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Overview (4)

Born in Camden, London, England, UK
Birth NameKatherine Lucy Bridget Burke
Nickname Kath
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 at school and enrolled at the famous Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington. When Kathy was 17 years old, she was spotted by film director Mai Zetterling who was looking for young actresses to appear in the film Scrubbers (1982). At 22, Kathy wrote her first play "Mr Thomas". She directed it at the "Old Red Lion" and Ray Winstone appeared in the title role. Kathy is keenly interested in art and books and she collects first editions. She now lives in Highbury, London near Arsenal football ground.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kelly Wiebe (senhue@mts.net)

Trivia (3)

Attended Maria Fidelis Secondary School, Phoenix Road, Euston. Her best friend at school was Kathy Coleman (the two Kathys).
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)).
Burke lost both parents to cancer. Her mother died in the mid-sixties when Burke was just 2. Her father died in 1985.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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