Julie Walters

Julie Walters

  • Highest Rated: 100% Paddington 2 (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Queen's Corgi (2019)
  • Birthday: Feb 22, 1950
  • Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
  • British character actress Julie Walters has made a career out of playing working-class women with good hearts and sharp tongues -- which should come as no surprise, given her background. Born in Birmingham, England, on February 22, 1950, Walters was raised in a strong, practical family where she was encouraged to study nursing. Walters did in fact enroll in the nursing program at Manchester Polytechnic, but in her second year of studies she developed an interest in acting, and eventually changed her major to theater. Walters soon made friends with fellow theater student Pete Postlethwaite, and they joined a small theater troupe with Matthew Kelly; Walters made her legitimate stage debut not long after in a Liverpool production of The Taming of the Shrew. Walters also began moonlighting as a comedian, performing as a standup act and with an improvisational troupe called Van Load. In 1976, Walters made her London stage debut in Funny Peculiar, and in 1980, she was cast in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Willy Russell's play Educating Rita. Walters won rave reviews for her performance, and the comedy-drama became a major success; following her appearances in several well-received television productions, Walters was cast in the film version of Educating Rita opposite Michael Caine, and the movie was a solid critical and financial success in both Europe and the United States. Walters' budding film career seemed to have gotten off to a solid start when she was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Educating Rita; while she didn't win, she did receive Golden Globe and British Film Academy awards for her performance. However, Walters opted to continue living and working in Britain, and while she maintained a busy schedule of television and stage work, it would be a few years before Walters became a regular presence in films. In 1987, she won the leading role in the fact-based comedy Personal Services, as well as a major supporting role in the Joe Orton biopic Prick up Your Ears, and the following year she starred opposite pop star Phil Collins in another comedy-drama drawn from real life, Buster. Over the next ten years, Walters continued to work steadily in British television (both in dramatic roles and in comedic appearances, frequently with English comedy star Victoria Wood), but her next major screen success wouldn't arrive until 2000, when she played dance instructor Mrs. Wilkinson in the international hit Billy Elliot; the role earned her another Academy Award nomination, as well as a British Film Academy nomination. The following year, Walters appeared in a small role in one of the year's biggest box-office blockbusters, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, as well as a number of TV projects. Offscreen, Walters is married to Grant Roffey, who operates a successful organic farm; they're the parents of a daughter, Maisie. In 1999, Walters received special recognition for her work in the arts when she was presented an Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for her services to British drama. In the years to come, Walters would remain active on screen, appearing in moviesl ike Mama Mia!.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

