awards & nominations

Brooklyn (2015)

Julie Walters as "Mrs. Kehoe"

Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)NominatedSupporting Actress

Billy Elliot (2000)

Julie Walters as "Mrs. Wilkinson"

The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner's son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class' exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson's zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy's potential.

Academy Award (2000)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)WonActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2000)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Stepping Out (1991)

Julie Walters as "Vera"

A professional singer/dancer (Liza Minnelli) grooms her diverse amateur-dance class for a charity tap show.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role

Personal Services (1987)

Julie Walters as "Christine Painter"

Christine (Julie Walters) is a struggling single mother who reluctantly rents out rooms in her apartment to prostitutes to make ends meet. But when a financial jam forces her to sell her own body, Christine forsakes her reservations about her tenants. Soon, with help from veteran hooker Shirley (Shirley Stelfox), Christine transforms her apartment into a house of ill repute, her makeshift brothel servicing a passel of older male clients with decidedly kinky sexual appetites.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)NominatedActress in a Leading Role