Julie Walters – I remember Michael saying, ‘Rich…

I remember Michael saying, ‘Rich and famous? It’s much better to be just rich’. I…


“I remember Michael saying, ‘Rich and famous? It’s much better to be just rich’. I didn’t quite get it to begin with. But he’s right. You lose anonymity. I say to my family that you’ve no idea until you lose it how precious anonymity is.”
-Julie Walters

Julie Walters – I never wanted to become…

I never wanted to become an actress because I’d read great literature or seen great…


“I never wanted to become an actress because I’d read great literature or seen great Shakespeare. It was more just wanting to understand what the people were really like, why they said all the strange things they did.”
-Julie Walters

Julie Walters – My mother was born on…

My mother was born on a tiny farm in County Mayo. She was meant to…


“My mother was born on a tiny farm in County Mayo. She was meant to stay at home and look after the farm while her brother and sister got an education. However, she came to England on a visit and never went back.”
-Julie Walters

Julie Walters – There were all us baby…

There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education, started to learn…


“There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education, started to learn, then went on the pill, the whole thing, and so there are today a lot more women writers, editors, producers, and so a lot more women’s stories. God, the BBC’s practically run by women.”
-Julie Walters

Julie Walters – Everyone comes up to me…

Everyone comes up to me saying, ‘Cooee, Julie! Hello!’ as if I know them. Of…


“Everyone comes up to me saying, ‘Cooee, Julie! Hello!’ as if I know them. Of course I don’t bloody know them. Am I flummoxed by it? Sometimes. I think, ‘Ooh, love, go easy.’ For a time, I did feel this pressure that I had to be funny, but it passes.”
-Julie Walters