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Kathy Burke

Highest Rated:   89% Sid and Nancy (1986)
Lowest Rated:   0% Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Magda
$4.8M 2016
27% Pan
  • Mother Barnabas
$36M 2015
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Connie Sachs
$20.2M 2011
72% 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
27% Love, Honour and Obey
  • Kathy
2001
0% Kevin & Perry Go Large
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet This Year's Love
  • Mary
1999
65% Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Maggie Mundy
1998
82% Elizabeth
  • Queen Mary Tudor
1998
65% 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
89% Sid and Nancy
  • Brenda
1986
No Score Yet Scrubbers
  • Glennis
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
  • Magda
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1992

Quotes from Kathy Burke's Characters