Julie Walters

An English actress and novelist. Walters was born as Julia Mary Walters in Smethwick, Sandwell, the daughter of Mary Bridget, a postal clerk of Irish Catholic extraction, and Thomas Walters, a builder and decorator. Walters met her husband, Grant Roffey, an AA patrol man, in a whirlwind romance. The couple have a daughter, Maisie Mae Roffey (born 1988, City of Westminster, London), but did not marry until 1997, 11 years into their relationship, when they went to New York. The couple live on an organic farm run by Roffey in West Sussex.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

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As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Tom Felton

As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Tom Felton

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

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Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

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

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Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Mamma Mia! (2008)

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An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Colin Firth

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Colin Firth

Brave (2012)

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Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

Billy Elliot (2000)

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Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Jamie Bell  •  Julie Walters  •  Jean Heywood  •  Jamie Draven

Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Jamie Bell  •  Julie Walters  •  Jean Heywood  •  Jamie Draven

Buster (1988)

Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Green
CAST:  Phil Collins  •  Julie Walters  •  Larry Lamb  •  Ralph Brown

Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Green
CAST:  Phil Collins  •  Julie Walters  •  Larry Lamb  •  Ralph Brown

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Just Like a Woman (1992)

Gerald is a smart, young, high-flying American banker. Everything is great until his wife finds another woman's underwear in their bedroom and subsequently throws him out. He finds lodgings with Monica, a recently divorced 50-year old housewife, who is smitten with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Monger
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Adrian Pasdar  •  Paul Freeman  •  Susan Wooldridge

Gerald is a smart, young, high-flying American banker. Everything is great until his wife finds another woman's underwear in their bedroom and subsequently throws him out. He finds lodgings with Monica, a recently divorced 50-year old housewife, who is smitten with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Monger
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Adrian Pasdar  •  Paul Freeman  •  Susan Wooldridge

Wah-Wah (2005)

Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard E. Grant
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Emily Watson  •  Julie Walters  •  Nicholas Hoult

Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard E. Grant
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Emily Watson  •  Julie Walters  •  Nicholas Hoult

Calendar Girls (2003)

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Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

Personal Services (1987)

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. The story follows Christine Painter (Julie Walters) as the down-at-heel waitress who, with the help of prostitute Shirley (Shirley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Shirley Stelfox  •  Alec McCowen  •  Danny Schiller

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. The story follows Christine Painter (Julie Walters) as the down-at-heel waitress who, with the help of prostitute Shirley (Shirley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Shirley Stelfox  •  Alec McCowen  •  Danny Schiller

Intimate Relations (1996)

In 1950s England, sailor Harold Guppy arrives in a small seaside town looking for his estranged brother. After a brief reunion, Harold finds a room for rent in the house of Mrs. Beasley, her meek husband and their teenage daughter, Joyce. It's clear that Harold has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Goodhew
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Rupert Graves  •  Laura Sadler  •  Matthew Walker

In 1950s England, sailor Harold Guppy arrives in a small seaside town looking for his estranged brother. After a brief reunion, Harold finds a room for rent in the house of Mrs. Beasley, her meek husband and their teenage daughter, Joyce. It's clear that Harold has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Goodhew
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Rupert Graves  •  Laura Sadler  •  Matthew Walker

Driving Lessons (2006)

A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Brock
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Rupert Grint  •  Julie Walters  •  Michelle Duncan

A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Brock
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Rupert Grint  •  Julie Walters  •  Michelle Duncan

Sister My Sister (1994)

The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, including ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meckler
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jodhi May  •  Sophie Thursfield

The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, including ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meckler
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jodhi May  •  Sophie Thursfield

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Emily Blunt  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Caine

A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Emily Blunt  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Caine

Becoming Jane (2007)

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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  James McAvoy  •  Julie Walters  •  James Cromwell

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  James McAvoy  •  Julie Walters  •  James Cromwell
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