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Kate Burton is a British actress. Burton’s first notable role on Broadway was in a 1982 production of the Noel Coward play “Present Laughter,” which was directed by George C. Scott. The following year, she appeared in the Broadway production of “Doonesbury,” playing J.J.
In 2002, she was nominated for a Tony Award in two separate roles. She was nominated as Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of the title role in Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” and for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the role of Pinhead/Mrs. Kendal in the revival of “The Elephant Man.” This dual nomination made her one of only three actors, along with Amanda Plummer and Dana Ivey, to be Tony-nominated for two acting awards in the same year.
2006 was another busy year for Kate as she could be seen Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre opposite Tony Goldwyn in The Water’s Edge by Theresa Rebeck. She was also nominated for Best Leading Actressin W. Somerset Maugham’s “The Constant Wife.”
Early films of Burton’s include “Anne of the Thousand Days,” “Big Trouble in Little China,” “The First Wives Club,” “Life with Mikey” and “The Ice Storm.” Burton has also appeared in a number of roles in independent films.