• The lady what this site is all about

    All about whats-her-face

    Kathy Burke is one of the most loved British actresses of her generation. She also writes, and directs, and smokes. Having played parts in cult movies and starred in various plays during her early 20s – some of which she wrote – the extraordinarily versatile Kath popped into the nation’s conscious aged 26 when she appeared on TV in Harry Enfield’s Television Show. Playing a variety of comic characters – including perhaps the most memorable: uncouth, chain-smoking, pizza-munching council-estate mother Waynetta Slob – she captivated audiences with her confident brashness and almost joyful willingness ready to appear in an unflattering light. It helped that she was extremely funny. Kathy was…