Julie Walters

Julie Walters

Highest Rated: 100% Paddington 2 (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Queen's Corgi (2019)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1950

Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK

Dame Julie Walters, DBE was an Oscar nominee and multiple BAFTA winner whose skillful comedic and dramatic turns in "Educating Rita" (1983), "Billy Elliott" (2000), the "Harry Potter," "Mamma Mia!" and "Paddington" franchises and "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018) made her one of the most popular and prolific actresses on both sides of the Atlantic. Born Julia Mary Walters in Edgbaston, a suburb of Birmingham, England on February 22, 1950, she was one of five children by English and Irish parents. By her own account, she was not an academic-minded child - she was dismissed from Holly Lodge Grammar School for Girls for misbehavior - and went to work at an insurance company at the age of 15. Walters briefly trained as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, but left to pursue a long-standing dream of becoming an actor Studies in English and drama at Manchester Metropolitan University preceded her first stage roles with the Everyman Theatre Company, where she performed with fellow future stars like Jonathan Pryce, Bill Nighy and Pete Posthlewaite, with whom she was romantically involved during the 1970s. Stints in improvisational comedy and cabaret, as well as guest roles on television, preceded her first stab at stardom as a freethinking hairdresser from Liverpool who aspires to better herself in Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" (1980). Walters earned critical raves for her performance, which was followed by a successful collaborative partnership with actress and playwright Victoria Wood, whom she had met while both were appearing in a 1978 sketch revue, "In at the Death." Their collaborations included a TV adaptation of Wood's play "Talent" (ITV, 1979) and two sketch comedy series, "Wood and Walters" (ITV, 1981-82) and "Victoria Wood As Seen on TV" (BBC Two, 1985-87), which yielded one of Walters' most popular comic characters, the elderly tea lady Mrs. Overall, on the soap opera spoof "Acorn Antiques." The character and sketch would earn a devoted fan following and an award-winning musical adaptation, directed by Trevor Nunn, in 2005. In 1983, Walters stepped into the spotlight in the film version of "Educating Rita," directed by Lewis Gilbert and co-starring Michael Caine as the alcoholic professor whose love of literature is reignited by Walters' Rita. For her performance, Walters earned an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role - the first of seven - and soon settled into steady character work in both dramatic and comedic features and television. Walters was a naïve waitress who supplemented her income by renting her apartment to escorts in Terry Jones' "Personal Services" (1987), the playwright Joe Orton's mother in Stephen Frears' "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987), and a mother who becomes involved in Irish-English peace relations in "Titanic Town" (1998), one year before she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). On television, she reunited with Wood for a 1991 special, "Julie Walters and Friends" (ITV) and the series "Dinnerladies" (BBC One, 1998-2000), about workers at a factory canteen in Manchester. In 2000, she netted her second Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, as well as a second BAFTA, as the dedicated dance teacher of a young Irish boy in Stephen Daldry's "Billy Elliot"; the success of the film led to a slew of high-profile film projects, including a recurring role as Molly Weasley in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, save for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005). Walters also played one of a group of middle-aged women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for cancer research in "Calendar Girls" (2003), and netted BAFTA TV Awards for the comedy "Strange Relations" (ITV, 2001), with Paul Reiser; a grieving mother in "Murder" (2002); an updated Wife of Bath in BBC One's "Canterbury Tales" (2003); and as Northern Ireland Secretary of State Mo Mowlam in "Mo" (Channel 4, 2010). Between these projects, Walters played Jane Austen's mother in "Becoming Jane" (2007), the vivacious Rosie in "Mamma Mia!" (2008), the kindly Mrs. Bird in "Paddington" (2014) and its 2017 sequel, and a feisty boardinghouse owner in "Brooklyn" (2015), which brought her 16th BAFTA nomination, while also finding time to be named Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008. Walters remained remarkably busy in her sixth decade, penning a 2008 autobiography, That's Another Story, paying tribute to Wood, who died in 2016, with the documentary series "Our Friend Victoria" (BBC, 2017), enjoying major supporting roles in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!" and "Mary Poppins Returns" (both 2018), while also being named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