93% Wild Rose Marion 2019
0% The Queen's Corgi The Queen 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns Ellen 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Rosie 2018
100% Paddington 2 Mrs. Bird 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Bella Turner 2017
No Score Yet A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Actor 2015
97% Brooklyn Mrs. Kehoe $30.5M 2015
41% Effie Gray Margaret Cox Ruskin 2015
97% Paddington Mrs. Bird $85.9M 2015
63% One Chance Yvonne Potts $1.4M 2014
13% Justin and the Knights of Valour Actor 2013
33% The Harry Hill Movie Nan 2013
78% Brave Wise Woman $237.3M 2012
No Score Yet The Legend of Mor'du Actor 2012
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Molly Weasley $381.1M 2011
56% Gnomeo and Juliet Miss Montague $99.9M 2011
77% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Molly Weasley $295M 2010
No Score Yet Mo Actor 2010
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Molly Weasley $302M 2009
No Score Yet A Short Stay In Switzerland Dr. Anne Turner 2009
54% Mamma Mia! Rosie $143.8M 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece Contemporary Mary Whitehouse 2008
58% Becoming Jane Mrs. Austen $18.7M 2007
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Mrs. Weasley $292M 2007
48% Driving Lessons Evie Walton 2006
53% Wah-Wah Gwen Traherne $0.2M 2006
No Score Yet The Ruby in the Smoke Actor 2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Mrs. Weasley $290M 2005
No Score Yet Mickybo & Me Mickybo's Ma 2005
No Score Yet Ahead Of The Class Actor 2005
90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Mrs. Molly Weasley $249.4M 2004
No Score Yet The Return Lizzie Hunt 2003
74% Calendar Girls Annie $31M 2003
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Mrs. Weasley $261.9M 2002
No Score Yet Before You Go (The Memory of Water) Teresa 2002
No Score Yet Strange Relations Sheila Fitzpatrick 2002
81% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Mrs. Weasley $317.6M 2001
No Score Yet My Beautiful Son Actor 2001
85% Billy Elliot Mrs. Wilkinson 2000
No Score Yet Lover's Prayer Princess 2000
84% Titanic Town Bernie McPhelimy 2000
No Score Yet Girls' Night Jackie 1998
14% Intimate Relations Marjorie Beasley 1996
63% Sister My Sister Madame Danzard 1995
40% The Wedding Gift Diana Longden 1994
73% The Summer House Monica 1993
40% Just Like A Woman Monica 1993
No Score Yet Wide-eyed And Legless Actor 1993
No Score Yet Stepping Out Vera 1991
No Score Yet Killing Dad Judith 1990
20% Mack the Knife Mrs. Peachum 1989
No Score Yet Buster June Edwards 1988
No Score Yet Personal Services Christine Painter 1987
94% Prick Up Your Ears Elsie Orton 1987
No Score Yet Car Trouble Jacqueline Spong 1986
No Score Yet Happy Since I Met You Actor 1986
100% Dreamchild Dormouse 1985
No Score Yet She'll Be Wearing Pink Pajamas Fran 1984
79% Educating Rita Rita / Susan 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% National Treasure
2016-2018
Marie Finchley
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2007
83% Indian Summers
2015-2016
Cynthia Coffin
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 216
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Mistress Quickly
  • 2013
97% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Mrs. Holland Mary Whitehouse Mrs. Mann
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2000
  • 1985
  • 1979
No Score Yet dinnerladies
1998-2000
Petula
No Score Yet GBH
1991
No Score Yet Talking Heads
No Score Yet Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV
1986

QUOTES FROM Julie Walters CHARACTERS

Mrs. Kehoe
I have a life half way across the sea.
Mrs. Kehoe
Dear Rose. I miss you and mother, and think about you every day.
Eilis Lacey
Dear Rose. I miss you and mother, and think about you every day.
Bernie McPhelimy
You can't have peace without a fight.
Bernie McPhelimy
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
If it was peace and quiet I wanted, I wouldn't have married you.
Molly Weasley
Protego maxima. Fianto duri.
Wise Woman
You never conjure where you carve.
Molly Weasley
Not my daughter you bitch!
Wise Woman
Don't conjure where you carve!
Merida
I want a spell that will change my fate.
Wise Woman
Done.
Mrs. Weasley
(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
[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
Fate be changed. Look inside! Mend the bond Torn by pride!
Wise Woman
Fate be changed. Look inside! Mend the bond. Torn by pride!
Wise Woman
mend the fate that pride has torn
Wise Woman
Mend the fate that pride has torn.
Wise Woman
Mend the bond that pride has torn.
Wise Woman
WOODCUTTER!
Mrs. Weasley
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
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
Beds empty, no note,car gone!
Mrs. Weasley
Beds empty, no note, car gone!
Molly Weasley
Die Bitch!
Mrs. Weasley
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??!!
Mrs. Weasley
Where have your been?!
Rosie
It's very Greek.
Molly Weasley
Not my daughter, you bitch!
Molly Weasley
Not my daughter you bitch!
Mrs. Weasley
This morning, Your sons flew that enchanted car of yours to Surrey and back last night.
Mr. Weasley
Did you really? How did it go? I mean... That was very wrong indeed, boys. Very wrong of you.
Mrs. Weasley
[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
Typical isn't it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once.