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 Friday, 15th


   Walters confesses to being picky about acting roles0 Comments

Julie Walters has admitted to The London Evening Standard that she has become picky about the roles that she now chooses.


  Accio Quote:
The actress — last seen on TV in British Raj drama series Indian Summers — said she was now only picking roles that were of particular interest to her. “I just pick what I fancy,” she said. “You take jobs when you’re young because you think, ‘This will be good for my career.’ Now I choose things if they sound really good fun. I do get offered lots of things but for the most part I’d really rather be at home with my husband.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:14.10 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters

   Walters stars in Burberry advert0 Comments

The Telegraph is reporting how Julie Walters alongside many other celebrities from the Billy Elliot movie have got together to advertise Burberry.



Burberry fans can also get involved.


  Accio Quote:
Until Christmas Eve, shoppers will be able to enjoy bouncing around on a trampoline while being filmed alongside Naomi Campbell, James Corden and Julie Walters in the luxury brand’s festive campaign (video below), which is inspired by the hit film Billy Elliot. Customers will then be sent a copy of the 15-second footage that they can share and watch on YouTube, accompanied by T. Rex’s mesmerising Cosmic Dancer soundtrack.






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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:10.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters

   "Brooklyn" and "Ex Machina" nominated for Producers Guild Award0 Comments

Two movies featuring a variety of Harry Potter alumni have been nominated for a Producers Guild Award.

Brooklyn featuring Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) is nominated for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Ex Machina featuring Domhnall Gleeson, is also nominated for the same award.

The Awards will take place on January 27th.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:06.33 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters, Domhnall Gleeson, Producers Guild Award

   Walters and Richardson attend "Cursed Child"0 Comments

Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) and Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) recently attended the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre performance.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:08.37 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters, Miranda Richardson

   Coltrane and Walters discuss upcoming drama0 Comments

The Guardian recently spoke to Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters in regards to their upcoming drama, National Treasure.

The four-part drama will explore the the events after a famous comedian is accused of sexual abuse and is based on real-life events.


  Accio Quote:
“Marie is the wind beneath Paul’s wings,” Walters says of her character. “Paul is a public entertainer, fragile in many ways, and Marie reminds me a bit of my husband, in that she is solid and there, and keeps things together, and supports him and looks after his fragile ego. She’s a Catholic and Paul isn’t, which I thought was interesting. I was brought up a Catholic; I’m lapsed. Paul has been unfaithful lots of times and she stays with him. I feel that the piece is about faith, and doubt and trust, and she makes that leap with both her religion and with him.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:36.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane

   Coltrane and Walters win at Television Society Awards0 Comments

Congratulations to Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters!

Both Potter alumni won awards at theRoyal Television Society Awards this week in London.


  Accio Quote:

Actor - Male: Robbie Coltrane
Title: National Treasure
Production Company: The Forge
Broadcaster: Channel 4
Nominees:
Adeel Akhtar - Murdered By My Father
James Nesbitt - The Secret

“Outstanding, the very definition of creative risk-taking.”



  Accio Quote:

Lifetime Achievement: Julie Walters
Nominees:

“The recipient is one of the truly great stars of the stage and big screen, but it’s for her outstanding work in a glittering career on television that we honour her tonight.

Her journey to television began in 1970 with a chance meeting at Manchester Polytechnic with the woman who was to become her creative soul mate, Victoria Wood. Nine years later she appeared in the television adaptation of Wood’s play Talent, which led to the two of them starring in their own sketch comedy series. Many further years of incredible collaboration and peerless comedy followed.

Her work alongside Victoria Wood in Victoria Wood – As Seen on TV continues to be rightly regarded as some of the best comedy ever on British television. Has a woman carrying two bowls of soups across a room ever been funnier? The series also included, of course, the recurring spoof serial Acorn Antiques, and Mrs Overall was quickly established as one of the great comic creations of our times.

But this performer’s celebrated comedy skills mask her extraordinary dramatic range. Her work on television has included BBC Shakespeare; appearing in two series of Alan Bennett’s monologues Talking Heads; playing the anti-permissive society campaigner Mary Whitehouse; an Emmy Award-winning depiction of the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Mo Mowlam; and a truly unforgettable performance as the reforming headteacher Marie Stubbs in the drama Ahead of the Class in 2005.

Perhaps the first time everyone sat up and really took notice came in 1982 when she played Angie Todd in Alan Bleasdale’s ground-breaking series about Liverpool in the grip of the Thatcher recession, Boys from the Blackstuff. It was a performance that’s seared into the memory of everyone who saw it. One scene in particular caught the mood of the times – a moment of fightback amid frustration, when everything looked desperate. It’s significant moment too, perhaps, because it is based upon the two elements this actor brings to all her dramatic work – it is profoundly touching, and it feels true.

Look at any of the work stretching back over three decades, and those characteristics are there in every piece: Pat and Margaret, Murder, G.B.H, A Short Stay in Switzerland, The Wife of Bath, Indian Summers and National Treasure.

Hers is, by any measure, a body of work on television of genuinely exceptional quality.”


Congratulations!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:14.39 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane

   Trailer for "Paddington 2" released0 Comments

The trailer for Paddington 2 has been released.



The movie features a whole host of Harry Potter alumni including:

^0^ Jim Broadbent (Mr. Gruber)

^0^ Brendan Gleeson (“Knuckles” McGinty)

^0^ Imelda Staunton (Aunt Lucy)

^0^ Julie Walters (Mrs. Bird)

The movie will be released in the UK on November 10th, 2017

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:00.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Paddington 2, Brendan Gleeson

   Rowling named "Companion of Honour"0 Comments

Both J. K. Rowling and Julie Walters have made it onto this year's Queen's birthday list.


  Accio Quote:
Rowling, who is already an OBE, has been made a Companion of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy. The eighth story in her Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opened at the Palace Theatre last summer, and she has sold over 450 million Potter books worldwide. She joins the likes of Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench as a Companion of Honour, which is awarded for service of conspicuous national importance.



  Accio Quote:
Julie Walters, June Whitfield and 100-year old Olivia de Havilland have been made dames. David Walliams and Sarah Lancashire have both received OBEs.


Congratulations!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:59.59 GMT | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Julie Walters

   Walters given new title from the Queen0 Comments

Various media outlets are reporting how Julie Walters has been named Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace last week.


  Accio Quote:
I looked at the envelope and thought, ‘ER – what’s that all about?’ I thought it must be something from my MP – I’m always writing to him. But no, it was from the honors committee. All this highfalutin language, all these convoluted sentences… I’m reading it wondering what’s going on here; then finally I saw the word ‘Dame.’ I shouted to my husband, ‘Grant, my God, I’ve been made a Dame. Get down on your knees this instant.’


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:00.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Julie Walters