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Julie Walters

Biography

Actress who also gained fame on her behalf role while the matriarch from the Weasley family members in the Harry Potter film franchise. She originally increased to stardom on her behalf overall performance in Educating Rita. She also takes on Rosie in the 2008 film musical Mamma Mia! and Mrs. Parrot in the 2014 film Paddington. At age group 18, she spent 1 . 5 years training to become nurse. She experienced her first work at age group 15, operating at an insurance provider. She married Give Roffey in 1997, 11 years after their whirlwind love began. That they had a daughter called Maisie Mae Roffey. She starred as the mom of Rupert Grint’s personality in the Harry Potter movies.

Quick Facts


Full Name Julie Walters
Date Of Birth February 22, 1950
Place Of Birth Edgbaston, England
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Manchester Metropolitan University, Holly Lodge High School
Nationality Australian, English, British
Spouse Grant Roffey
Children Maisie Mae Roffey
Parents Mary Bridget O'Brien, Thomas Walters
Siblings Kevin Walters, Tom Walters
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Fellowship, British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, British Independent Film Award – The Richard Harris Award, International Emmy Award for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, British Academy Television Special Award, The British Comedy Academy Outstanding Achievement Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film, European Film Award for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance, BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a New Play, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical, National Television Award for Most Popular Actress, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Play
Movies Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Brooklyn, Educating Rita, Brave, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Paddington, Calendar Girls, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Driving Lessons, Becoming Jane, Personal Services, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Stepping Out, One Chance, Effie Gray, The Harry Hill Movie, Gnomeo & Juliet, A Short Stay in Switzerland, Prick Up Your Ears, Intimate Relations, Car Trouble, Buster, Titanic Town, Strange Relations, Wah-Wah, Mickybo and Me, Before You Go, Ahead of the Class, Pat and Margaret, Sister My Sister, She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas, Justin and the Knights of Valour, Lover's Prayer, Girls' Night, Dreamchild, Mack the Knife, Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother, Wide-Eyed and Legless, Just like a Woman, Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, The Ruby in the Smoke, Mo, Paddington 2, Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas, Murder
TV Shows Indian Summers, Dinnerladies, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, Wood and Walters, Acorn Antiques, Boys from the Blackstuff, Jake's Progress, G.B.H., Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Empire Road, Oliver Twist, Very British Problems, Screen One, Talking Heads, BBC2 Playhouse, Victoria Wood, The Canterbury Tales, National Treasure, The Jury, Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast, Happy Since I Met You, Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas, Theatre Night, The Jury II, Nearly a Happy Ending, Murder
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#Fact
1Credits Michael Caine as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2Had praised her mentor Michael Caine for her humble beginnings as an actor.
3Her acting mentor is Michael Caine.
4Daughter of Thomas Walters (1909-1971) and Mary Bridget Walters (née O'Brien) (1915-1989).
5In January 2016, she presented the tomosynthesis machine at Royal Surrey County Hospital during a special ceremony. The tool is new 3D breast screening equipment, which is better at detecting cancerous tumours than traditional breast imaging.
6In 2014, she was the subject of an hour-long in-depth TV special commissioned by BBC Two, Julie Walters: A Life on Screen (2014). It aired Christmas Eve and was seen by 1.74 million people.
7Had minor qualms before filming her nude scene for Calendar Girls (2003), because it highlights her least favorite part of her body; Her shoulders.
8Filmed three films back-to-back all co-starring frequent collaborator Jim Broadbent; The Harry Hill Movie (2013), Paddington (2014) and Brooklyn (2015).
9Collaborated with director Lewis Gilbert on three films: Educating Rita (1983), Stepping Out (1991) and Before You Go (2002).
10Had a near-death experience on a vacation in Corfu, when she was swimming to a rock off the coast where a lot of people were sunbathing. A storm whipped up and in the midst of the ocean she felt too exhausted to finalize her swim to the rock. She thought it was her final moments until a man nearby man pulled her out.
11Mary Norton's children's book "The Borrowers" is her favorite novel.
