Julie Walters in Conversation

As part of a season dedicated to her TV work at BFI Southbank, actor Julie Walters talks to TV critic and journalist James Rampton about the early days of her diverse acting career. Walters amusingly describes the difficulties she experienced before being able to train as an actor and attributes the kick starting of her career to the Everyman Theatre, the incubator for acting talent at the time. She mentions her debut TV performance in Second City Firsts in 1975 and then recounts her first performance in a 'playlet' with Victoria Wood at The Bush Theatre in 1978, with whom she went on to form her most iconic professional collaboration. She also discusses her transition to drama and her need to express herself in roles across the tragic and comic spectrums.


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