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date: 27 February 2021

Walters, Dame Julie free

DBE 2017 (CBE 2008; OBE 1999)

Born 22 Feb. 1950; d of late Thomas and Mary Walters; m 1997, Grant Roffey; one d



Holly Lodge Grammar Sch., Smethwick; Manchester Polytechnic (Teaching Certificate).


Theatre: Educating Rita, 1980 (Drama Critics’ Most Promising Newcomer Award; Variety Club Best Newcomer); Having a Ball, Lyric, Hammersmith, 1981; Fool for Love, NT, 1984; Macbeth, Leicester Haymarket, 1985; When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout, Whitehall, 1986; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Comedy, 1989; The Rose Tattoo, Playhouse, 1991; All My Sons, RNT, 2000 (Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Awards, 2001); Acorn Antiques the Musical, Th. Royal, Haymarket, 2005; The Last of the Haussmans, NT, 2012. Films: Educating Rita, 1983 (Variety Club of GB’s Award for best film actress; BAFTA Award for best actress; Hollywood Golden Globe Award); She’ll be Wearing Pink Pyjamas, 1985; Car Trouble, 1986; Personal Services, 1987 (British Video Award, Best Actress); Prick Up Your Ears, 1987; Buster, 1988; Killing Dad, 1989; Stepping Out (Variety Club Best Film Actress), 1991; Just Like a Woman, 1992; Sister My Sister, 1995; Intimate Relations, 1996; Girls’ Night, 1998; Titanic Town, 1999; Billy Elliot (Evening Standard Award, Best Actress; BAFTA Award, Best Supporting Actress), 2000; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 2001; Before You Go, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002; Calendar Girls, 2003; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004; Wah-Wah, Driving Lessons, 2006; Becoming Jane, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2007; Mamma Mia!, 2008; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 1, 2010, Pt 2, 2011; One Chance, 2013; Effie Gray, Paddington, 2014; Brooklyn, 2015; Paddington 2, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, 2017; Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2018; Wild Rose, 2019; The Secret Garden, 2020; television: My Beautiful Son, 2001 (Best Actress, BAFTA, 2002); The Return, 2003; Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath, 2003 (Best Actress, BAFTA, 2004); Ahead of the Class, 2005; Ruby in the Smoke, 2006; series include: Wood and Walters, 1981–82; Victoria Wood as Seen on TV, 1985–87; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, 1985; Victoria Wood Series, 1989; GBH, 1991; Jake’s Progress, 1995; Melissa, 1997; dinnerladies, 1998–99; films: Clothes in the Wardrobe, Wide Eyed and Legless, 1993; Bambino Mio, Pat and Margaret, 1994; Little Red Riding Hood, 1995; Brazen Hussies, 1996; Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, 2008; A Short Stay in Switzerland, 2009; Mo (Best Actress, BAFTA and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards), 2010; Henry IV, 2012; Henry V, 2012; serials: Oliver Twist, 1999; Murder, 2002 (BAFTA Award, Best Actress, RTS Best Actress, 2003); The Jury, 2011; Indian Summers, 2015, 2016; National Treasure, 2016; Coastal Railways with Julie Walters, 2017; also television plays, incl. monologues in series, Talking Heads, 1988, 1998. Show Business Personality of the Year, Variety Club of GB, 2001; Lifetime Achievement Award, South Bank Sky Arts Awards, 2013; Fellow, BAFTA, 2014


Baby Talk, 1990; Maggie’s Tree (novel), 2006; That’s Another Story (autobiog.), 2008


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