12Her daughter's illness drew a lot of media attention. Several fabricated stories were created and photographers camped out on their private property. Eventually, Walters decided to go public about Maisie's illness and auctioned an exclusive interview for which a London newspaper paid $30,000 the fee went straight to the Royal Marsden's children's unit. The interview gained Walters a lot of sympathy and she was even approached by Princess Diana who asked about her daughter's wellbeing.
13Her husband Grant Roffey has worked variously as an AA man, a long-distance lorry driver and as a sociology student.
14Had no previous experience with ballet before she performed the teacher in Billy Elliot (2000). Admittedly, while filming, she went through menopause and hereby struggled with the moves and hot sweats. She even compared herself with the hippopotamus from Fantasia (1940).
15In a 2001 survey by Orange, sponsors of the Bafta awards, she was voted the most popular female star in the UK. She and Sean Connery were subsequently voted the on-screen collaboration most desired to happen. Walters herself was in a Sean Connery fan club when she was young.
16Spent seven years developing her novel 'Maggie's Tree'.
17Claims to be occasionally confused with Jane Seymour, Judi Dench and Julie Andrews.
18Hosted the opening of the new breast unit at Birmingham's Women's Hospital in December 2002.
19A popular guest on The Graham Norton Show (2007). She became the most ubiquitous guest in 2015, when she visited the show three times within one year. Among her many infamous moments on the show, she has performed rap music in front of rappers Tinie Tempah and 50 Cent and felt also felt the bullet wound on the latter's tongue.
20Was expelled from Holly Lodge Grammar School, at a young age, due to misbehavior.
21Ranked amongst the 30 most powerful women in British TV and radio, in a 2014 list drawn up by the Radio Times.
22Took a seven year long break from acting in theatre, mostly in order to offer time to her ill daughter.
23Started playing the ukulele when she was three years old.
24Made her stage debut in a school play production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1962.
25Has worked with two of her on-screen sons from the 'Harry Potter' series, outside of the franchise: She portrayed Rupert Grint's mother in Driving Lessons (2006) and co-starred with Domhnall Gleeson in Brooklyn (2015).
26The "Waterloo" sequence in Mamma Mia! (2008) was her favorite scene to film during the production.
27Has turned down Hollywood several times. After her breakout role in Educating Rita (1983) she was given an agent in the US and offered several scripts. However, she disliked most of them and decided on a career in the UK, which focused on stage plays and television projects. It wasn't until the new millennium that she began pursuing film roles and appeared in several movies that were box office hits in her native UK, such as Billy Elliot (2000), Calendar Girls (2003) and Mamma Mia! (2008).
28Appears in three of the five highest grossing British films at the UK box office; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). She is the only performer to achieve this feat.
29With her husband, she owns an organic farm in West Sussex.
30Around 2010, she briefly considered the possibility of retiring, until Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre sent her the script of Stephen Beresford's debut play The Last of the Haussmans, offering her the role of a former hippie in old age.
31She passed on Sharon Stone's part in King Solomon's Mines (1985).
32Burt Reynolds personally offered her Candice Bergen's part in Stick (1985), but she turned it down because she disliked the script.
33Her autobiography, "That's Another Story", secured her a record-breaking £1.6 million advance from her publisher.
34In 2010, she achieved the rare feat of being nominated against herself in the Bafta Best Actress category, when she was double nominated for both Mo (2010) and A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009).
35Married her husband after an 11-year long relationship.
36Beat out Lesley Nicol for the part of Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).
37Suffers from yeast allergy.
38Her most important performing college was Liverpool's Everyman Theatre in the mid-1970s, where she met Willy Russell, who created Educating Rita (1983) for her, and Alan Bleasdale, who wrote her a part in his television series Boys from the Blackstuff (1982).
39Wished to keep her wand from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), but left it behind when several people told her that keeping the props was not allowed. However, by the time of the film's release she discovered that many of her co-stars kept several props from the production.
40Before she played the main character in Educating Rita (1983), she originated the role in Royal Shakespeare Company's West End stage production in 1980. However, when the film adaptation began production she wasn't considered bankable enough for the part and the producers considered replacing her with Dolly Parton. Walters was eventually given the part after Michael Caine was cast and she went on to receive her first Oscar nomination for the part.
