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KATHY BURKE is an actress, writer, and director. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy marks her third collaboration with Gary Oldman, acting alongside each other after first having done so a quarter-century earlier in Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy. Ms. Burke subsequently starred in Nil by Mouth, written and directed by Mr. Oldman. Her performance in the feature earned her the Best Actress award at the 1997 Cannes International Film Festival; a British Independent Film Award (BIFA); and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress.

Her other film work includes Mai Zetterling's Scrubbers, which marked her feature debut; Pat O'Connor's Dancing at Lughnasa, for which she received a Satellite Award nomination; Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth; David Kane's This Year's Love; Dominic Anciano and Ray Burdis' Love, Honor, and Obey; Tony Grounds' The Martins; Metin Hüseyin's Anita and Me; Shane Meadows' Once Upon a Time in the Midlands; and, reteamed with Alex Cox, Straight to Hell and Walker.

Ms. Burke's television work has earned her five BAFTA Award nominations. Her series credits include starring in Gimme Gimme Gimme, for which she won a British Comedy Award; playing various characters on Harry Enfield and Chums; a guest arc on Common as Muck; and a recurring role in the classic Absolutely Fabulous. Among her telefilm credits are starring opposite screenwriters Charlie Higson & Paul Whitehouse in Christine Gernon's Ted & Ralph; and opposite Phil Daniels and Geraldine Somerville in Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie. Her miniseries credits include The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling and Mr. Wroe's Virgins, for which she received a Royal Television Society Award for Best Actress.

She has directed numerous stage productions. These include Mr. Thomas, which she also wrote; The Stock Da'wa; Smaller; The God of Hell; Blue/Orange; Love Me Tonight; The Quare Fellow; Born Bad; Betty; Kosher Harry; Out in the Open; and Boom Bang a Bang. For Sky Television, Ms. Burke wrote the holiday special Little Cracker – Better than Christmas.


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