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Julie Walters Biography

Birth Name:
Julia Mary Walters
Birth Place:
Smethwick, Birmingham, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Originally trained to be a nurse, but gave it up to act
  • Achieved early success with sketch-comedy partner Victoria Wood
  • Big break came by appearing in the 1980 London stage version of Educating Rita, which led to the 1983 movie with Michael Caine
  • Lives on a 250-acre organic farm run by her husband in Sussex, England, that specializes in rare breed pork, lamb, turkey and beef
  • Published her memoir, That's Another Story: The Autobiography, in 2009
  • Was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017

Awards

  • 2016BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2000Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1992BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1988BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1984BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 1984BAFTA Film Awards-Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film: nominated
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1983Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated

Relationships

  • Maisie Roffey -- Daughter
  • Thomas Walters -- Father
  • Grant Roffey -- Husband
  • Mary Bridget O'Brien Walters -- Mother