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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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Dame Julie Walters; Ian Charleson, by Johnny Rozsa - NPG x135991

Dame Julie Walters; Ian Charleson

by Johnny Rozsa
bromide fibre print, mid 1980s
NPG x135991

Dame Julie Walters, by Michael Birt - NPG x31051

Dame Julie Walters

by Michael Birt
bromide fibre print, 17 February 1983
NPG x31051

Dame Julie Walters, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x27869

Dame Julie Walters

by Alistair Morrison
C-type colour print, 1985
NPG x27869

Stars of the British Screen, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126895

Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126895

Dame Julie Walters, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35357

Dame Julie Walters

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 13 July 1989
NPG x35357

Actors' Last Supper, by Alistair Morrison, and by  Andy Teare, and by  Dean Mitchell - NPG x136665

Actors' Last Supper

by Alistair Morrison, and by Andy Teare, and by Dean Mitchell
digital C-type colour print, 2011
NPG x136665

Dame Julie Walters, by Marty St James, by  Anne Wilson - NPG D42759

Dame Julie Walters

by Marty St James, by Anne Wilson
video portrait, 1990
NPG D42759

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