Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke

Highest Rated: 88% Sid and Nancy (1986)

Lowest Rated: 0% Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)

Birthday: Jun 13, 1964

Birthplace: Not Available

One of Britain's most esteemed comic and dramatic character actresses, Kathy Burke is a vibrant presence in films, television, and on the stage. Born in Islington, London, in 1965, she got her start with supporting roles in such films as Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy (1986). It was with her comic roles for BBC television that Burke made her first real impact, particularly as magazine editor Magda on the popular Absolutely Fabulous and as various characters on the Harry Enfield and Chums series. In 1993, she received the Royal Television Society's Best Actress Award for her performance in the BBC production of Danny Boyle's Mr. Wroe's Virgins.Burke gained an introduction to an international audience in 1997 with her astonishing portrayal of an abused, pregnant wife in Gary Oldman's harrowing Nil by Mouth. Awarded the Cannes Festival's Best Actress Award and nominated for a BAFTA, Burke earned some long-overdue recognition for her screen work. The following year, she earned additional recognition with her solid performances in Shekar Kapur's lavishly acclaimed Elizabeth, which cast her as the ailing, vengeful Mary Tudor, and Dancing at Lughnasa, in which she played one of a group of close-knit Irish sisters. Burke then blended comedy and drama in This Year's Love, a romantic ensemble piece that featured her as an airport cleaning woman convinced that anyone who falls in love with her is clearly insane.

Highest Rated Movies



58% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Magda $4.8M 2016
27% Pan Mother Barnabas Matka Barnabas $36M 2015
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Connie Sachs $20.3M 2011
73% Flushed Away Rita's Mum $64.5M 2006
51% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Carol 2003
67% Anita & Me Anita's mother 2002
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Morrissey Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Martins (The Tosspots) Angie Martin 2001
29% Love, Honour and Obey Kathy 2001
0% Kevin & Perry Go Large Actor 2000
No Score Yet This Year's Love Mary 1999
66% Dancing at Lughnasa Maggie Mundy 1998
82% Elizabeth Queen Mary Tudor 1998
67% Nil by Mouth Valerie 1998
No Score Yet Henry Fielding's Tom Jones Actor 1997
40% Walker Annie Mae 1987
38% Straight to Hell Sabrina 1987
43% Eat the Rich Kathy 1987
88% Sid and Nancy Brenda 1986
No Score Yet Forever Young Girl 1984
No Score Yet Scrubbers Glennis 1983


100% Kathy Burke's All Woman
Host 2019
No Score Yet Travel Man: 48 Hours in...
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2012
96% Absolutely Fabulous
Magda 1995
No Score Yet Crashing
Great Aunt Gladys
No Score Yet Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Linda La Hughes


Connie Sachs says: I don't know about you George, but I'm feeling seriously under-fucked!