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Kathy Burke

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Birth Name: Kathy Burke
Born: 06/13/1964
Birth Place: Islington, England, GB

Raised in Islington by her widower father and two older brothers, Burke found an escape in acting. While studying at the renowned Anna Scher Theatre School while in her teens, she was spotted by director Mai Zetterling who cast her in "Scrubbers" (1982), Around the same time, Burke penned her first play, "Mr. Thomas", about a closeted homosexual, and its 1990 professional production not only marked her own directing debut but also her first collaboration with actor Ray Winstone. By then, the actress had also appeared in three films helmed by Alex Cox: "Sid and Nancy" (1986), the nearly unwatchable "Straight to Hell" and "Walker" (both 1987).

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