Julie Christie

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Julie Christie

Born

4/14/1941, Chabua, Assam, British India

Birth Name

Julie Frances Christie

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Julie was born and brought up in Assam, then part of the Bengal Presidency of British India, where her English father ran a tea plantation. She trained for an acting career at the Central School of Music and Drama, London, then worked in rep for a year or…more

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  • Trivia

    • Julie Christie was ranked at number 32 in glamour.com's The 50 most glamorous women of '08.

    • On January 27, 2008, Julie Christie won the Screen Actors Guild award in the 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role' category for her performance in Away From Her.

    • Christie has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Fiona Anderson, a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Sarah Polley's acclaimed opera prima Away From Her.

    • In May 2007, Julie Christie was named as one of People Magazine's One Hundred Most Beautiful People in the World (over 60).

    • In the 1980s, Julie Christie moved home to the UK and become a campaigner for a range of causes, including animal rights and nuclear disarmament.

    • She signed for the female lead in American Gigolo (1980) when Richard Gere was expected to play opposite her. However, she dropped out when Gere was replaced by John Travolta.

    • She signed to play Agatha Christie in the movie Agatha (1979), but was forced to drop out after she broke a wrist while roller-skating.

    • Julie turned down one million dollars to play Liz Cassidy (the Jackie Kennedy Onassis character) in The Greek Tycoon (1978).

    • She has said her idol is Marlon Brando.

    • Julie turned down the lead in They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969) and Anne of a Thousand Days (1969). The parts both gained Academy Award nominations for the actresses who got them, Jane Fonda and Geneviève Bujold.

    • She arrived as a super-star with the movie Darling (1965).

    • Charlton Heston wanted Julie for his movie The War Lord (1965), but the studio refused to pay the fee her agent held out for.

    • Julie's mother, Rosemary Ramsden, was a painter who came originally from Wales.

    • One of her more recent roles is as Madame Rosmerta in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).

    • Julie's first movie role was in Crooks Anonymous (1962).

    • Her current partner is Duncan Campbell, a British journalist who works for The Guardian of London.

    • In the 1970s, she lived in Los Angeles, much of the time with Warren Beatty.

    • Julie's first break was in a BBC science fiction television show, A for Andromeda. Only episode six and a few other fragments survive.

    • She was expelled from a convent school in India.

    • Julie was born in Assam, India, where her English father ran a plantation.

    • She trained at the Central School of Music and Drama, London.

    • Julie won an Academy Award (Best Actress) for her part in Darling (1965), and received another Academy Award nomination for McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971).

    • Al Pacino called Julie Christie "the most poetic of all actresses".

  • Quotes

    • Julie Christie: It's lovely to receive an award from your own Union. Especially at a time when we are being so forcibily reminded, how important Unions are.

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