• Appearances,  News

    WOW Festival this weekend

    This weekend is the annual WOW (Women of the World) Festival at the Southbank in London and Kathy will be on stage on Saturday afternoon. The festival has been running since 2010 and is focused on “celebrating women and girls, and taking a frank look at the obstacles they face, have taken place across the globe.” It also has a goal: “Challenge the belief that gender equality has already been achieved.” Kathy will be interviewed by WOW founder Jude Kelly on stage at 3.30pm. The blurb is below and you’re interested in attending, you can buy tickets at the WOW website. Kathy Burke in Conversation 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join Kathy…

  • News,  Podcast

    Dawn of the Dead

    The first episode of Kathy's new podcast is out featuring comedy legend Dawn French. It is, as you would hope and expect, filthy fun. Dawn explains who she would drag with her into the afterlife and what she would leave of herself to the nation to rub for luck.

  • News,  Podcast

    Wakey wakey! Kath’s dying to be heard

    It was only a matter of time: Kathy’s doing a podcast. It’s called Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wake and at the moment only the one-minute intro is available but we do have official blurb: If you could plan your perfect death, what would you do? If you were getting married you’d consult a wedding planner, who takes you through everything from what music you’re walking into, what flowers to buy and who you’re going to invite. Now change the word “wedding” to “funeral”… Kathy Burke is the host of the brand new podcast, ‘Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wake’, where she chats to her famous friends about…

  • News

    Many happy returns

    It was Kathy’s birthday on Sunday i.e. yesterday 13 June, making her older than 50 and younger than 60. She was on Twitter about it, in response to people wishing her Happy Birthday, and had some observations too: “Thanks so much for all the beautiful birthday messages yesterday. I’d especially like to thank Raheem Sterling for scoring a goal in celebration and the BBC for airing Paddington 2. I really didn’t know they cared.” The goal was the winner for England against Croatia, at Wembley no less, in England’s first game of Euro 2020, so cause for celebration indeed. And Paddington 2 is, of course, an absolutely brilliant film (on…

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    Articles,  Media

    ‘After I got sick, the toughest thing was what it did to my mental health’

    The actor has made a documentary series about women’s lives today. She discusses power, single life and why being skinny didn’t make her happy The Guardian Kathy Burke is distracted. It’s the hottest day of the year, and she is desperate for a fag and a brew. “I’m gasping,” she says, disappearing outside for a couple of minutes before we start our interview. “It’s so hot, mate,” she says, when she reappears. “I wouldn’t normally leave the house on a day like this.” Then, just when I seem to have her full attention, her eyes dart upwards as she catches sight of a TV screen in the bar we are…