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Filmography

Movies

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64% 47% The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock (Character) - 2020
0% 37% The Queen's Corgi The Queen (Character) - 2019
79% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Ellen (Character) $172M 2018
27% 35% Sherlock Gnomes Mrs. Montague (Voice) $43.1M 2018
92% 87% Wild Rose Marion (Character) $1.6M 2018
79% 66% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Rosie (Character) $120.6M 2018
80% 67% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Bella Turner (Character) $1M 2017
100% 88% Paddington 2 Mrs. Bird (Character) $38.4M 2017
97% 87% Brooklyn Mrs. Kehoe (Character) $38.3M 2015
42% 38% Effie Gray Margaret Cox Ruskin (Character) - 2014
98% 80% Paddington Mrs. Bird (Character) - 2014
33% 36% The Harry Hill Movie Nan (Character) - 2013
13% 35% Justin and the Knights of Valor Gran (Voice) - 2013
63% 64% One Chance Yvonne Potts (Character) $89.7K 2013
No Score Yet 33% The Legend of Mor'du The Witch (Voice) - 2012
78% 75% Brave The Witch (Voice) - 2012
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Molly Weasley (Character) $381M 2011
56% 54% Gnomeo & Juliet Miss Montague (Voice) - 2011
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Mrs. Weasley (Character) $295M 2010
No Score Yet 100% Mo Mo Mowlam (Character) - 2010
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Mrs. Weasley (Character) $302M 2009
No Score Yet 62% A Short Stay in Switzerland Dr. Anne Turner (Character) - 2009
55% 66% Mamma Mia! Rosie (Character) $143.7M 2008
78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Mrs. Weasley (Character) $292M 2007
58% 74% Becoming Jane Mrs. Austen (Character) $18.7M 2007
48% 71% Driving Lessons Evie Walter (Character) $238.8K 2006
No Score Yet 62% The Ruby in the Smoke Mrs. Holland (Character) - 2006
54% 63% Wah-Wah Gwen Traherne (Character) $233.1K 2005
No Score Yet 60% Ahead of the Class Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 88% Mickybo and Me Mickybo's Ma (Character) - 2004
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Mrs. Weasley (Character) $249.4M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return Lizzie Hunt (Character) - 2003
74% 67% Calendar Girls Annie (Character) $31M 2003
No Score Yet 27% Before You Go Theresa (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 82% My Beautiful Son Sheila Fitzpatrick (Character) - 2002
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Mrs. Molly Weasley (Character) $262M 2002
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Mrs. Weasley (Character) $317.6M 2001
85% 89% Dancer Mrs. Wilkinson (Character) $22M 2000
No Score Yet 28% All Forgotten Princess Zasyekin (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% Girls' Night Jackie Simpson (Character) - 1998
84% 82% Titanic Town Bernie McPhelimy (Character) $59.8K 1998
14% 39% Intimate Relations Marjorie Beasley (Character) $33.1K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brazen Hussies Maureen Hardcastle (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pat and Margaret Pat Bedford (Character) - 1994
63% 64% Sister My Sister Madame Danzard (Character) $18K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Requiem Apache Mrs. Capstan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bambino Mio Alice (Character) - 1994
73% 50% The Summer House Unknown (Character) $2.1M 1993
40% 64% The Wedding Gift Diana Longden (Character) - 1993
50% 60% Just Like a Woman Monica (Character) $78K 1992
No Score Yet 71% Stepping Out Vera (Character) $232.3K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Dad Judith (Character) - 1989
20% 48% Mack the Knife Mrs. Peachum (Character) $16.1K 1989
No Score Yet 58% Buster June Edwards (Character) $350.1K 1988
94% 79% Prick Up Your Ears Elsie Orton (Character) $1.6M 1987
67% 80% Personal Services Christine Painter (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 56% She'll Be Wearing Pink Pajamas Fran (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Car Trouble Jacqueline (Character) - 1985
80% 81% Educating Rita Rita, aka Susan (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Occupy! Unknown (Character) - 1976

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Mastermind Contestant 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coastal Railways With Julie Walters Host 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Artsnight Host 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet National Treasure Marie Finchley (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very British Problems Narrator 2015-2016
83% 89% Indian Summers Cynthia (Character) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2014
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Emma Watts (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterbury Tales Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet dinnerladies Unknown (Character) 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.B.H. Mrs. Murray (Character) 1991

QUOTES FROM Julie Walters CHARACTERS

Mrs. Kehoe says: I have a life half way across the sea.

Mrs. Kehoe says: Dear Rose. I miss you and mother, and think about you every day.

Eilis Lacey says: Dear Rose. I miss you and mother, and think about you every day.

Bernie McPhelimy says: You can't have peace without a fight.

Bernie McPhelimy says: Don't tell me to calm down! Some insignificant wee fucker shot Mary McCough in front of my son! And what makes it worse, I'm glad it was her and not my Brandon!

Bernie McPhelimy says: If it was peace and quiet I wanted, I wouldn't have married you.

Molly Weasley says: Protego maxima. Fianto duri.

Wise Woman says: You never conjure where you carve.

Molly Weasley says: Not my daughter you bitch!

Wise Woman says: Don't conjure where you carve!

Merida says: I want a spell that will change my fate.

Wise Woman says: Done.

Mrs. Weasley says: (To Fred & George) Just because you're allowed to use magic now does not mean you have to whip your wands out for everything!

Mrs. Weasley says: [to Fred & George] Just because you're allowed to use magic now does not mean you have to whip your wands out for everything!

Wise Woman says: Fate be changed. Look inside! Mend the bond Torn by pride!

Wise Woman says: Fate be changed. Look inside! Mend the bond. Torn by pride!

Wise Woman says: mend the fate that pride has torn

Wise Woman says: Mend the fate that pride has torn.

Wise Woman says: Mend the bond that pride has torn.

Wise Woman says: WOODCUTTER!

Mrs. Weasley says: Ronald Weasely! How dare you steal that car! I am absolutely disgusted! Your father's now facing an inquiry of work and it's entirely your fault! If you put another toe out of line, we'll bring you straight home! Oh, and Ginny dear, congratulations on making Gryffindor, your father and I are so proud. (Sticks tongue out at Ron in Howler form)

Mrs. Weasley says: Ronald Weasely! How dare you steal that car! I am absolutely disgusted! Your father's now facing an inquiry of work and it's entirely your fault! If you put another toe out of line, we'll bring you straight home! Oh, and Ginny dear, congratulations on making Gryffindor, your father and I are so proud. [sticks tongue out at Ron in Howler form]

Mrs. Weasley says: Beds empty, no note,car gone!

Mrs. Weasley says: Beds empty, no note, car gone!

Molly Weasley says: Die Bitch!

Mrs. Weasley says: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??!!

Mrs. Weasley says: Where have your been?!

Rosie says: It's very Greek.

Molly Weasley says: Not my daughter, you bitch!

Molly Weasley says: Not my daughter you bitch!

Mrs. Weasley says: This morning, Your sons flew that enchanted car of yours to Surrey and back last night.

Mr. Weasley says: Did you really? How did it go? I mean... That was very wrong indeed, boys. Very wrong of you.

Mrs. Weasley says: [Fred and George have just appeared out of thin air and Mrs Weasley screams] Just because you can use magic now does not mean you have to whip your wands out for everything.

Rosie says: Typical isn't it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once.