Julie Walters Profile
Julie Walters is an English actress, author, and comedian best known as the title character in Educating Rita, a role she originated on the West End.
Personal Services, Stepping Out, Sister My Sister, Billy Elliot, the Harry Potter series as Molly Weasley, Calendar Girls, Wah-Wah, Driving Lessons, Becoming Jane, Mamma Mia! and its 2018 sequel, Brave, Paddington, and its 2017 sequel, Brooklyn, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. On stage, she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in All My Sons in 2001.
Julie Walters Age
Walters is 71 years old as of 2021. She was born on 22 February 1950 in Edgbaston, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on 22 February.
Julie Walters Height
Walters stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m).
Julie Walters Family
Walters is the daughter of Irish Catholic postal clerk Mary Bridget (née O’Brien) from County Mayo and English builder and decorator Thomas Walters. Her maternal ancestors were involved in the 19th-century Irish Land War, according to the BBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? Thomas Walters, her paternal grandfather, was a veteran of the Second Boer War and was killed in action in World War I in June 1915 while serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment; he is remembered at the Le Touret Memorial in France.
Walters and her family lived at 69 Bishopton Road in Smethwick’s Bearwood neighborhood. Walters was the youngest of five children and the third to survive birth. She received her early education at St Paul’s School for Girls in Edgbaston and later at Holly Lodge Grammar School for Girls in Smethwick.
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Julie Walters Husband
Walters’ relationship with Grant Roffey, an AA patrolman, began after a brief romance. The couple has a daughter named Maisie Mae Roffey, but they did not marry until 1997 when they traveled to New York City to do so. They live on Roffey’s organic farm near Plaistow, West Sussex.
Julie Walters Net worth
Walters has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Julie Walters Illness
In 2018, Walters was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer. She was in remission after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. This meant she had to miss the premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and had to be cut from certain scenes in The Secret Garden. Walters did not reveal her illness to the public until February 2020, when she told Victoria Derbyshire in an interview that she would be taking a break from acting, particularly large and demanding film roles. Later that year, she stated that she would make an exception for roles in which she was “really engaged,” such as Mamma Mia 3!, which is currently in production.
Julie Walters Harry Potter film series
In the Harry Potter film series, Walters portrayed Molly Weasley, the matriarch of the Weasley family. The only film in the series that does not feature Walters is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The BBC named her portrayal of Molly as the second-best “screen mother” in 2003.
Molly Weasley was an English pure-blood witch who married Arthur Weasley and became the matriarch of the Weasley family. She was born into the Prewett family and was the sister of the original Order of the Phoenix members Fabian and Gideon Prewett. Molly was Sorted into Gryffindor House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Both of her brothers were killed by Death Eaters in the First Wizarding War shortly after she graduated.
Molly and Arthur had seven children, six sons named Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, and Ron and one daughter named Ginny Weasley. She also played an important role in Harry Potter’s life, serving as a mother figure to him.
Molly was a member of the resurrected Order of the Phoenix after Lord Voldemort’s return, and she took part in the final battle of the Second Wizarding War. Her actions during this battle earned her the reputation of being the witch who defeated and killed the infamous Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange. Molly made it through the final battle to see her family grow even larger, with twelve grandchildren by 2017. In her honor, Percy and his wife named their eldest daughter.
Julie Walters Mamma Mia
Walters played Rosie Mulligan in the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! in June 2008, her second high-profile musical after Acorn Antiques: The Musical! As of 2020, the show is still in production in London’s West End, where it is the seventh longest-running show in West End history, as well as in other countries. Its Broadway production ended its 14-year run on September 12, 2015, making it the ninth longest-running show in Broadway history.
Julie Walters Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
Walters is the host of Coastal Railways with Julie Walters, a Channel 4 television show that premiered on November 26, 2017. Scotland’s Coastal Railways with Julie Walters, a re-edited version combining the first two episodes, aired on January 10, 2021. Walters introduces the shows by sharing her own love of the coast. Each episode follows Walters as he travels for five days on a British coastal railway, experiencing the landscapes and people. The series premiered in the United States in July 2018 on the video streaming service Acorn TV, and it aired on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network stations in 2019.
