Kathy Burke. How do we love her? Let us count the ways. *counts* Oh, lots!
Well, Ms. Burke off-of ALL of our favourite shows ever except for Will & Grace and The New Avengers (Ab Fab, French and Saunders, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Nil By Mouth), the woman who once told us she would like to come back as a jar of Quality Street so everyone could put their hand in and have a rummage, the woman who can do proper acting and has a Cannes award and everything… did say that she would act no more. Wasn’t up for it, she wasn’t. Preferred directing and dollying about behind the camera.
Now, much as we like to ridicule showbiz types who go back on their word, in Kathy Burke’s case we are prepared to make an exceptional exception. She is to star in *checks self in mirror in case make-up artist has tried to pull off an Uma Thurman* alongside our very favourite boyfriend Tom Hardy, as well as Colin Firth, Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman and, ooh, lots of people in a version of Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy.
Now we don’t usually watch anything with spies in – except for Spooks and Secret Squirrel – but we’ll be there whether it’s a film or a TV (we couldn’t read the information in detail as we have a very important lunch to get to).
But look forward to it anyways.