More Julie Walters Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)Julie Walters is a multi-talented and award winning actress famed for both her film and television work. Most recently she has starred in the forthcoming film Lewis Gilbert's Before You Go and of course starred as Billy's ballet teacher in Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot, a role which garnered her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, and a BAFTA and Variety Club Award. Although it was perhaps her feature film debut opposite Michael Caine in Educating Rita which brought her worldwide fame. The role won her a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Variety Club Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination.
Walters also received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress for Personal Services and a BAFTA Award nomination and a Variety Club Award for Best Supporting Actress for Stepping Out.
Walters' other main film credits include Calendar Girls along side Helen Mirren; Titanic Town; Intimate Relations; Sister, My Sister; Just Like a Woman; Prick Up Your Ears; Buster (opposite Phil Collins); She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas and Killing Dad.
In the UK Walters first came to prominence with her television coupling with fellow comedienne Victoria Wood. She has since starred in both comic and dramatic programmes including Julie Walters & Friends for which she was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Light Entertainment Programme; Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened and Alan Bleasdale's The Boys from the Black Stuff, both of which garnered her further BAFTA Award nominations.
Other main television credits include Murder and My Beautiful Son, both of which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress; Dinner Ladies I & II; Oliver Twist; Jack and the Beanstalk; the BBC's Melissa; Brazen Hussies; Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood; Bambino Mio; Wide Eyed and Legless for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress; Clothes in the Wardrobe; Getaway; Alan Bennett's Talking Heads and Intensive Care; Channel 4's Jake's Progress and GBH; Victoria Wood as Seen on TV for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Performance; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and the BBC's The Birthday Party and The All Day Breakfast Show (Christmas Special).
Walters is also an accomplished theatre actress and nominated for an Olivier for Best Actress for Sam Shepherd's Fool for Love. Other stage productions include Willy Russell's Educating Rita; Tom Stoppard's Jumpers; Alan Bleasdale's Having a Ball; Terrance McNally's Frankie & Johnnie; Sharman Macdonald's When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout; Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo, directed by Peter Hall; and the award winning production of All My Sons directed by Howard Davies, for which Walters won an Olivier Award in 2001 for Best Actress.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (07-Jun-2004)