Kathy Burke

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth June 13, 1964
Place of Birth England
Age 56 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke is an English actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. She achieved fame with her appearances on sketch shows such as French and Saunders and her recurring role as Magda on the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, as well as her frequent collaborations with fellow comedian Harry Enfield. For her portrayal of Valerie in the 1997 film Nil by Mouth, she won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Burke made her film debut in the 1982 drama Scrubbers, and played Queen Mary I in the award-winning biographical film Elizabeth. Her other film appearances include Sid and Nancy, Dancing at Lughnasa, This Year's Love, Kevin & Perry Go Large, The Martins, Anita and Me, and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands. From 1999 to 2001, she starred as Linda La Hughes on the BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme, for which she received a British Comedy Award and two BAFTA nominations.

Born: Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke, June 13, 1964, Islington, London, England
Residence: Islington, London, England
Occupation: Actress, comedian, writer, producer, director
Years active: 1982–present
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About Kathy Burke

English actress who became known for her role as Perry in the film Kevin and Perry Go Large. She was cast as Mother Barnabas in the 2015 film Pan.

Before Fame

She studied at the Maria Fidelis RC Convent School when she was young and then began her acting studies at Anna Scher Theatre.


She was listed as one of the 50 funniest British actresses in a 2003 issue of The Observer.

Family Life

Her mother, Bridget died of cancer when she was two years old. She has two older brothers, John and Barry.


She directed her first television sketch show, Horne & Corden, in 2009. It starred Mathew Horne.

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  • Alumni of the Anna Scher Theatre School
  • Comedians from London
  • Women theatre directors
  • English women comedians
  • English voice actresses
  • English theatre directors
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Latest information about Kathy Burke updated on January 15, 2021.

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