Magazine article Screen International

BIFAs to Honour Julie Walters

Magazine article Screen International

BIFAs to Honour Julie Walters

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Actress to receive the Richard Harris Award at this weekend's British Independent Film Awards.

Julie Walters is to receive The Richard Harris Award at the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards this Sunday (Dec 8) at Old Billingsgate in London.

The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2002 in honour of the late actor and recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.

Previous winners have included John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Michael Gambon in 2012.

Walters started out in television working with comedian Victoria Wood and has built a career spanning four decades across both film in TV.

She broke in to film with 1984 international hitEducating Rita,where she starred alongside Sir Michael Caine and won a BAFTA and Golden Globe. …

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