Julie Christie

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An iconic figure of the 1960s, actress Julie Christie was an Academy Award-winning actress who appeared in a small but substantial number of classic films in her native England and America during the '60s and early ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1941 in Assam, IN

Filmography

Actor (57)

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

Mimi Lurie (Actor)

Red Riding Hood 2011 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

Glorious 39 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

Golden Globe Winner Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Away From Her 2007 (Movie)

Fiona Anderson (Actor)

Garbo 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Secret Life of Words 2006 (Movie)

Inge (Actor)

A Letter to True 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Finding Neverland 2004 (Movie)

Mrs. Emma du Maurier (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Madame Rosmerta (Actor)

The Hermit of Amsterdam 2004 (Movie)

Narma (Actor)

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Thetis (Actor)

A Decade Under the Influence 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

I'm With Lucy 2002 (Movie)

Dori (Actor)

No Such Thing 2002 (Movie)

Doctor Anna (Actor)

Belphegor (le fantome du Louvre) 2001 (Movie)

Glenda Spencer (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Afterglow 1997 (Movie)

Phyllis Mann (Actor)

Dragonheart 1996 (Movie)

Aislinn (Actor)

Hamlet 1996 (Movie)

Gertrude (Actor)

Fools of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

Mrs Quinton (Actor)

Sins of the Fathers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gold Diggers 1988 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Secret Obsession 1987 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Miss Mary 1986 (Movie)

Miss Mary Mulligan (Actor)

Power 1986 (Movie)

Ellen Freeman (Actor)

Yilmaz Guney: His Life, His Films 1986 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Separate Tables 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Heat and Dust 1982 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Memoirs of a Survivor 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Return of the Soldier 1981 (Movie)

Kitty Baldry (Actor)

The Animals Film 1980 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

Betty Logan (Actor)

Demon Seed 1977 (Movie)

Dr Susan Harris (Actor)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Julie Christie (Actor)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Jackie Shawn (Actor)

Don't Look Now 1973 (Movie)

Laura Baxter (Actor)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

Constance Miller (Actor)

The Go-Between 1970 (Movie)

Marian, Lady Trimingham (Actor)

In Search of Gregory 1969 (Movie)

Catherine Morelli (Actor)

Petulia 1968 (Movie)

Petulia Danner (Actor)

Far From the Madding Crowd 1967 (Movie)

Bathsheba Everdene (Actor)

Fahrenheit 451 1966 (Movie)

Linda Montag/Clarisse (Actor)

Tonite Let's All Make Love in London 1966 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Darling 1965 (Movie)

Diana Scott (Actor)

Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

Lara (Actor)

Young Cassidy 1965 (Movie)

Daisy Battles (Actor)

Billy Liar 1963 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

Crooks Anonymous 1962 (Movie)

Babette (Actor)

The Fast Lady 1962 (Movie)

Claire Chingford (Actor)

Dadah Is Death (TV Show)

Actor

Karaoke (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle Maker (TV Show)

Voice

The Railway Station Man (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An iconic figure of the 1960s, actress Julie Christie was an Academy Award-winning actress who appeared in a small but substantial number of classic films in her native England and America during the '60s and early 1970s. She was perhaps best known to international audiences as Lara in David Lean's "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), but also enjoyed memorable leading roles in Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971) and "Shampoo" (1975), both starring her longtime romantic companion Warren Beatty. An independent attitude and interest in political affairs reduced her screen appearances in the 1980s, but she made a triumphant return to film in the mid-1990s in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet" (1996). Since then, she made several notable movies, including "Afterglow" (1997) with Altman, which netted her third Academy Award nomination, before playing the mother of Achilles in "Troy" (2004), Madame Rosmerta in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), and Kate Winslet's disapproving mother in "Finding Neverland" (2004). In "Away from Her" (2006), she gave a moving performance as a woman stricken with Alzheimer's that earned her high praise and a number of critics awards, all of which solidified Christie's standing as one of the finest veteran actresses of her time.