41Sports seven different hairstyles throughout Educating Rita (1983).
42Based her eccentric performance in Paddington (2014) on her make-up artist from the production.
43Featured in all the Harry Potter films, but one; The fourth entry, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), in which her character was cut from the script, due to a script of excessive length. Walters was admittedly hurt by the exclusion but delighted to returned for the fifth installment.
44Has portrayed two witches; Molly Weasley in seven 'Harry Potter' films and The Witch in Brave (2012).
45Peter Morgan wrote the female barrister role in The Jury (2002) with Walters in mind.
46Injured herself whilst filming the "Dancing Queen" musical sequence in Mamma Mia! (2008), by tripping over some rocks on a cobbled street. According to Meryl Streep, Walters "soldiered on" and completed the scene.
47Auditioned for a part in Dance with a Stranger (1985), but Miranda Richardson was cast instead.
48In 2009, she received a star in the Birmingham Walk of Stars on Birmingham's Golden Mile, Broad Street.
49Shaved her head for her role in Mo (2010). She never went out in public with a shaven head: the costume department made her a wig so that she could look like herself again.
50Niece of Martin John. Niece of Joe John. Granddaughter of Patrick Walters.
51Sister-in-law of Jill Walters.
52She now holds more BAFTAs than any other actress. Six competition award BAFTAs, one special award for television in 2003, and the fellowship in 2014.
53Daughter of Thomas Walters (b. 1909). Sister of Tom Walters and Kevin Walters.
54Gave birth to her only child at age 38 by Caesarean section (due to her diabetes), a daughter Maisie Mae Roffey on April 26, 1988. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Grant Roffey.
55Despite playing her mother on Dinnerladies (1998), Walters was only 3 years older than Victoria Wood.
56Former girlfriend of Pete Postlethwaite.
57Confessed in a British magazine interview that the worst job she ever had was testing ill people's stools.
58She was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for her services to drama.
59A former boyfriend of Julie's noticed her acting ability and encouraged her to pursue an acting career. He later proposed marriage to her but she turned him down, having finally discovered her vocation in life and realising that marriage at that point would have held her back
60Julie's birth was complicated, the umbilical cord was wrapped round her neck and a priest was actually called to give both mother and baby the Last Rites. Miraculously she was delivered safely and survived.
61Julie's child Maisie was stricken with leukemia at the age of two. The girl miraculously recovered and inspired Walters to write the book "Baby Talk" in 1990.
62Julie's strong-minded mother, who wished a nursing career for her daughter, was openly upset by Julie's switch of professions to acting. When her mother died in 1989, Walters found among her possessions a box stuffed with newspaper clippings that had recorded Julie's many successes.
63She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2001 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "All My Sons" at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe.
64She was awarded an O.B.E (Officer of the Order of the British Empire)in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honors List for her services to drama.
65She ranked first in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of Greatest British Films actresses.
66Born at 3:00pm-BST


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool2017post-productionBella Turner
Paddington 22017post-productionMrs Bird
National Treasure2016TV Mini-SeriesMarie
Indian Summers2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesCynthia / Cynthia Coffin
Brooklyn2015Mrs Kehoe
Paddington2014Mrs Bird
Effie Gray2014Mrs. Ruskin
The Harry Hill Movie2013Nan
Justin and the Knights of Valour2013Gran (voice)
One Chance2013Yvonne
The Legend of Mor'du2012Video shortThe Witch (voice)
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesMistress Quickly
Brave2012The Witch (voice)
The Jury2011TV Mini-SeriesEmma Watts Q.C.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011Molly Weasley
Gnomeo & Juliet2011Miss Montague (voice)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010Molly Weasley
