Kathy Burke appeared on the Graham Norton Show yesterday to plug the new show she’s written called Walking and Talking. The show is based on her childhood in London (“my life at the age of 14, 15, waiting to get into the Anna Scher theatre”) and stemmed from a short piece she wrote last year called Little Crackers – a true story about she and her friend Mary met The Clash and got their autographs.
The show also features Kathy herself playing an “angry nun” that is based on her father. “It was a very 60s and 70s upbringing, I had a really rough time but I remember everything with fondness. It shows a more innocent time, everything revolved around a phonebox.”
She is also highly entertaining of course, causing Richard Attenborough to collapse with laughter when she recalled being told by a cab driver: “Don’t take this the wrong way but you look exactly like Kathy Burke…”
You can catch most of Kathy on the YouTube video below – Graham Norton turns to her around six-and-a-half minutes in, and the second video is her main interview, starting about 11 minutes in.