Walters, Julie 1950–

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WALTERS, Julie 1950


Born February 22, 1950, in Smethwick, Birmingham, England; daughter of Thomas (a builder and decorator) and Mary Bridget (a postal clerk; maiden name, O'Brien) Walters; married Grant Roffey, 1997; children: Maisie. Education: Manchester Polytechnic (later Manchester Metropolitan University), teaching certificate; studied nursing at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Avocational Interests: Reading, television, travel.

Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress. Worked variously as a waitress, in an insurance agency, in a cigar factory, and as a nurse. Appeared in television commercials.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1983, for Boys from the Blackstuff; Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award, Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Variety Club Award, all best actress, and Film Award nomination, best newcomer, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all 1983, for Educating Rita; Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and British Video Award, both best actress, 1987, for Personal Services; Film Award nomination, best supporting actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Variety Club Award, best film actress, both 1991, for Stepping Out; Film Award nomination, best comedy performance, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1998, for Dinner Ladies; awarded Order of the British Empire, 1999; Boston Society of Film Critics Award, 2nd place, best supporting actress, British Independent Film Award nomination, best actress, European Film Award nomination, best actress, 2000, Academy Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, Film Award, performance by an actress in a supporting role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best supporting actress, Empire Award, best British actress, Evening Standard British Film Award, best actress, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, ALFS Award, British actress of the year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, outstanding performance by the cast (with others) and outstanding performance by a female actor, 2001, all for Billy Elliot; Olivier Award, best actress, 2001, for All My Sons; Film Award, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2002, for My Beautiful Son; Royal Television Society Award, best actorfemale, and Television Award, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2003, both for Murder.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Rita/Susan, Educating Rita, Columbia, 1983.

Voice of the dormouse, Dreamchild, Universal, 1985.

Fran, She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas, Film Four, 1985.

Jacqueline Spong, Car Trouble, Columbia/EMI/Warner Bros., 1986.

Christine Painter, Personal Services, Vestron, 1987.

Elsie Orton, Prick Up Your Ears, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987.

June Edwards, Buster, TriStar, 1988.

Judith, Killing Dad, 1989.

Mrs. Peachum, Mack the Knife (also known as The Threepenny Opera ), TwentyFirst Century, 1990.

Vera, Stepping Out, Paramount, 1991.

Monica, Just Like a Woman, 1992.

Madame Dansarde, Sister My Sister, Miramax, 1994.

Marjorie Beasley, Intimate Relations, Fox Searchlight, 1996.

Miss Gideon, Bathtime, 1997.

Bernie McPhelimy, Titanic Town, Lauren Film, 1998.

Jackie Simpson, Girls' Night, Granada Films, 1998.

Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy Elliot (also known as Dancer ), United International, 2000.

Princess Zasyekin, All Forgotten (also known as Lover's Prayer ), Seven Hills, 2000.

Mrs. Molly Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ), Warner Bros., 2001.

Theresa, Before You Go, Capitol, 2002.

Molly Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (also known as Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens ), Warner Bros., 2002.

Annie Clarke, Calendar Girls, Buena Vista, 2003.

Molly Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Warner Bros., 2004.

Jonjo Mickybo, Working Title, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Wood and Walters, 19811982.

Love and Marriage, YTV, 1984.

Mrs. Overall, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, BBC, 19851986.

Pauline Mole, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (also known as The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole ), Thames TV, 1985.

Mrs. Overall, Acorn Antiques, 1986.

Petula Gordeno, Dinner Ladies, BBC, 1998.

Various characters, The Sketch Show Story (also known a Victoria Wood's Sketch Show Story ), BBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf (also known as Six Plays by Alan Bennett: Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf ), LWT, 1978.

Angie Todd, Boys from the Black Stuff, BBC, 1982.

Lesley, "Her Big Chance," Talking Heads, LWT, 1987.

Mrs. Lillian Murray, G.B.H., Channel 4, 1991.

Julie Diadoni, Jake's Progress, 1995.