Mo2010TV MovieMo Mowlam
Mid Life Christmas2009TV MovieBo Beaumont Mrs. Overall
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009Molly Weasley
A Short Stay in Switzerland2009TV MovieDr Anne Turner
Mamma Mia!2008Rosie
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story2008TV MovieMary Whitehouse
Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes2008Video shortRosie (uncredited)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007Mrs. Weasley
Becoming Jane2007Mrs. Austen
Masterpiece Classic2006TV SeriesMrs. Holland
The Ruby in the Smoke2006TV MovieMrs Holland
Acorn Antiques: The Musical2006VideoBo Beaumont Mrs Overall (Not Bingo Nights)
Driving Lessons2006Evie
Jake's Progress: Original Start2006Video shortJulie Diadoni (uncredited)
Wah-Wah2005Gwen Traherne
Ahead of the Class2005TV MovieMarie Stubbs
Mickybo and Me2004Mickybo's Ma
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Mrs. Molly Weasley
Calendar Girls: Deleted Scenes2004Video shortAnnie
The Return2003TV MovieLizzie Hunt
Canterbury Tales2003TV Mini-SeriesBeth
Calendar Girls2003Annie
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Mrs Weasley
Before You Go2002Teresa
Murder2002TV MovieAngela Maurer
Strange Relations2001TV MovieSheila Fitzpatrick
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Mrs. Weasley
Lover's Prayer2001Princess Zasyekin
Billy Elliot2000Mrs Wilkinson
Dinnerladies1998-2000TV SeriesPetula
Wetty Hainthropp Investigates1999TV ShortAgnes
Oliver Twist1999TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Mann
Jack and the Beanstalk1998TV MovieFairy Godmother
Talking Heads 21998TV Mini-SeriesMarjory
Titanic Town1998Bernie McPhelimy
Girls' Night1998Jackie
Bathtime1997ShortMiss Gideon
Melissa1997TV Mini-SeriesPaula Hepburn
Brazen Hussies1996TV MovieMaureen Hardcastle
Intimate Relations1996Marjorie
Jake's Progress1995TV Mini-SeriesJulie Diadoni / Julie
Little Red Riding Hood1995TV MovieLittle Red Riding Hood / Grandma
Screen One1993-1994TV SeriesAlice / Pat Bedford / Diana Longden
Sister My Sister1994Madame Danzard
Requiem Apache1994TV MovieMrs. Capstan
Screen Two1984-1993TV SeriesMonica / Mavis
Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast1992TV MovieVarious characters
Just Like a Woman1992Monica
Stepping Out1991Vera
G.B.H.1991TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Murray
Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother1990Judith
Victoria Wood1989TV SeriesJoy-Ann / Pam / Nicola
Mack the Knife1989Mrs. Peachum
Buster1988June
Talking Heads1988TV Mini-SeriesLesley
Acorn Antiques1987VideoMrs. Overall
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV1985-1987TV SeriesMrs. Overall / Margery / Actress / ...
Theatre Night1987TV SeriesLulu
Prick Up Your Ears1987Elsie Orton
Personal Services1987Christine Painter
Car Trouble1986Jacqueline
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/41985TV SeriesPauline Mole
Dreamchild1985Dormouse (voice)
She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas1985Fran
Love and Marriage1984TV SeriesBonnie
Educating Rita1983Rita
Objects of Affection1982TV SeriesJune Potter
Play for Today1978-1982TV SeriesValery (Night Nurse) / Debbie
Boys from the Blackstuff1982TV Mini-SeriesAngie Todd
Screenplay1979-1981TV SeriesFrances / Julie / Julie Stephens
BBC2 Playhouse1981TV SeriesMrs. Morgan
Empire Road1979TV SeriesJean Watson
Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf1978TV MovieWoman in Waiting Room
The Liver Birds1977TV SeriesGirl in surgery
Second City Firsts1975TV SeriesTerry

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indian Summers2015TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Harry Hill Movie2013performer: "Blackpool!"
Mamma Mia!2008performer: "Money, Money, Money", "Chiquitita", "Super Trouper", "Dancing Queen", "Take A Chance On Me", "Waterloo"
Mack the Knife1989performer: "I Prefer Duet", "Ballad of Sexual Dependency", "Uncertainity of Human Condition"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Billy Elliot': Breaking Free2001Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Artsnight2016TV SeriesHerself
The Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 3/4)2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Victoria Derbyshire2016TV SeriesHerself / Marie Finchley / Petula / ...
