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Kathy Burke

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 15 August 2010

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and director Kathy Burke.

She became a household name for her comedy performances, working with Harry Enfield to create the characters Kevin and Perry. She won critical acclaim for serious roles and picked up the Best Actress award at Cannes for her portrayal of an abused wife in the film "Nil By Mouth".

Her early life had been tumultuous - her mother died before she was two and her father was often drunk, leaving her older brother ran the family home. She was a teenager when she discovered acting and, she says, it was the saving of her.

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga.
Book: The Complete works of Graham Linehan.
Luxury: A life size laminated photo of James Caan from Dragon's Den.

Music Played

8 items
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    Lady Gaga Bad Romance

    The Fame Monster [Deluxe Edition], Polydor

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials Gangsters

    The Specials: BBC Sessions, EMI

  • Image for Joy Division

    Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Substance, Centredate

  • Image for Sex Pistols

    Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant

    Best Rock Anthems in the World, Virgin

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Ride a White Swan

    Baby Boomer Classics/Electric Seventies, TRAX

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

    A Man and His Music, Reprise

  • Image for Gorillaz

    Gorillaz Clint Eastwood

    Kiss Hitlist 2002, Universal

  • Image for Missy Elliott

    Missy Elliott Get Ur Freak On

    Get UR Freak On- CD Single, The Gold Mind

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Kathy Burke

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