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Julie Walters

1950-02-22 Smethwick, England, UK

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Dame Julia Mary Walters DBE (born 22 February 1950), known professionally as 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 playing the title role in Educating Rita (1983), a role which she originated in West End theatre. She has appeared in a number of films, including Personal Services (1987), Stepping Out (1991), Sister My Sister (1994), Billy Elliot (2000), the Harry Potter series (2001–2011) as Molly Weasley, Calendar Girls (2003), Wah-Wah (2005), Driving Lessons (2006), Becoming Jane (2007), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Brave (2012), Paddington (2014) and its 2017 sequel, Brooklyn (2015), Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). On stage, she won a Laurence 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. In 2006, the British public voted Walters fourth in ITV's poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars as part of ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations. She starred in A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009), which won her an International Emmy for Best Actress. Walters was made a Dame (DBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to drama.


The Queen: 70 Glorious Years Self (voice) 2022-02-06
The Abominable Snow Baby Granny 2021-12-25
The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out Narrator 2021-03-06
Parkinson at 50 Self (archival footage) 2021-08-28
The National Television Awards Celebrate 25 Years Narrator 2020-01-07
Chefs' Burnt Bits Narrator 2020-12-23
The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock 2020-07-08
Master Moley By Royal Invitation Mrs. Elizabeth Moley / Queen (voice) 2020-09-17
Victoria Wood In Her Own Words 2020-11-30
The Queen's Corgi The Queen (voice) 2019-02-13
Weasels: Feisty and Fearless Narrator 2019-10-25
Wild Rose Marion 2019-04-12
Sherlock Gnomes Mrs. Montague (voice) 2018-03-15
Mary Poppins Returns Ellen 2018-12-13
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Rosie Mulligan 2018-07-09
Paddington 2 Mrs. Bird 2017-11-09
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Bella Turner 2017-11-17
Roald Dahl's Most Marvellous Book Self 2016-09-04
The Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 3/4) Narrator (Voice Only) 2016-10-15
There's Something About Romcoms Self / Narrator (voice) 2016-08-20
Brooklyn Madge Kehoe 2015-10-20
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Self - Narrator (voice) 2015-12-26
Effie Gray Margaret Cox Ruskin 2014-03-08
Paddington Mrs. Bird 2014-11-24
Justin and the Knights of Valour Gran (voice) 2013-08-09
The Harry Hill Movie Nan 2013-12-20
One Chance Yvonne 2013-09-09
The Legend of Mor'du The Witch (voice) 2012-11-13
Brave The Witch (voice) 2012-06-21
National Theatre Live: The Last of the Haussmans Judy Haussman 2012-10-11
Gnomeo & Juliet Lady Montague (voice) 2011-01-13
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Molly Weasley 2011-07-12
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments Molly Weasley 2011-07-27
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Molly Weasley 2010-11-17
Mo Mo Mowlam 2010-01-31
Victoria Wood's Midlife Christmas 2009-12-24
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Molly Weasley 2009-07-15
A Short Stay in Switzerland Dr. Anne Turner 2009-01-25
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story Mary Whitehouse 2008-05-27
Mamma Mia! Rosie Mulligan 2008-07-03
Birthing Mamma Mia! self 2008-12-31
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Molly Weasley 2007-07-08
Becoming Jane Mrs. Austen 2007-03-02
The Ruby in the Smoke Mrs. Holland 2006-12-27
Acorn Antiques: The Musical Bo Beaumont / Mrs Overall (Not Bingo Nights) 2006-03-13
Driving Lessons Evie Walton 2006-10-13
Mickybo and Me Mickybo's Ma 2005-03-25
Ahead of the Class Marie Stubbs 2005-08-05
Wah-Wah Gwen Traherne 2005-08-17
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Molly Weasley 2004-05-31
Calendar Girls Annie Clarke 2003-09-02
The Return Izzie 2003-12-30
Murder Angela Maurer 2002-05-01
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Molly Weasley 2002-11-13
Before You Go Teresa 2002-06-20
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Molly Weasley 2001-11-16
My Beautiful Son Sheila Fitzpatrick 2001-01-01
All Forgotten Princess Zasyekin 2001-09-18
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Billy Elliot Mrs Wilkinson 2000-09-28
Titanic Town Bernie McPhelimy 1998-08-08
Girls' Night Jackie Simpson 1998-06-26
Jack and the Beanstalk: The ITV Pantomime Fairy Godmother 1998-12-25
Talking Heads 2 1998-10-06
Bathtime Miss Gideon 1997-01-01
Intimate Relations Marjorie 1996-10-01
Brazen Hussies Maureen Hardcastle 1996-11-30
Requiem Apache Mrs. Capstan 1994-10-11
Pat and Margaret Pat 1994-09-11
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold Self 1994-02-01
Bambino Mio Alice 1994-02-06
Sister My Sister Madame Danzard 1994-12-15
The Summer House Monica 1993-12-21
Wide-Eyed and Legless Diana Longden 1993-09-05
Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast 1992-12-25
Just Like a Woman Monica 1992-09-24
Julie Walters and Friends 1991-12-29
Stepping Out Vera 1991-10-11
Mack the Knife Mrs. Peachum 1989-11-01
Killing Dad (Or How to Love Your Mother) Judith 1989-09-01
Buster June Edwards 1988-09-16
An Audience With Victoria Wood Herself, questioner 1988-12-10
Talking Heads 1988-04-19
Prick Up Your Ears Elsie Orton 1987-04-17
Acorn Antiques Mrs. Overall 1987-12-18
Personal Services Christine Painter 1987-02-12
The Birthday Party Lulu 1987-06-21
Car Trouble Jacqueline 1986-02-28
Dreamchild Dormouse (voice) 1985-10-04
An Audience with Billy Connolly Self - Audience Member (uncredited) 1985-10-26
Unfair Exchanges Mavis 1985-01-20
She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas Fran 1984-01-01
An Audience with Mel Brooks Self (uncredited) 1984-02-04
Educating Rita Rita Susan White 1983-06-16
Intensive Care Valery 1982-11-09
Days at the Beach Mrs Morgan 1981-02-13
Happy Since I Met You Frances 1981-08-08
Nearly a Happy Ending Julie 1980-05-31
Talent Julie 1979-08-04
Soldiers Talking, Cleanly Debbie 1978-12-05
Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Woman in waiting room 1978-12-02
Occupy! Player in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool 1976-01-01
Club Havana Terry 1975-10-25
Paddington in Peru Mrs. Bird