There's Something About Romcoms2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Very British Problems2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Narrator
Jimmy Hill: A Man for All Seasons2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood2016TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Brooklyn: Featurette2016Video shortHerself / Mrs Kehoe
The EE British Academy Film Awards2016TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
The Graham Norton Show2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
In Conversation2015TV Series documentaryHerself
VE Day: Remembering Victory2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
The One Show2008-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards2015TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Who Do You Think You Are?2014TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2006-2012TV SeriesHerself
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHerself - Molly Weasley
In Conversation with Julie Walters2011Video documentary shortHerself
Pete Postlethwaite: A Tribute2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jury: Emma Watts QC2011Video documentary shortHerself / Emma Watts Q.C.
The Jury: The Jurors2011Video documentary shortHerself / Emma Watts Q.C. (uncredited)
The Jury: The Legal Team2011Video documentary shortHerself / Emma Watts Q.C.
Thora Hird Tribute2011TV MovieHerself / June Potter
Breakfast2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself / Dr. Anne Turner
Paul O'Grady Live2010TV SeriesHerself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2010TV SeriesHerself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Face Booth2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV2009TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Julie Walters: 'Anne Wasn't a Victim'2009Video documentary shortHerself / Dr. Anne Turner
Mamma Mia: The Making of Mamma Mia2008Video documentary shortHerself / Rosie (uncredited)
Sunday AM2008TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2008TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Mamma Mia: Outtakes2008Video shortHerself / Rosie (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Becoming Jane: Behind the Scenes2007Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs. Austen
Becoming Jane: Deleted Scenes2007Video documentary shortMrs. Austen (uncredited)
Becoming Jane: Filming the Cricket Scene2007Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs. Austen (uncredited)
Becoming Jane: Hair, Make-Up & Costume Design Featurette2007Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs. Austen
Becoming Jane: Regency Dance Featurette2007Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs. Austen
More Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Tubridy Tonight2006TV SeriesHerself
Film '722000-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Connections2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Wogan Now & Then2006TV SeriesHerself
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The British Comedy Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
Richard & Judy2002-2005TV SeriesHerself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHerself
Victoria Wood's Making of Acorn Antiques: The Musical!2005TV MovieHerself / Mrs Overall
Today with Des and Mel2005TV SeriesHerself
Parkinson2000-2005TV SeriesHerself
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV MovieHerself / Various Characters
Wah Wah in Swaziland2005Video documentaryHerself / Gwen Traherne
Ministry of Mayhem2004TV SeriesHerself
The Return: Behind the Scenes2004Video documentary shortHerself / Lizzie Hunt (uncredited)
The Return: On Set with Julie Walters2004Video documentary shortHerself / Lizzie Hunt
'Calendar Girls': Creating the Calendar2004Video documentary shortHerself / Annie
'Calendar Girls': The Naked Truth2004Video documentary shortHerself / Annie
The BAFTA TV Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Julie Walters: A BAFTA Tribute2003TV MovieHerself
The British Comedy Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Interviews with Professors & More2003Video documentary shortHerself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHerself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary2002TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Das große RTL Special zum Film2002TV SeriesHerself
The BAFTA TV Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself
Omnibus1999-2001TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
We Know Where You Live2001TV MovieHerself
'Billy Elliot': Breaking Free2001Video documentary shortHerself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty2001TV SpecialHerself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings2000TV Special documentaryVarious Characters
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Narrator
Martine McCutcheon: This Is My Moment1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Julie Walters Is an Alien in New York1999TV MovieHerself
The End of the Year Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Best of British1998TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself
The Man Who Would Be Caine1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Auntie's All-Time Greats1996TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The South Bank Show1996TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
The 49th Bafta Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Victoria Wood: Live in Your Own Home1994TV Movie documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHerself
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold1994TV Movie documentary
Julie Walters and Friends1991TV MovieHerself / Various Characters
Wogan1985-1991TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1984-1990TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Victoria Wood1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Questioner (uncredited)
This Is Your Life1988TV Series documentaryHerself
BAFTA British Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialMargery
Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly1985TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Give Us a Clue1985TV SeriesHerself
