From her BAFTA-winning television work, such as My Beautiful Son, to her big screen debut alongside Michael Caine in Educating Rita, her starring role in Billy Elliot and her portrayal of Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Julie Walters has worked with some of the greatest and most diverse actors and directors in the world today. The authors have interviewed friends, teachers and colleagues to skilfully compile the first ever biography of one of Britain's finest and best-loved actresses.
“5* Fascinating biography and a perfect summer read. I’ve been a huge fan of Julie Walters since her ‘Victoria Wood, as Seen on TV’ days and this well crafted biography details Julie’s life from working class Birmingham through to her Hollywood/OBE/National Treasure current status. I particularly found the descriptions of Julie’s early stage career to be interesting, especially when juxtaposed with the politial climate of the 70s and 80s. The authors pulled no punches with the anguish caused by Julie’s daughter Maisie’s cancer treatment and I’m sure this will help other parents in the same situation. All in all, a great book and it’s lovely to hear that Julie’s a joy to work with in whichever production she’s appearing. Great stuff!” Amazon Top 1,000 Reviewer, July 2006