Julie Walters Honoured With BAFTA

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Veteran actress Julie Walters will be honoured for her television work with a special award from the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA).

The actress from Harry Potter will be presented with a BAFTA Fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards ceremony in May 2014 to celebrate her achievements.

She said,

“I am honoured to receive this prestigious award and extremely shocked. I’ve worked with some brilliant people over the years and have been very fortunate to have had the opportunities to work on such a variety of projects.”

Amanda Berry, BAFTA Chief Executive, said,

“Julie Walters is one of the most talented individuals to grace our screens. She has the innate ability to draw the viewer in across any genre, captivating and entertaining with every performance.”

Some of the artists previously honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship from the TV branch of the Academy include actor Sir David Jason, comedy duet Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

Walters will receive her fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards at the London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on May 18th.

She is best known for her on-screen portrayal of Molly Weasley in seven of the eight Harry Potter films. In 2006, she came fourth in ITV’s poll of the public’s 50 Greatest Stars in the UK.

She is also well known for her work with Victoria Wood and has appeared with her in several television shows including Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and Dinnerladies.

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