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Julie Christie

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Julie Christie
Julie Christie at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in 1997
Julie Frances Christie

(1940-04-14) 14 April 1940 (age 84)
Years active1961–present
SpouseDuncan Campbell (m. 2007-present)
As Lara in Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Julie Christie (born 14 April 1940) is a British actress. She has worked in theatre, motion picture and television. She has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award. In 1997 she was given a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, a lifetime achievement award. She has starred in many movies throughout her career. She was born in British India to British parents.

In 1967, Time magazine said of her: "What Julie Christie wears has more real impact on fashion than all the clothes of the ten best-dressed women combined".[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

In the early 1960s, Christie dated actor Terence Stamp. She became engaged to Don Bessant, a lithographer and art teacher, in 1965.[2] She dated actor Warren Beatty from 1967 to 1974. In November 2007, aged 66, Christie married The Guardian journalist Duncan Campbell.[3] He had been her partner since 1979.

She is active in various causes, including animal rights, environmental protection, and the anti-nuclear power movement. She is also a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.[4]

Filmography[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
The Fast Lady 1962 Claire Chingford
Crooks Anonymous 1962 Babette LaVern
Billy Liar 1963 Liz Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best British Actress
Darling 1965 Diana Scott
Doctor Zhivago 1965 Lara Antipova
Young Cassidy 1965 Daisy Battles
Fahrenheit 451 1966 Clarisse / Linda Montag Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best British Actress
Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 Bathsheba Everdene
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London 1967 Herself
Petulia 1968 Petulia Danner
In Search of Gregory 1969 Catherine Morelli
The Go-Between 1970 Marian - Lady Trimingham Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Constance Miller Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Don't Look Now 1973 Laura Baxter Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Shampoo 1975 Jackie Shawn Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nashville 1975 Herself
Demon Seed 1977 Susan Harris
Heaven Can Wait 1978 Betty Logan
Memoirs of a Survivor 1981 'D'
The Return of the Soldier 1982 Kitty Baldry
Les Quarantièmes rugissants 1982 Catherine Dantec
Heat and Dust 1983 Anne
The Gold Diggers 1983 Ruby
Separate Tables 1983 Mrs. Shankland TV movie
Champagne amer 1986 Betty Rivière
Miss Mary 1986 Mary Mulligan
Power 1986 Ellen Freeman
Väter und Söhne – Eine deutsche Tragödie 1986 Charlotte Deutz TV mini-series
Dadah Is Death 1988 Barbara Barlow TV movie
Fools of Fortune 1990 Mrs. Quinton
Katie and Eilish - Siamese Twins 1992 (Narrator) 1993 Peabody Award winner
The Railway Station Man 1992 Helen Cuffe
Hamlet 1996 Gertrude
Dragonheart 1996 Queen Aislinn
Afterglow 1997 Phyllis Mann
The Miracle Maker 2000 Rachael Voice Only
Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre 2001 Glenda Spender
No Such Thing 2001 Dr. Anna
I'm with Lucy 2002 Dori aka Autour de Lucy (France)
Snapshots 2002 Narma
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Madam Rosmerta
Finding Neverland 2004 Mrs. Emma du Maurier Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Troy 2004 Thetis
Garbo 2005 Narrator
Cycle of Peace 2005 Narrator
The Secret Life of Words 2005 Inge
Away from Her 2006 Fiona Anderson
New York, I Love You 2009 Isabelle
Glorious 39 2009 Elizabeth
Hello Darkness 2011 Rachel
Red Riding Hood 2011 Grandmother

Theatre[change | change source]

  • Cries From The Heart (2007)

Royal Court Theatre

  • Old Times (1995)

Wyndhams Theatre & Theatr Clywd

  • Suzanna Andler (1997)

Chichester Festival Theatre (and on tour, Bath, Oxford, Richmond and Guildford)

  • Uncle Vanya (1973)


  • The Comedy of Errors (1964)


  • Frinton Repertory of Essex (1957)

References[change | change source]

  1. "The private life of Julie Christie", L.A. Times, 5 January 2008.
  2. Julie Christie, Anthony Hayward (Robert Hale, 2000)
  3. "In brief: Julie Christie gets married". The Guardian. London. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  4. "Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Patrons". Palestine Solidarity Campaign. n.d. Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-03-10.

Other websites[change | change source]