KATHY Burke returns to our screens with a new documentary on Channel 4.
Kathy Burke: Growing Up is an uplifting documentary that kicks off on March 8, 2023, and for those who are not familiar with the star – we have you fully covered with all there is to know…
Who is Kathy Burke?
Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke was born on June 13, 1964.
She is an English actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
In 2022, she announced that she has retired from acting and is now working as a director.
Having been in the showbiz industry for around 40 years, she told the Mirror: “When I used to work as an actor, you just talked about your own character.
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"You didn’t really have input on anybody else. I thought: 'This is so f***ing boring'."
She added: "I just found that quite ludicrous, which is one of the reasons I wanted to stop being an actor."
As of March 2023, Kathy has a net worth of $5million (approximately £4.2million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She is single and has never been married.
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What is Kathy Burke known for?
Kathy's list of both comedy and acting credits are way too many to mention.
But she's probably best known for her appearances in sketch shows such as Harry Enfield And Chums, and French And Saunders.
Starring alongside Harry Enfield, the star was the Waynetta to his Wayne and also part of their moody teenager duo, Kevin and Perry.
She's also a familiar face having played Magda, Patsy's cockney magazine editor, in Absolutely Fabulous.
She played Linda alongside comic actor James Dreyfus in Gimme Gimme Gimme from 1999 until 2001.
From 2017-2020 she starred as Miss
What did Kathy Burke do before she was famous?
Kathy was born in Hampstead and brought up in Islington.
With two older brothers, she lost her mother Bridget to cancer when she was two years old and was subsequently brought up by her neighbours.
When she was six she started to live with her Irish father, who in 1985 also died from cancer.
Kathy studied her trade at the Anna Scher Theatre School.
What awards has Kathy Burke won?
Kathy has actually won several awards for her acting.
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In 1997 for her role as Valerie in the hard-hitting Nil By Mouth, she picked up Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.
She won Best Comedy Actress at the 2002 British Comedy Awards for her performance as Linda La Hughes in the popular BBC sitcom Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.
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