Q&A: Kathy Burke
By Rosanna Greenstreet
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?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
What would your super power be?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
Who would play you in the film of your life?
What is your most unappealing habit?
What is your favourite smell?
What is your favourite word?
What is your favourite book?
What is the worst thing anyone's said to you?
What do you owe your parents?
What does love feel like?
What was the best kiss of your life?
What has been your biggest disappointment?
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
How do you relax?
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
What song would you like played at your funeral?
How would you like to be remembered?
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Tell us a joke.