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Q&A: Kathy Burke

'Someone once said to me: "Don't take this the wrong way, but you look like Kathy Burke."'

Kathy Burke, 46, was born in London. Her mother died when she was two, and she was raised by neighbours until the age of six, when she was returned to her alcoholic father. At 16, she began to act at the Anna Scher theatre school in Islington and, a year later, got her first role, in the film Scrubbers. She appeared in Harry Enfield's Television Programme, playing characters such as Waynetta Slob, and in the sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme. Her film roles include Nil By Mouth, for which she won the Cannes Palme D'Or. In recent years she has directed plays, and her latest, The Stock Da'wa, is at Hampstead Theatre until 14 May.

What is your earliest memory?

Sausage and chips at Auntie Joan's.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

In my 20s, walking

See full article on The Guardian - TV News