Julie Walters

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Stars including Sir Ian McKellen urge changes to visa rules for artists
Julie Walters among signatories to letter saying post-Brexit changes a ‘towering hurdle’ to working in Europe

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

16, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Let's Do It by Jasper Rees review – Victoria Wood, perfectionist
An unflinching, affectionate portrait of the hugely popular writer and performer with a flair for very English comedy

Viv Groskop

24, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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The Secret Garden review – classic kids' tale gets lost in the undergrowth | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story of an adventurous young girl is overwhelmed by the abundant shrubbery of a garden the size of the Amazon rainforest

Peter Bradshaw

23, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Julie Walters' best film performances – ranked!
With her latest film, The Secret Garden, arriving in August, here’s a look at Walters’ greatest big-screen roles – from Educating Rita to Paddington

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jun, 2020 @12:34 PM

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Wild Rose review – Jessie Buckley plucks the heartstrings
A fiery Glaswegian singer and single mother dreams of Nashville glory

Mark Kermode

14, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Wild Rose review – Jessie Buckley sparkles as an ex-con country singer
In this entertaining if sentimental tale co-starring Julie Walters, a young Glaswegian dreams of becoming a star in Nashville

Peter Bradshaw

10, Apr, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Julie Walters: ‘As soon as I saw it, I thought, oh my God, that looks gorgeous’
In the first of a new series, the actor explains how the gown she wore to the Baftas in 2015 helped cure her fear of red-carpet dressing

Interview by Leah Harper

12, Mar, 2019 @4:56 PM

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Mary Poppins Returns review – not totally expialidocious but still a joy
It was always going to be hard to watch for a diehard Poppins fan, but this sequel to the 1964 classic retains the magic

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Mary Poppins Returns review –  a spoonful of state-of-the-art genetically modified sweetener
Emily Blunt is the magical nanny in this scarily accomplished clone-pastiche sequel, which starts terrifically and ends cloyingly – just like the original

Peter Bradshaw

12, Dec, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Mamma Mia 2 makers hope to repeat box office success
My my, how can fans resist Cher singing Fernando and playing Meryl Streep’s mum?

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

14, Jul, 2018 @4:44 PM

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Lewis Gilbert: master craftsman who went beyond Bond with a 'working class trilogy' | Peter Bradshaw
Gilbert, who has died aged 97, may have been best known for his three 007 films, but it’s the films he made about working class life that are his great achievement

Peter Bradshaw

28, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Lewis Gilbert obituary
Film director whose long and varied career produced hits including Alfie and Educating Rita

Sheila Whitaker

27, Feb, 2018 @6:05 PM

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