Paula, Melissa, Channel 4, 1997.

Marjory, "The Outside Dog," Talking Heads 2, 1998.

Narrator, Laughter in the House: The Story of the British Sitcom, 1999.

Mrs. Mann/Bumble, Oliver Twist, ITV and PBS, 1999.

Beth Craddock/'Ros', The Canterbury Tales, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Angie Todd, The Black Stuff, BBC, 1980.

Frances, Happy Since I Met You, 1981.

Julie, Nearly a Happy Ending, 1981.

Days at the Beach, BBC, 1981.

Unfair Exchanges, 1984.

Lulu, The Birthday Party, 1986.

Pat, Her Big Chance, 1988.

Monica, Clothes in the Wardrobe (also known as The Summer House ), BBC, 1992.

Diana Longden, WideEyed and Legless (also known as The Wedding Gift ), BBC, 1994.

Pat, Pat and Margaret, BBC, 1994.

Mrs. Capstan, Requiem Apache (also known as Alan Bleasdale Presents Requiem Apache ), 1994.

Alice, Bambino mio (also known as Mon enfant ), BBC1, 1994.

Little Red Riding Hood, 1995.

Maureen Hardcastle, Brazen Hussies, BBC, 1996.

Fairy godmother, Jack and the Beanstalk, LWT, 1998.

Sheila Fitzpatrick, My Beautiful Son (also known as Strange Relations ), Showtime, 2001.

Angela, Murder, 2002.

Lizzie Hunt, The Return, 2003.

Also appeared in Family Man, Living Together, and Say Something Happened.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Valery, Intensive Care (also known as Play for Today: Intensive Care ), BBC, 1982.

An Audience with Victoria Wood, 1988.

Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold, Cinemax, 1991.

Narrator, Roseanne and Tom: Getting Away with It, HBO, 1992.

Julie Walters and Friends, 1992.

Various characters, Victoria Wood's AllDay Breakfast Show, BBC, 1992.

Wetty Hainthrop Investigates, 1999.

Julie Walters Is an Alien in New York, 1999.

Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000.

(In archive footage) Mrs. Overall, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Channel 4, 2001.

(In archive footage) Night of a Thousand Faces, BBC, 2001.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001.

Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty, BBC, 2001.

We Know Where You Live (also known as Amnesty International's We Know Where You Live Live! ), Channel 4, 2001.

The "Billy Elliot " Boy (documentary; also known as Omnibus: The Billy Elliot Boy ), BBC, 2001.

(In archive footage) Bourne to Dance (documentary), Channel 4, 2001.

Harry Potter und die Kammer des SchreckensDas grosse RTL Special zum Film (documentary), 2002.

Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodes:

Julie, "Talent," Screenplay, Granada TV, 1979.

Late Night with David Letterman, 1987.

Nicola, "Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989.

Pam, "Over to Pam," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989.

JoyAnn, "We'd Quite Like to Apologise," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989.

Herself, The End of the Year Show, 1998.

Herself, Late Lunch, 1998.

Film '72, BBC, 2000.

Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2002.

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

(London debut) Irene Tinsley, Funny Peculiar, Mermaid Theatre, then Garrick Theatre, London, 1976.

Vera, Breezeblock Park, Mermaid Theatre, then Whitehall Theatre, London, 1977.

Irene Goodnight, Flaming Bodies, ICA Theatre, London, 1979.

Rita, Educating Rita, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1980.

Having a Ball, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1981.

Fool for Love, Royal National Theatre, London, 19841985.

Macbeth, Leicester Haymarket Theatre, 1985.

When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, Whitehall Theatre, 1986.

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Comedy Theatre, 1989.

Serafina, The Rose Tattoo, Playhouse, London, 1991.

All My Sons, Royal National Theatre, 2000.

Also appeared in The Taming of the Shrew, produced in Liverpool, England; and in Jumpers, Royal Exchange; performed with Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, and Bristol Old Vic.

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