Sunday, Sunday1984TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1984TV SeriesHerself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Host & Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Wood and Walters1981-1982TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
The Theatre Quiz1981TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1981TV SeriesHerself
Occupy!1976DocumentaryPlayer in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brooklyn: Deleted Scenes2016Video shortMrs. Kehoe (uncredited)
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHerself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2015TV SeriesMrs. Overall / Annie
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Petula
Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley2014TV Special documentaryMolly Weasley
Effie Gray: Interview with Dakota Fanning2014Video documentary shortMrs. Ruskin (uncredited)
Effie Gray: Interview with Emma Thompson2014Video documentary shortMrs. Ruskin (uncredited)
The Many Faces of...2011-2013TV Series documentaryAnnie / Herself / Rita
Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea2013TV Mini-Series documentaryMrs. Overall
Who Do You Think You Are?2012TV Series documentaryMrs. Overall / Annie
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Tales of Television Centre2012TV Movie documentaryMrs. Overall (uncredited)
Vamos a por vosotros2011TV MovieMolly Weasley
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesMrs. Overall
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesMolly Weasley
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHerself - Audience Member
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Comedy Superstars 20102010VideoBo Beaumont / Mrs. Overall (uncredited)
Beautiful People2009TV SeriesMrs. Overall
Cynthia Payne: At the 'House of Cyn'2007Video documentary shortChristine Painter (uncredited)
The South Bank Show2007TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Jake's Progress: Interview2006Video documentary shortJulie Diadoni (uncredited)
Melissa: Interview2006Video documentary shortPaula Hepburn (uncredited)
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryMrs. Overall (uncredited)
Britain's Favourite Comedian2004TV SeriesVarious Characters
Build a Scene2003Video documentary shortMolly Weasley (uncredited)
Bourne to Dance2001TV Movie documentary
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialVarious
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryMrs. Overall
Parkinson2000TV SeriesSpa Assistant / Pat
Comic Relief Presents the Pick of the Nose1998VideoMargery (uncredited)
Chasing Rainbows - A Nation and Its Music1986TV Series documentaryHousekeeper
The Glass Box1985TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesMrs. Overall
This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself / Comedy Role
Victoria Derbyshire2016TV SeriesVarious Characters
Victoria Wood Obituary2016Video documentary shortHerself
BBC News at Ten O'Clock2016TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
Channel 4 News2016TV SeriesFriend
Newsnight2016TV SeriesVarious Characters
RIP: Comedian Victoria Wood Passes Away at 622016Video shortHerself / Mrs Overall (uncredited)
Six O'Clock News2016TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
Sky News: Live at Five2016TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
Victoria Wood: Her Funniest Moments2016Video shortShop Assistant / Hairdresser (uncredited)
Victoria Wood's Funniest Moments2016Video shortMrs. Overall (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Academy FellowshipBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Television
2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmBrave (2012)
2013Richard Harris AwardBritish Independent Film Awards
2011Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressMo (2010)
2011EmmyInternational Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an ActressMo (2010)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressMo (2010)
2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best Performance by an ActressMo (2010)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActressMamma Mia! (2008)· Christine Baranski
2009EmmyInternational Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an ActressA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)
2008Dilys Powell AwardLondon Critics Circle Film Awards
2006Silver St. GeorgeMoscow International Film FestivalBest ActressDriving Lessons (2006)
2005TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressAhead of the Class (2005)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressCanterbury Tales (2003)
2004Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressCanterbury Tales (2003)
2003BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressMurder (2002)
2003RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - FemaleMurder (2002)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressMy Beautiful Son (2001)
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleBilly Elliot (2000)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
2001Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
2001ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearBilly Elliot (2000)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalEducating Rita (1983)
1984BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressEducating Rita (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressBrooklyn (2015)
2015British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressBrooklyn (2015)
2015PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleBrooklyn (2015)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIndian Summers (2015)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)· Jim Broadbent
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Robbie Coltrane
· Tom Felton
· Rupert Grint
· Ralph Fiennes
· Michael Gambon
· Ciarán Hinds
· Jason Isaacs
· Matthew Lewis
· Evanna Lynch
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen McCrory
· Daniel Radcliffe
· Alan Rickman
· Maggie Smith
· David Thewlis
· Emma Watson
2011RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor (Female)Mo (2010)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)
2010Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)
