Betty, cosmetics saleswoman, 52, in Good Fun by Victoria Wood
at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
4 Interviews |
4 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
Dame Julie Walters
5' 3" (1.6 m)
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[on her mother's support of her film career] It wasn't until after she died and I was clearing out her flat that I found a huge pile of newspaper articles she had kept about me, She had been cataloguing my career, but it just wasn't the sort of thing she would say - although when she came to the premiere of Educating Rita
(1983) she pointed me out to a policeman and said, "That's my daughter", so...
Before she played the main character in Educating Rita
(1983), she originated the role in Royal Shakespeare Company's West End stage production in 1980. However, when the film adaptation began production, she was not considered bankable enough for the role and the producers considered replacing her with Dolly Parton
. Walters was eventually given the role after Michael Caine
was cast and she went ...