Julie Walters

Actor, Nurse
This feisty, forthright actress with a tart essence first came to attention in her Oscar-nominated turn opposite Michael Caine in "Educating Rita" (1983). Instantly beloved by audiences after the film, in which she ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1950 in Birmingham, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (55)

Effie Gray 2015 (Movie)

Margaret Cox Ruskin (Actor)

Indian Summers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

Mrs. Bird (Actor)

Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Kehoe (Actor)

David Copperfield 2014 (Movie)

Aunt Betsey (Actor)

One Chance 2014 (Movie)

Yvonne Potts (Actor)

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Harry Hill Movie 2013 (Movie)

Nan (Actor)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

The Witch (Voice)

Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 (Movie)

Miss Montague (Voice)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Molly Weasley (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Molly Weasley (Actor)

Filth 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 (Movie)

Molly Weasley (Actor)

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

Becoming Jane 2007 (Movie)

Mrs Austen (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Weasley (Actor)

Driving Lessons 2006 (Movie)

Evie Walton (Actor)

Wah-Wah 2006 (Movie)

Gwen Traherne (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Mrs. Molly Weasley (Actor)

Mickybo and Me 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Calendar Girls 2003 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

The Canterbury Tales 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Before You Go 2002 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Mrs Weasley (Actor)

Strange Relations 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinnerladies (BBC) 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Weasley (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Elliot 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Wilkinson (Actor)

Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Titanic Town 2000 (Movie)

Bernie McPhelimy (Actor)

Girls' Night 1997 (Movie)

Jackie Simpson (Actor)

Intimate Relations 1997 (Movie)

Marjorie Beasley (Actor)

Brazen Hussies 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sister My Sister 1995 (Movie)

Madame Danzard (Actor)

Just Like a Woman 1994 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Roseanne and Tom: Getting Away With It 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Summer House 1993 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Stepping Out 1991 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Mack the Knife 1990 (Movie)

Mrs Peachum (Actor)

Killing Dad 1989 (Movie)

Judith (Actor)

Buster 1988 (Movie)

June Edwards (Actor)

Personal Services 1987 (Movie)

Christine Painter (Actor)

Prick Up Your Ears 1987 (Movie)

Elsie Orton (Actor)

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Car Trouble 1986 (Movie)

Jacqueline Spong (Actor)

Dreamchild 1985 (Movie)

of Dormouse (Voice)

She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas 1984 (Movie)

Fran (Actor)

Educating Rita 1983 (Movie)

Rita/Susan (Actor)

Unfair Exchanges 1983 (Movie)

Mavis (Actor)

Bambino Mio (TV Show)

Actor

The Ruby in the Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

The Wedding Gift (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

("Money, Money, Money") (Song Performer)

Biography

This feisty, forthright actress with a tart essence first came to attention in her Oscar-nominated turn opposite Michael Caine in "Educating Rita" (1983). Instantly beloved by audiences after the film, in which she played an adult hairdresser who goes against her husband, family and the class structure to get an education, Walters eschewed a Hollywood career to return to Britain where she quickly became a popular character player and lead in numerous film and TV productions. Many of the latter have been released theatrically in the USA partly because of her drawing power.

Relationships

Mary Bridget

Mother
Irish Catholic

Pete Postlethwaite Actor

Companion

Grant Roffey

Husband
Together since 1985 married in New York City in 1997, 11 years into their relationship father of Maisie runs the couples organic farm in West Sussex

Maisie Roffey

Daughter
Born c. 1988 father, Grant Roffey suffered from leukemia in the early 1990s before the disease went into remission

Thomas Walters

Father

EDUCATION

Manchester Polytechnic

Manchester
Now called Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Polytechnic

Manchester
Now called Manchester Metropolitan University

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Birmingham

Milestones

2012

Voiced The Witch in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"

2011

Appeared on the ITV drama "The Jury II"

2010

Reprised role of Molly Weasley for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"

2009

Returned to play Molly Weasley for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

2008

Featured in the film version of the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!"

2007

Portrayed Jane Austen's mother in the period film "Becoming Jane"

2006

Played the lead role in "Driving Lessons" alongside Rupert Grint (who played her son Ron in the "Harry Potter" series)

2005

Cast in Richard E. Grant's directorial debut "Wah-Wah"

2004

Once again played Mrs. Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

2003

Played a widow determined to make some good come out of her husband's death in "Calendar Girls"

2002

Reprised role of Molly Weasley for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

2001

Cast as Mrs. Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

2000

Acted on the London stage in a revival of "All My Sons"

2000

Played the title character's supportive ballet teacher in "Billy Elliot"; earned a Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination

1999

Played Mrs. Mann in the miniseries remake of "Oliver Twist" (PBS)

1998

Played Victoria Wood's mother on the BBC comedy series "Dinnerladies"

1998

Offered a strong performance as a 1970s Belfast housewife who tries to negotiate a peace in "Titanic Town"

1997

Landed featured role in the miniseries "Melissa" (Channel 4)

1996

Co-starred with Rupert Graves in "Intimate Relations"

1994

Garnered praise for her performance in "Sister, My Sister"

1993

Starred in British TV-movie "Wide-Eyed and Legless" (released in the U.S. as "The Wedding Gift")

1992

Headlined her own British TV special "Julie Walters and Friends" (ITV)

1991

Played Robert Lindsay's mother on the Channel 4 series "GBH"

1991

First U.S. film role, opposite Liza Minnelli in "Stepping Out"

1991

Starred opposite Ken Stott in the West End revival of "The Rose Tattoo"

1989

Played lead role in British stage production of "Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune"

1985

Joined cast of the BBC variety series "Victoria Wood As Seen On TV"

1985

Played the mother on the British TV series "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole"

1984

Appeared opposite Ian Charleson in British stage production of "Fool for Love"

1983

Reprised stage role for the film version of "Educating Rita"; earned first Best Actress Academy Award nomination

1982

Co-starred with Victoria Wood in the Granada TV series "Wood and Walters"

1982

Cast on the BBC2 comedy-drama "Boys from the Black Stuff"

1980

Appeared in the West End production of "Educating Rita"

1979

Landed early TV appearance on the British series "Screenplay"

1976

Made London stage debut in "Funny Peculiar"

Joined Everyman Theatre company in Liverpool during mid-1970s

Made stage debut in the Liverpool production of "The Taming of the Shrew"

Joined Granada's Stable Theatre for one year after finishing at Manchester Polytechnic

Bonus Trivia

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Walters was appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999.

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On her "Educating Rita" (1983) promotional tour of the U.S.: "I had great fun, but I was visiting, so I was free to say what I liked and go home. I couldn't take the glitz and lip gloss and shoulder pads, and the fact that people felt they have to look gorgeous all the time. I'd hate to be an actress in Los Angeles. I couldn't stand the pressure." – Walters in Newsday, Aug. 1, 1994

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On her character in "Billy Elliot" (2000), Walters told David Germain of the Chicago Sun-Times (Oct. 27, 2000): "I loved the woman. She was truthfully written, I felt. She was disappointed on every single level you can possibly be disappointed. And I just loved that."

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