More Julie Christie Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Troy)Academy Award winner Julie Christie recently completed roles in J.M. Barrie's Neverland with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett, and the third installment of the beloved Harry Potter series in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The daughter of an India-based British tea planter, Christie was born in Chukua, Assam, India and grew up on her father's tea plantation. Educated in England and on the Continent, Christie studied at the Central School of Music and Drama before getting her big break in the science fiction series A for Andromeda on the BBC, sealing her professional fate for the next four and a half decades.
Christie made her film debut with a small part in Crooks Anonymous. After her performance in The Fast Lady, director John Schlesinger gave her a supporting role in Billy Liar, which won attention from the critics and a subsequent supporting part in his 1965 feature Young Cassidy. Later that same year, Schlesinger made her a star by casting her in the title role of the drama Darling, which earned her an Oscar for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for her performance.
Christie's star continued to rise when David Lean picked her as Lara in his classic Doctor Zhivago, for which she won the David di Donatello Prize for Best Actress. She followed this with a dual role in Francois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451, then teamed again with Schlesinger to star in Far From the Madding Crowd and played the title role in Richard Lester's Petulia.
She reigned as one of the film world's premiere leading ladies throughout the 1970s in such films as The Go-Between, Nashville and Don't Look Now. During this period, she also starred with Warren Beatty in three seminal films of the decade: McCabe and Mrs. Miller, which earned her another Academy Award nomination, Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait.
Christie's subsequent film credits include Dragonheart, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and Afterglow, for which she received her third Oscar nomination.
Biography #3 (for Snapshots)Rarely has beauty combined with talent so extravagantly. Julie Christie dominated the world cinema for two decades, appearing in one memorable role after another. Among her outstanding credits are Billy Liar, Darling, Dr. Zhivago, Fahrenheit 451, Far From the Madding Crowd, Petulia, The Go-Between, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Don't Look Now, Shampoo, Nashville, and Heaven Can Wait. In 1998, she appeared as Gertrude in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and most recently completed Monster.
Bio courtesy Overseas Filmgroup/First Look Pictures for "Snapshots" (01-Jan-2000)