"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, CBE (born 22 February, 1950) is an English actress and writer most famous for playing Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. She is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Laurence Olivier Award winner as well as a recipient of two BAFTA Film Awards, four BAFTA TV Awards and in 2014, the BAFTA Fellowship.Like many British actors, Walters has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She played in the following films:
- Educating Rita (1983)
- Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
- Stepping Out (1991)
- Billy Elliot (2000) - Earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
- Harry Potter (2001-2011)
- Calendar Girls (2003)
- Driving Lessons (2006) with Rupert Grint
- Mamma Mia! (2008)
- Brave (2012)