Julie Walters Acorn Antiques
In Dame Julia Mary Walters DBE, an English actress, author, and comedian, Walters played Mrs Overall, the elderly tea lady who believes that a nice cup of tea, a macaroon, and an anecdote can solve all problems. Homemade sherry in a mug is one of her many specialties. Her late husband called her Boadicea. When asked why, she says, “He was crazy, Miss Babs.” She is revealed to be the sole heir to Berta’s father’s estate, as well as the mother of Miss Berta and Derek. The rather grand actress who “plays” Mrs. Overall was Lord Delfont’s former lover. She dies in the series after choking on her own macaroon. Mrs Overall was inspired by Mrs Mack in Take the High Road and Amy Turtle in Crossroads, according to Wood.
Julie Walters Intimate Relations
Walters appeared as Marjorie Beasley in Intimate Relations, a Canadian-British film. Marjorie Beaslie is a housewife in her forties who accepts Harold Guppey as a lodger (Rupert Graves). Despite his obvious prudence, Marjorie develops feelings for Harold, despite the fact that he is a good twenty years her junior. They begin a secret affair, sneaking into bed together at night. Joyce blackmails Harold into taking her to a hotel, where he seduces her before rejecting her. Harold stabs his wife Marjorie to death and murders her daughter Joyce.
He then stabs himself in the stomach to emphasize that his actions were in self-defense. It is stated in the film’s post-script that he, the real Albert Goozee, was sentenced to death in order to overturn the original decision made during the proceedings. With widespread support, the sentence was commuted to life in prison, and the additional charge of murdering Marjoria, which had been included in the ruling, was dropped.
Julie Walters Stepping Out
Walters appeared as Vera, a wealthy but inadvertently abrasive woman in Stepping Out, a 1991 American musical comedy film. Turner teaches tap dancing in the basement of a church in Buffalo, New York. Mavis, a former Broadway hoofer, is now just trying to make ends meet while also dealing with a personal relationship with a career-frustrated musician boyfriend. Mavis tries to teach tap to a class of colorful women and a solitary man, the shy Geoffrey, with the glum Mrs. Fraser accompanying her on piano.
Few realize at first that one woman, Andi, is looking for a way to get away from her physically abusive husband. Others with a variety of extroverted personalities attend class just for fun, occasionally getting on each other’s nerves. Mavis, concerned about money and the continuation of the class, learns of a talent competition and convinces the group that it can compete. While dealing with personal issues, the “Mavis Turner Tappers” end up on stage performing a glamorous, glitzy number that is flawed but rewarding to all.
Julie Walters TV Shows
- 1975 – Second City Firsts
- 1977 – The Liver Birds
- 1978 – Me—I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf
- 1978, 82 – Play for Today
- 1979 – Empire Road
- 1979–81 – Screenplay
- 1980 – Nearly a Happy Ending
- 1981 – Wood and Walters
- 1982 – Boys from the Blackstuff
- 1984 – Love and Marriage
- 1985 – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾
- 1985–86 – Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV – various characters
- 1985, 93 – Screen Two
- 1987 – Theatre Night
- 1986–87 – Acorn Antiques
- 1988 – Talking Heads
- 1989 – Victoria Wood
- 1991 – Julie Walters and Friends
- G.B.H. – Mrs Murray
- 1992 – Victoria Wood’s All Day Breakfast
- 1993 – Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless
- 1994 – Bambino Mio
- 1995 – Jake’s Progress
- 1996 – Roald Dahl Little Red Riding Hood
- 1998 – Jack and the Beanstalk
- 1997 – Melissa
- 1998–00 – dinnerladies
- 1999 – Oliver Twist
- 2001 – Strange Relations
- 2002 – Murder
- 2003 – The Return
- 2005 – Ahead of the Class
- 2006 – The Ruby in the Smoke
- 2008 – Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
- 2009 – A Short Stay in Switzerland
Julie Walters Movies
- 1987 – Personal Services
- 1988 – Buster
- 1988 – Mack the Knife
- 1989 – Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother
- 1991 – Stepping Out
- 1992 – Just like a Woman
- 1994 – Sister My Sister
- 1996 – Intimate Relations
- 1997 – Bathtime –
- 1998 – Girls’ Night
- 2000 – Billy Elliot
- 2001 – Lover’s Prayer
- 2002 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets –
- 2003 – Calendar Girls
- 2004 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Molly Weasley
- 2005 – Wah-Wah – Gwen
- 2006 – Driving Lessons
- 2007 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- 2008 – Mamma Mia!
- 2009 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- 2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
- 2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
- 2012 – Brave
- 2013 – Effie Gray
- 2014 – Paddington
- 2015 – Brooklyn
- 2017 – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
- 2018 – Sherlock Gnomes
- 2019 – Wild Rose
- 2020 – The Secret Garden