2010RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor (Female)A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)
2009Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressFilth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008)
2009Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best Performance by an ActressA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMamma Mia! (2008)· Björn Ulvaeus (music and lyrics by)
· Benny Andersson (music and lyrics by)
· Stig Anderson (lyrics by)
· Meryl Streep (performed by)
· Christine Baranski (performed by)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFilth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008)
2006RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - FemaleAhead of the Class (2005)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalDriving Lessons (2006)
2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActressCalendar Girls (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearCalendar Girls (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalCalendar Girls (2003)
2003British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressCanterbury Tales (2003)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)· Kenneth Branagh
· John Cleese
· Robbie Coltrane
· Warwick Davis
· Richard Griffiths
· Rupert Grint
· Richard Harris
· Jason Isaacs
· Daniel Radcliffe
· Alan Rickman
· Fiona Shaw
· Maggie Smith
· Emma Watson
2002National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActressMy Beautiful Son (2001)
2001OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleBilly Elliot (2000)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureBilly Elliot (2000)
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
2001DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaBilly Elliot (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleBilly Elliot (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureBilly Elliot (2000)· Jamie Bell
· Jamie Draven
· Gary Lewis
2000British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
2000European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActressBilly Elliot (2000)
1999BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceDinnerladies (1998)
1999IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Female RoleTitanic Town (1998)
1994BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressScreen One (1985)
1992BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleStepping Out (1991)
1988BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressPersonal Services (1987)
1987BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceVictoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985)
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleEducating Rita (1983)
1984BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Outstanding Newcomer to FilmEducating Rita (1983)
1983BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressBoys from the Blackstuff (1982)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressBilly Elliot (2000)


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1[on her BAFTA nomination for Brooklyn (2015)] What a wonderful surprise, thrilled to be nominated. And proud to be included alongside these great women and their powerful performances.
2[on Billy Elliot (2000)] I was very touched by it. It's moving on all sorts of levels. It was a diamond in the sand. Different from all the middle-of-the-road crap that I get sent. I loved the character, and the fact that she was disappointed on every level possible. She was so grim and jaded. Her relationship with the boy was so unusual: she was so unmaternal, and he's a boy without a mother. She treated him not like a child, but more like a lover, a man. I found that very interesting.
3[on how she keeps love alive] We can be romantic. Not soppy, though! We always leave notes for one another if I get in late or he has to get up early. And he brings me flowers every week. Sometimes I will leave a little note on his pillow if I'm going away. But even when I'm home we leave each other notes. Love is the most important thing to me in my life. It really is what makes the world go round.
4[on Pete Postlethwaite] He was such an important part of my youth. I think you learn from one another without realising it - we certainly sparked off one another acting-wise in the early days. He played Coriolanus at the Everyman and I played his wife. His performance was amazing, terrifyingly on the edge, I've never seen anything like it before or since. We hadn't kept in touch in later years, but my heart really goes out to his family. He was such a massive presence wherever he went, that for them to have lost him.
5Saoirse Ronan, she is amazing. She makes me feel like I should go to drama school, really.
6Art should reflect society but that's not going to happen if there's no funding for working class kids - like I was - to follow their passion. In acting, I certainly think we could end up with too many posh people, the only people who can afford to go to drama school, and that all the working class roles will be taken by posh people pretending to be working class, like it used to be before the Sixties. Not that there will be many new working class roles because there won't be any working class writers and the society we'll live in won't be represented. If I was starting out today, I would never have been able to afford to go to drama school.
7[on Mamma Mia! (2008)] I thought my acting was terrible in the film; so bad! I sprained my ankle during Dancing Queen and Meryl Streep went mad. She was calling for ice, calling for the nurse, she really looked after me. I was massively intimidated before I met her, because I hold her in such high esteem, but she's very down-to-earth, a good woman.
8I think there was a breakthrough period where I did Educating Rita (1983) and Victoria Woods work very close together. I'd just started to be known through Victoria's stuff with Wood and Walters, which came out very close to 'Educating Rita'. It was quite a grand slam in a way for me, really useful for me doing those two things. And at the same time I started to do something with Alan Bennett, I did a play with Alan Bennett in it on television, and also Boys from the Blackstuff (1982). It all came out in a short space of time.
