Dame Julia Mary Walters, DBE (born 22 February, 1950 in Birmingham, England) 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 is also well known for her work with her longtime and very sadly missed friend Victoria Wood.
In 2020 she announced a retirement from acting pending a third Mamma Mia! film.
She played in the following films:
- Educating Rita (1983) — Academy Award nomination for Best Actress
- Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
- Stepping Out (1991)
- Billy Elliot (2000) — 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)
- Paddington (2014)
- Brooklyn (2015)
- Paddington 2 (2017)
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
- Wild Rose (2018)
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018)