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Dame Julie Walters

(1950-), Actress

Sitter in 7 portraits
Often described as a 'national treasure', Walters is an award-winning actress and comedian. She became friends with Victoria Wood as students, which led to their comedy partnership. Their television show Wood and Walters (1982) was followed by one of Walters's best-known comedy roles, Mrs Overall, in the spoof soap opera Acorn Antiques, in Victoria Wood - As Seen on TV (1985-86). She also appeared in the comedy series Dinnerladies (1998-2000). In 2005, she played Mrs Overall on stage in Acorn Antiques - The Musical. Walters became an international star for Educating Rita (1983). Other films include Billy Elliot (2000) and the Harry Potter films.

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