Julie Walters: A Life On Screen (BBC-2 24 Dec 2014, Victoria Wood, Willy Russell)

A Life On Screen is a long overdue appreciation of the fabulous Julie Walters.

Through interviews and iconic clips, BAFTA tells the story of Julie Walters, the inspirational, hard-working and respected actor, from her comedy beginnings in theatre through to her successes in television and film.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts celebrates Julie Walter’s incredibly successful career, which has spanned over 40 years. She received the Fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards in May 2014.

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Through interviews and iconic clips, the story of this inspirational, hard-working and respected actor is told from her comedy beginnings in theatre through to her successes in television and film. It is easy to see how Julie wins the hearts of her audiences with her perfect comedy timing and her beautifully observed portrayals of the people she plays.

Hear from those who have worked closely with Julie throughout her career, including Victoria Wood, with whom she took her first steps in television; Willy Russell, who wrote the BAFTA-winning Educating Rita in which she starred; and Rupert Grint, whose mother she played in the Harry Potter films.

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production details
UK / BBC Two – BAFTA Productions – Whizz Kid Entertainment / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 24 December 2014 @ 9.30pm

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.