ... Martha
- Leah's Story (1993) ... Martha
 1992 A Word in your Era (TV Series)
Mona Lisa
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mona Lisa
 1991 Casualty (TV Series)
Lorraine McCullier
- Facing Up (1991) ... Lorraine McCullier
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Helen
- A Determined Woman (1991) ... Helen
 1989-1991 The Bill (TV Series)
Wendy / Sherry Brooks
- The Negotiator (1991) ... Wendy
- Leaving (1989) ... Sherry Brooks
 1988-1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Lily / Voiceover
- Amongst Barbarians (1990) ... Lily
- The Black and Blue Lamp (1988) ... Voiceover
 1989 Work Experience (Short)
 1988 The Last Resort (TV Series)
Tina Bishop
- Episode #4.2 (1988) ... Tina Bishop
- Episode #3.13 (1988) ... Tina Bishop
- Episode #3.10 (1988) ... Tina Bishop
- Episode #3.9 (1988) ... Tina Bishop
 1988 Scene (TV Series)
Vera
- Two of Us (1988) ... Vera
 1987 Walker
Annie Mae
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
Cleaner
- Longshot (1986) ... Cleaner
 1986 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Alice
- Catastrophe Theory (1986) ... Alice
 1986 Forever Young
Girl
 1986 Straight to Hell
Sabrina
 1986 The Best Years of Your Life (TV Movie)
Paula
 1985 Past Caring (TV Movie)
Angie
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Guster
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Guster
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Guster
 1985 Sacred Hearts
Tillie
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Shirley Daniel
- Look at Me (1984) ... Shirley Daniel
 1983 Johnny Jarvis (TV Series)
Girl In Pub
- 1981-1982 (1983) ... Girl In Pub
 1983 The Nation's Health (TV Series)
Patient - Brenda
- Collapse (1983) ... Patient - Brenda
 1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Lazar
- Terminus: Part Three (1983) ... Lazar (uncredited)
- Terminus: Part One (1983) ... Lazar (uncredited)
 1982 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
Kid
- Cringe Hill (1982) ... Kid
 1982 Scrubbers
Glennis
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Tom Griffin's play, "The Boys Next Door," at the Hampstead Theatre in London, England with Jack Fortune, Allan Corduner, Joseph Mydell, Richard Cordery, and Marcus D'Amico in the cast. Rob Mulholland was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Cathy Burke

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Burke 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)). See more »

Nickname:

Kath

Star Sign:

Gemini

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