Relationships

Warren Beatty Actor

Companion
Together in the late 1960s and early 1970s Co-starred in "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Shampoo" (1975) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) No longer together

Don Bessant

Companion
Engaged 1965 No longer together

Duncan Campbell

Husband
Began dating 1979 Married November 2007

Francis Christie

Father

Rosemary Christie

Mother

Clive Christie

Brother

Terence Stamp Actor

Companion
Had relationship in 1960s No longer together

EDUCATION

Brighton College

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England
Appeared in a school production of "The Diary of Anne Frank," which led to the lead in the TV series, "A For Andromeda" (BBC)

Lived in Paris for one year at age 16 to study art and French

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite director Robert Redford and "New York, I Love You" co-star Shia LaBeouf in thriller "The Company You Keep"

2011

Cast as Grandmother in Catherine Hardwicke directed "Red Riding Hood"

2009

Joined ensemble cast in romantic anthology "New York, I Love You"

2007

Cast as the female lead suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Sarah Polley’s directorial debut "Away From Her"

2004

Cast as Madame Rosmerta in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," directed by Alfonso Cuarón

2004

Played Thetis, mother of Achilles (Brad Pitt) in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"

2004

Cast as Mrs. Emma du Maurier, the disapproving mother of Sylvia (Kate Winslet) in "Finding Neverland"; film detailed experiences of 'Peter Pan' author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp)

2002

Co-starred with Burt Reynolds in "Snapshots"

2001

Appeared in writer-director Hall Hartley's "No Such Thing"

1997

Played a former B-movie actress in Alan Rudolph's "Afterglow"

1996

Played Gertrude in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet"

1996

Returned to screen acting after six year absence in "Dragonheart"

1996

Portrayed a rich woman exploited by her husband in Dennis Potter's miniseries "Karaoke" (Bravo)

1995

Starred in West End revival of Harold Pinter's "Old Times"

1992

Joined 160 people to sign an advertisement which ran in The Times (London) urging the legalization of marijuana

1986

Worked with Argentine director Maria Luisa Bemberg, playing a stern English governness in "Miss Mary"

1986

Teamed up with Richard Gere and Gene Hackman in Sidney Lumet's "Power"

1983

Reunited with Schlesinger and frequent co-star Alan Bates for HBO remake of "Separate Tables"

1978

Played female lead in "Heaven Can Wait," a remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941); co-written, co-directed, and starring Beatty

1975

Joined ensemble cast of "Shampoo," directed by Hal Ashby and co-written by Warren Beatty

1973

Co-starred on Broadway in Mike Nichols' staging of "Uncle Vanya"

1973

Acted opposite Donald Sutherland in Nicolas Roeg directed "Don't Look Now"; Roeg served as cinematographer for three of Christie's earlier films

1970

Cast in first of three starring turns opposite Warren Beatty in Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller"

1967

Reteamed with Schlesinger for "Far From the Madding Crowd," co-starring Alan Bates and Terrence Stamp

1965

Starred opposite Omar Sharif as the ill-fated Lara in David Lean's "Dr. Zhivago"

1965

Won Academy Award for performance in Schlesinger's "Darling"

1965

Appeared in small role in "Young Cassidy," the only sequences directed by John Ford before he became ill

1964

Made Broadway debut with RSC in "The Comedy of Errors"

1964

Performed with Royal Shakespeare Company; toured Europe and U.S. appearing in "The Comedy of Errors"

1963

Joined Birmingham Repertory Company

1963

Landed first starring film role in John Schlesinger's "Billy Liar"

1962

Film acting debut, "Crooks Anonymous"

1960

Starred on BBC series "A for Andromeda"

1957

Made stage debut with Frinton-on-Sea Repertory

1948

Sent to England to attend boarding school at age seven

Bonus Trivia

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Christie was active in the nuclear disarmament and peace movement, as well as championing animal rights.

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About her passion for recording audio books: "That's what I like doing best. Of course, it's hard work, but you have the opportunity to go on a search for the author's voice. Every author has a different voice, and when you've got it, the book becomes more alive than it ever does when you're reading it to yourself." – Christie to The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 14, 1997

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Julie Christie on making decisions: "I don't like that bit of panic and hurry. I'm very bad at making decisions, so the easiest thing to do is not to make them. I like things to stay as they are – perhaps that's it, and perhaps that's why I haven't got a computer, and perhaps that's why I don't have a mobile phone." – from Interview magazine, March 2008

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