Kathy Burke Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Brothers, Illness and Movies

Kathy Burke Biography

Kathy Burke is an English actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. She was born on 13 June 1964 in Hampstead, London, England as Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke. She achieved fame with her appearances on sketch shows such as French and Saunders (1988–99) and her recurring role as Magda on the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992–96), 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 (1998). Her other film appearances include Sid and Nancy (1986), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), This Year’s Love (1999), Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000), The Martins (2001), Anita and Me (2002), and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002).

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. Having spent most of the 2000s concentrating on her work as a theatre director, she returned to film roles in the 2010s with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Pan (2015), and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016).

Kathy Burke Age

Burke is 58 years old as of 2022, she was born on 13 June 1964, in Camden Town, London.

Kathy Burke Height

Burke has a height of 5 feet 3 inches or 1.6 m. Her hair color is dark brown and her eye color is hazel.

Kathy Burke Parents

Burke was born to her mother, Bridget (Bridie), died of cancer when she was two, Subsequently, she returned to live with her Irish father, Patrick (Paddy), a builder who died of cancer in 1985, and she was brought up by neighbors (the Galvin family) for the following few years. After her mother’s death due to cancer, she was brought up by neighbors, and later she returned to live with her Irish father.

Kathy Burke Education

Burke attended the Maria Fidelis RC Convent School. Additionally, she later studied at Anna Scher Theatre School.

Kathy Burke Brothers

Kathy has two elder brothers, John and Barry.

Kathy Burke Husband

Burke is single, the couple married in the year 2019, she told The Guardian that she is perfectly content being single.

Kathy Burke Net Worth

Burke has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars. She has accumulated her income from her career as an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

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Kathy Burke Dead

Burke made the news after it was reported that she nearly died after she fell foul of Clostridium difficile. She revealed that she had three near-death experiences.

Kathy Burke Illness

Actress Kathy Burke has revealed that she nearly died after contracting a superbug in hospital. The 43-year-old comedienne-turned-theatre-director caught Clostridium difficile last year when she was being treated for abdominal problems and a glandular condition.

Kathy Burke Actress

Burke initially made her screen debut with a small role in the controversial 1982 film ‘Scrubbers’. Additionally, in the same year, she also starred in the TV series ‘Educating Marmalade’. Later in 1983, she was cast in ‘Doctor Who, ‘The Nation’s Health’, ‘Johnny Jarvis and ‘Forever Young’.

In addition, in 1984, Burke had roles in the TV series ‘Round and Round’ and ‘The Brief’. Since then, she has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, she has over 75 credits as an actress.

Some other movies and television series that Burke has appeared in are ‘School of Roars’, ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’, ‘Crashing’, ‘Pan’, ‘Psychobitches’, ‘Walking and Talking’, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘Little Crackers’, ‘Straight to Hell Returns’, ‘The Catherine Tate Show’, ‘Comedy Showcase’, ‘Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky’, ‘Once Upon a Time in the Midlands’, ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, ‘The Martins’, ‘Love, Honor and Obey’, and ‘Kevin & Perry Go Large’ among others. Additionally, she also has one credit as a producer and 2 credits as a director. Furthermore, she also has 4 credits as a writer.

Kathy Burke Movies

  • Nil by Mouth (film)
  • Kevin and Perry Go Large
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Pan 2015
  • Dancing at Lughnasa 1998
  • Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Scrubbers 1982
  • Flushed Away
  • This Year’s Love 1999
  • The Martins 2001
  • Straight to Hell 1987
  • Anita and Me
  • Eat the Rich 1987
  • Work Experience (film)
  • Walker 1987
  • Straight to Hell Returns
  • The Antics Roadshow
  • Bertie Crisp
  • The Two Of Us 1987
  • Hello, Hello, Hello 1995
  • “The Comic Strip Presents…” South
  • Atlantic Raiders
  • Ted and Ralph
  • The End 1998
  • Kathy Burke Awards
  • Cannes Best Actress Award
  • 1997 · Nil by Mouth
  • The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
  • 1998 · Nil by Mouth
  • British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress
  • 2002 · Gimme Gimme Gimme

Kathy Burke TV Shows

  • Gimme Gimme Gimme (TV series)
  • Harry Enfield’s Television Programme
  • French and Saunders
  • Mr. Wroe’s Virgins
  • School of Roars
  • Rex the Runt
  • Harry and Paul
  • Girls Who Do: Comedy
  • Crashing (UK TV series)
  • Common As Muck
  • The History Of Tom Jones A Foundling
  • Walking and Talking
  • Bad Girls Behind Bars
  • Set of Six (TV series)
  • Harry Enfield’s Brand Spanking New
  • On Baby Street

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