Julie Walters stars in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" as the maternal Mrs. Weasley, the character she has portrayed in all of the Harry Potter films. Walters also voices the character of Miss Montague in the animated feature film "Gnomeo and Juliet."

A two-time Academy Award nominee, Julie Walters gained her first nomination in 1984 for her feature film debut in the title role of "Educating Rita," also winning BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for her performance. She earned her second Oscar nod for her work in Stephen Daldry's "Billy Elliot." Her portrayal of Billy's ballet teacher in that film also brought her BAFTA, Empire, Evening Standard Film and London Film Critics Circle Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and European Film Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, one for Supporting Actress and a second, shared with her castmates, for Outstanding Cast Performance. Walters has also earned BAFTA Award nominations for her roles in "Personal Services" and "Stepping Out," winning a Variety Club Award for the latter.

Walters more recently co-starred with Meryl Streep in the worldwide musical smash hit "Mamma Mia!" She includes among her other film credits Julian Jarrold's "Becoming Jane"; "Driving Lessons," with her Harry Potter son Rupert Grint; "Wah- Wah"; "Calendar Girls"; "Before You Go"; Roger Michell's "Titanic Town"; "Girls' Night"; "Intimate Relations"; "Sister My Sister"; "Just Like a Woman"; "Buster"; and Stephen Frears' "Prick Up Your Ears."

Walters is also well known to British television audiences. This year, she earned dual BAFTA TV Award nominations, both in the category of Best Leading Actress, for her work in the telefilms "A Short Stay in Switzerland" and "Mo," winning the award for the latter. She previously won three consecutive BAFTA TV Awards, in 2002, 2003 and 2004, for her roles in "Strange Relations"; "Murder," for which she also won a Royal Television Society Award; and the series "The Canterbury Tales," also winning a Broadcasting Press Guild Award. She has earned four more BAFTA TV Award nominations: in 1983, for the miniseries "Boys From the Blackstuff"; in 1987, for the series "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV"; in 1994, for the telefilm "The Wedding Gift"; and in 1999, for the series "Dinnerladies." Her many other television credits include "Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story," "The Ruby in the Smoke," "Ahead of the Class," "The Return," "Oliver Twist," "Jake's Progress," "Pat and Margaret," "The Summer House," "Julie Walters and Friends," "Talking Heads" and "The Birthday Party."

An accomplished stage actress, Walters won an Olivier Award in 2001 for her performance in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," and was earlier nominated for an Olivier for her work in Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love." She had made her London stage debut in "Educating Rita," creating the role that she would later bring to the screen. Her theater credits also include productions of such plays as "Jumpers," "Having a Ball," "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," "When I was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout," Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" and the musical "Acorn Antiques."

In addition to her acting work, Walters' first novel, Maggie's Tree, was published in 2006.


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Age: 67 years old
Birthday: February 22, 1950
Height: 5' 3"
Full Name / Real Name: Julia Mary Walters
Birthplace: Smethwick, West Midlands, England, UK
Husband: Grant Roffey

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