The number-one Sunday Times bestseller
Her mum wanted her to be a nurse so that is what Julie did.
But in her heart she had always wanted to be an actress and soon she was on stage at the local theatre in Liverpool. Her career snowballed with highlights that include Educating Rita, Billy Elliot, Harry Potter, Acorn Antiques, Dinner Ladies and Mamma Mia! She has been nominated for two Oscars, been awarded multiple BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, plus been honoured with a DBE. This is the heart-warming and funny story of that journey.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Julie Walters was nominated for an Oscar for EDUCATING RITA, having made the part her own on stage, and starred in BILLY ELLIOT. She played Mrs Weasley in the HARRY POTTER films, and co-starred with Helen Mirren in CALENDAR GIRLS. Versatile enough to appear both as Mrs Overall in her friend Victoria Wood's ACORN ANTIQUES as well as the Wife of Bath in the BBC's modernised adaptation of THE CANTERBURY TALES, she is 'arguably the nation's best-loved actress' (SUNDAY TIMES). She is the author of MAGGIE'S TREE, a novel, and THAT'S ANOTHER STORY, her bestselling autobiography.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Acquired via BookCrossing 02 Nov 2009 - found unregistered on University OBCZ shelfLike so many showbiz autobiographies, this seemed to focus on the early years and struggle at the expense of the later ones. Mamma Mia was mentioned, for example, but only in passing. This does stop massive luvviedom, but I'd have liked to know more about this, her own family etc. Other than that a good and straightforward, honest-sounding read, lots of pictures and lots of nice Birmingham background too. Better than the biography of her I read a while ago.