Julie Christie (b. 14 April, 1941) is an actress who portrayed Madam Rosmerta in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Career

Christie was a pop icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s. She made her feature film debut in The Fast Lady, a 1962 romantic comedy. She appeared in critically acclaimed films such as Doctor Zhivago (1965), Darling (1965), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now with Donald Sutherland. She was considered for the role of Honey Ryder in Dr No, the first James Bond film,[2] but was eventually passed over in favour of Ursula Andress.

Her other roles include: Heaven Can Wait (1978), The Gold Diggers (1983), No Such Thing (2001), I'm With Lucy (2002), and The Secret Life of Words (2005) and more.

Forty-two years after her Academy Award and BAFTA, Julie won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Away from Her.

Personal life

Christie was born in Assam, India.[3] Her parents separated when she was a child, and after their divorce, she spent time with her mother in rural Wales.[4]

She is active in various causes, including animal rights, environmental protection, and the anti-nuclear power movement and is also a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign,[5] as well as Reprieve,[6] and CFS/ME charity "Action for ME".[7]

Selected filmography

Year Work Award Category Result
1963 Billy Liar BAFTA Award Best British Actress Nominated
1965 Darling Academy Award Best Actress Won
BAFTA Award Best British Actress Won
Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominated
Doctor Zhivago BAFTA Award Best British Actress Nominated
1966 Fahrenheit 451 BAFTA Award Best British Actress Nominated
1971 The Go-Between BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
McCabe & Mrs. Miller Academy Award Best Actress Nominated
1973 Don't Look Now BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1975 Shampoo Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated
1977 Demon Seed Saturn Award Best Actress Nominated
1997 Afterglow Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Won
Academy Award Best Actress Nominated
Satellite Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominated
2004 Troy N/A
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban N/A
Finding Neverland BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
2006 Away from Her Academy Award Best Actress Nominated
BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Won
Satellite Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominated
Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Actress Won
Washington D.C. Film Critics Award Best Actress Won
2008 New York, I Love You N/A

Behind the scenes

Christie as Rosmerta

External links

Notes and references

  1. Internet Movie Database biography page
  2. Lisanti, Tom; Paul, Louis (2002). Film Fatales: women in espionage films and television, 1962–1973, pg. 36.
  3. Ewbank, Tim; Hildred, Stafford (2000). Julie Christie: The Biography. Carlton Publishing Group, London. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-0-233-00255-2. " ... Forty five days later, on 14 April, there was much cause for rejoicing for Frank and Rosemary Christie, a British couple living on a tea plantation in Assam in India, with the arrival of their first child, Julie Frances."
  4. Adams, Tim (1 April 2007). "The divine Miss Julie", The Guardian. Retrieved on 7 May 2010. 
  5. Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Patrons. Palestine Solidarity Campaign (n.d.). Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved on 2009 March 10.
  6. Reprieve - Board and Patrons. Reprieve.
  7. List of Patrons at Action for ME official website, actionforme.org.uk; accessed 29 October 2016.
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