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Mix Up Star: JULIE WALTERS

Updated: Feb 6, 2022


Age: 71

Birthday: 22nd February


Julie Walters is an English actress, author and comedian. She is the recipient of four British Academy Television Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two International Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Fellowship, and a Golden Globe. Walters has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, once for Best Actress and once for Best Supporting Actress.



Walters rose to prominence for playing the title role in Educating Rita (1983), a role which she had originated on the West End. She has appeared in a number of films, including Personal Services (1987), Stepping Out (1991), Billy Elliot (2000), the Harry Potter series (2001–2011) as Molly Weasley, Calendar Girls (2003), Becoming Jane (2007), Mamma Mia! (2008) and its 2018 sequel, Brave (2012), Paddington (2014) and its 2017 sequel, Brooklyn (2015), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). On stage, she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress for the 2001 production of All My Sons.



On television, Walters collaborated with Victoria Wood; they appeared together on several television shows, including Wood and Walters (1981), Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985–1987), Pat and Margaret (1994), and dinnerladies (1998–2000). She has won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress four times, more than any other actress, for My Beautiful Son (2001), Murder (2002), The Canterbury Tales (2003), and her portrayal of Mo Mowlam in Mo (2010). Walters and Helen Mirren are the only actresses to have won this award three consecutive times, and Walters is tied with Judi Dench for the most nominations in the category with seven.



ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

2001 - Best Supporting Actress: BILLY ELLIOT

1984 - Best Leading Actress: EDUCATING RITA


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 15 WINS: 6

2016 - Best Supporting Actress: BROOKLYN

2010 - WINNER: Best TV Actress: MO

2010 - Best TV Actress: A SHORT STAY IN SWITZERLAND

2004 - WINNER: Best TV Actress: CANTERBURY TALES

2003 - WINNER: Best TV Actress: MURDER

2002 - WINNER: Best TV Actress: MY BEAUTIFUL SON

2001 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress: BILLY ELLIOT

1999 - Best TV Actress: DINNERLADIES

1994 - Best TV Actress: SCREEN ONE 1992 - Best Supporting Actress: STEPPING OUT

1988 - Best Actress: PERSONAL SERVICES

1987 - Best TV Actress: VICTORIA WOOD: AS SEEON ON TV

1984 - WINNER: Best Actress: EDUCATING RITA

1984 - Best Newcomer: EDUCATING RITA

1983 - Best TV Actress: BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 2 WINS: 1

2001 - Best Supporting Actress: BILLY ELLIOT

1984 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress: EDUCATING RITA




How do you rate Julie Walters' movies?


Here's our TOP 10


  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

  4. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

  6. Paddington (2014)

  7. Brave (2012)





 

WATCH JULIE WALTERS THIS WEEK




On NETFLIX...

FILM: Mamma Mia! (2008)

Super cheesy musical but everyone seems to be having a great time - especially Walters!


FILM: Paddington (2014)

Stealing scenes as always in this delightful family comedy!


FILM: Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

Provides vocals as Gran in this animated family film.


ON DISNEY+


FILM: Brave (2012)

Another great animated role in this Scottish based Pixar film.



FILM: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Stealing the show again whenever she's on screen, great here as always!



What's your favourite Julie Walters movie / performance?





 

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