Julia McKenzie stars in HBO's miniseries "The Casual Vacancy" as Shirley Mollison.

British actress Julia McKenzie is perhaps best known for the playing the iconic role of Miss Marple in ITV's mystery drama series "Agatha Christie's Marple." She also starred as Mrs. Forrester, opposite Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton, in BBC's "Cranford," as well as in such miniseries as ITV's "The Town" and BBC's "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Other starring roles include the comedies "French Fields" and "Fresh Fields," and the miniseries "Blott on the Landscape" and "Fame Is the Spur." Back in the 1970s, she got her start starring in such comedies "That Beryl Marston ... !," "Maggie and Her" and "Battle of the Sexes."

On the big screen, McKenzie has been seen in Richard Eyre's "Notes on a Scandal," starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, "These Foolish Things," Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things," alongside James McAvoy, Michael Sheen and Emily Mortimer, "Shirley Valentine" and "The Wildcats of St. Trinian's."

Onstage, McKenzie has performed in the West End in such productions as "Company," "Side by Side by Sondheim," "Follies," "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, "The Norman Conquests," "Ten Times Table," "Communicating Doors," "Woman in Mind," for which she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, "Guys and Dolls," for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, "Kafka's Dick," "The Royal Family" and "Fuddy Meers."

McKenzie has also directed theatrical productions of "Stepping Out," "Steel Magnolias," "Putting It Together" in New York City, "The Musical of the Year," "Peter Pan" and "Honk! The Ugly Duckling" at National Theatre, and "A Little Night Music" in Japan.


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Age: 76 years old
Birthday: February 17, 1941
Full Name / Real Name: Julia Kathleen McKenzie
Birthplace: Enfield, Middlesex, England, UK

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