After supporting roles in Sacred Hearts, Funseekers, Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy and Hello Hello Hello (with lead actor David Thewlis), Kathy Burke gained worldwide renown and the Best Actress Award at the 1997 50th Anniversary Cannes Film Festival for her unflinching performance in Gary Oldham's directorial debut in Nil By Mouth. That deft portrayal also earned heer a Variety Club of Britain Film Actress Award, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. Burke recently starred opposite her Lughnasa co-star Katherine McCormack in This Year's Love, and as Mary Tudor in Elizabeth I. On-stage, Burke's credits include The Hungry Ghosts, Amongst Barbarians, Who's Left, The Boys Next Door and It's a Great Big Shame. Her extensive television repertoire includes the BBC productions Bleak House, The Best Years of Your Life, This Year's Model, Amongst Barbarians, the international cult favorite Absolutely Fabulous, After Miss Julie and Tom Jones. For her performance in the Channel X production of Danny Boyle's (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) Mr. Wroe's Virgins, Burke received the 1993 Royal Television Society Award for Best Actress. Most recently, she received the 1998 BAFTA Television Best Actress and Best Light Entertainment Performance Awards for her work in the Tiger Aspect/BBC production of Gimme Gimme Gimme.
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Kathy Burke Facts
|June 13, 1964 (59)
|London, England, United Kingdom
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