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Julie |Walters JULIE WALTERS: A LIFE ON SCREEN (9.30pm BBC 2) WHEN she was awarded a BAFTA fellowship earlier this year, Julie Walters must have been reminded of the drunken acceptance speech she gave on the occasion of her very first BAFTA win for Educating Rita. Apparently, she was absent from the line-up to meet Princess Anne because she was under a table with another actor whose name she has diplomatically forgotten. "It's a wonder BAFTA ever honoured me again," she smiles as she relives that moment again here in a fond tribute that traces her career from gobby Birmingham schoolgirl to national treasure. While the likes of Willy Russell, Alan Bleasdale and, of course, Victoria Wood, explain why they've all written parts specifically tailored for her unique blend of wit, warmth, earthiness and likeability, Julie herself revels in the anecdotes that show her in a less starry light - like her dance routine for Billy Elliot that had her in tears for all the wrong reasons.
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Dec 24, 2014|
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