9[on her part in the Harry Potter films]It was so sad when I finished. It wasn't a very big part, but it was going in every year to the same group of people. I just loved it and it's rare you have that kind of structure in your life as an actor.
10[on Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)] When someone offers you a part in a film where Romeo and Juliet are played by gnomes, you can't really turn it down. You only ever see my character's legs in the film - lovely tree stumps they are too - and I'll admit, by the end of the film I was so moved I started crying. I thought to myself, "Julie, pull yourself together - they're gnomes for goodness sake!
11All long-term relationships are going to hit rocky patches, but you have to talk things through and forgive your partner, just for being human, I suppose. Being with another actor wouldn't have worked for me because you'd never escape the business, which would make it difficult to find out who you really are. Also, because we have such different working lives, we're constantly interested in what the other person is doing. Being with someone who isn't in the industry gives me a fresh outlook and as grounding as he's been for me, I think I've grounded him, too.
12I was given an agent and taken under the wing of Columbia Pictures after Educating Rita (1983) came out. They arranged all sorts of interviews, but nothing ever came of it. I just felt that the best writing and talent was in the UK. The stuff I was getting was c**p...well, not c**p, but just stuff I didn't want to do. After all, the best American material is always going to go to the best American actors.
13[on Paddington (2014)] I asked friends who'd read the books as a child to share their memories. I grilled my husband about Mrs Bird and he said, 'Well, she was very stern, but you knew that she was loving.' I remember thinking, That's a difficult one
14[on Paddington (2014)]: It gives out a really positive message about inclusion and tolerance. He's a refugee, basically. Peter Capaldi's plays the neighbour and he says, 'Before long the street will be crawling with them. Let one in'. It's all the old cliched prejudices about people coming into the country.
15[on her mother's support of her film career] It wasn't until after she died and I was clearing out her flat that I found a huge pile of newspaper articles she had kept about me, She had been cataloguing my career, but it just wasn't the sort of thing she would say - although when she came to the premiere of Educating Rita (1983) she pointed me out to a policeman and said, "That's my daughter", so I think she must have been proud.
16[on her autobiography] I wrote every single word of it and I loved the process, but I kind of ended the book before my career really took off. 'm not really interested in writing about my career because you have to be honest, and you can't exactly write, "So-and-so was a right little s***." I mean, that wouldn't be right, would it?
17People imagine a huge pile of scripts and it's not like that. But I get a decent trickle of stuff. Most of it, I don't want to do any more, either because it's like something I've done before or simply because I'm older now, so I don't have that same drive to keep going.
18British films bring a lot of revenue into this country and should be supported. Our special effects are the best in the world, thanks to the Harry Potter films, which we made in Britain with a British cast and crew. They weren't Americanised and are total proof of how great we Brits are at film.
19I did impersonations of everyone in the family and the teachers at school because I didn't know how to do anything else, but I was educated by nuns in my junior school and they were HEAVY.
20[In a 1984 interview] (I) would never do Shakespeare again unless it was with a director I trusted. People get more out of reading Shakespeare than they do seeing a terrible production.
21[on Educating Rita (1983)] I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, 'Oh God, it's awful. And I'm awful in it.' I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking about possible Oscar nods I genuinely thought he was mad. I did meet Sean Connery at the premiere, though. I had a crush on him as a teenager and he walked past me and slapped me on the bum. It was really funny.
22Back then, it was still possible for a working-class kid like me to study drama because I got a grant. But the way things are now, there aren't going to be any working class actors. I look at almost all the up-and-coming names and they're from the posh schools. Don't get me wrong ... they're wonderful. It's just a shame those working-class kids aren't coming through. When I started, 30 years ago, it was the complete opposite.
23I don't like the future sewn up. I like an open book - the feeling that anything can happen.
24I was asked about doing a nude shoot for men's magazine GQ. I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard.
25It's bloody great to get to fifty-five. I've never been bothered about people knowing how old I am.
26Self worth is everything. Without it life is a misery.
27When I think of the future, I think of doing my washing so I've something to wear tomorrow.

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