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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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(2011)
Elizabeth Queen Mary Tudor
(1998)
Sid and Nancy Brenda Windzor
(1986)

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 2022 The Sea Beast (voice)
 2017-2020 School of Roars (TV Series)
Miss Grizzlesniff
- Breakfast Club (2020) ... Miss Grizzlesniff
- Paws and Claws (2020) ... Miss Grizzlesniff
- Monster Post (2020) ... Miss Grizzlesniff
- School Library (2020) ... Miss Grizzlesniff
- Snowed In (2018) ... Miss Grizzlesniff
 2016 Crashing (TV Series)
Aunt Gladys
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Aunt Gladys
 2015 Pan
Mother Barnabas
 2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Series)
Kathy Burke
- Jukebox Musical (2014) ... Kathy Burke
 2013-2014 Psychobitches (TV Mini Series)
The Queen Mother / Mona Lisa
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... The Queen Mother
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Mona Lisa
 2012 Walking and Talking (TV Series)
Angry Nun
- Four (2012) ... Angry Nun
- Three (2012) ... Angry Nun
- Two (2012) ... Angry Nun
- One (2012) ... Angry Nun
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Connie Sachs
 2011 Bertie Crisp (Short)
Grace Crisp
 2008 Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (TV Series)
Queen
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... Queen
 2007 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
Diane
- Christmas Special (2007) ... Diane
 2007 North of Ping Pong: What Goes Up Must Come Down (Video short)
Minicab Controller
 2007 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
The Virgin Mary
- The Eejits (2007) ... 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
- The Plains of Cement: Ella's Story (2005) ... Landlady (voice)
- The Siege of Pleasure: Jenny's Story (2005) ... Landlady (voice)
- The Midnight Bell: Bob's Story (2005) ... Landlady (voice)
 2002 Anita & Me
Mrs. Deidre Rutter
 2001 The Martins: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Angie Martin
 2001 The Martins: Outtakes (Video short)
Angie Martin
 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
Angie Martin
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Perry
- Episode dated 28 April 2000 (2000) ... Perry
 2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large
Perry
 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
 1994-1998 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 #2.4 (1997) ... Pam Herbert / Randy Old Lady Hilda
 1998 Ted & Ralph (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ted
 1998 Rex the Runt (TV Series)
Mrs. Mandelbrotska
- Adventures on Telly 3 (1998) ... Mrs. Mandelbrotska (voice)
 1998 Elizabeth
Queen Mary Tudor
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa
Maggie Mundy
 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)
Jo Thomas
 1995 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- The Twits (1995) ... Reader
 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 Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again (TV Movie)
 1992-1994 The Fat Slags (TV Mini Series)
Sandra Burke
- Blue Honeymoon (1994) ... Sandra Burke (voice)
- Dirty Weekend (1992) ... Sandra Burke
- Working Girls (1992) ... Sandra Burke
- Slags at Large (1992) ... Sandra Burke
 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
 1990-1992 Harry Enfield's Television Programme (TV Series)
Waynetta Slob
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... Waynetta Slob
- Episode #2.5 (1992) ... Waynetta Slob
- Episode #2.4 (1992) ... Waynetta Slob
- Episode #2.3 (1992) ... Waynetta Slob
 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 Morrissey: Ouija Board, Ouija Board (Music Video)
Kathy Burke
 1989 Work Experience (Short)
Sally
 1989 Bananarama Feat. Lananeeneenoonoo: Help! (Music Video short)
Kim
 1987 Two of Us (TV Movie)
Vera
 1987 Walker
Annie Mae
 1987 Eat the Rich
Kathy
 1987 Straight to Hell Returns
Sabrina
 1986 The Best Years of Your Life (TV Movie)
Paula
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
Cleaner
- Longshot (1986) ... Cleaner
 1986 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Alice
- Catastrophe Theory (1986) ... Alice
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Daisy
- A Public Mischief (1986) ... Daisy
 1986 Sid and Nancy
Brenda Windzor
 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
 1984/II Sacred Hearts
Tillie
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Shirley Daniel
- Look at Me (1984) ... Shirley Daniel
 1984 Round and Round (TV Series)
Janet
- First Love (1984) ... Janet
 1983 Forever Young
Girl
 1983 Johnny Jarvis (TV Mini Series)
Girl in Pub
- Part Five: 1981-1982 (1983) ... Girl in Pub
 1983 The Nation's Health (TV Series)
Patient - Brenda
- Collapse (1983) ... Patient - Brenda
 1983 Scene (TV Series)
 1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Lazar
- Terminus: Part Three (1983) ... Lazar (uncredited)
- Terminus: Part One (1983) ... Lazar (uncredited)
 1982 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
School Kid
- Cringe Hill (1982) ... School Kid
 1982 Scrubbers
Glennis
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Mike Leigh's play, "It's A Great Big Shame!," at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England with Michael Gunn in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Tina Bishop | Cathy Burke

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Parents:

Burke, Patrick | Burke, Bridget
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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 lost both parents to cancer. Her mother died in the mid-sixties when Burke was just 2. Her father died in 1985. See more »

Nickname:

Kath

Star Sign:

Gemini

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