BAFTA Award Goes To Julie Walters

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Julie Walters, the veteran actress, is to receive a top-honor British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA award. The ceremony will be held on television on May 18th, and Walters will receive the most prominent British on-screen acting recognition from the BAFTA.

This morning, Walters was hosted on DJ Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast show, where she revealed that she still hasn’t written her acceptance speech. The veteran star admits, “I am honored to receive this prestigious award and extremely shocked. I’ve worked with some brilliant people over the years and have been very fortunate to have had the opportunities to work on such a variety of projects.”

Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA Awards added:

“Julie Walters is one of the most talented individuals to grace our screens. She has the innate ability to draw the viewer in across any genre, captivating and entertaining with every performance.”

The elderly actress became one of the most cherished stars after the performance in Britain’s most favorite movies like Billy Eliot, and the Harry Potter Franchise. Her carrier began with the series Wood and Walters, co-starring Victoria Wood, and Dinnerladies. She became a worldwide recognized star after receiving an Oscar in 1983 movie Educating Rita, where she co-starred with Michael Caine.

The 64-year-old began her career on-screen teaming up with comic legend Victoria Wood in series such as Wood and Walters and later Dinnerladies before becoming a global star after receiving an Oscar nomination for her role opposite Michael Caine in Educating Rita back in 1983.

The ceremony will be held on May 18th, at the British Academy Television Awards in London, at Theatre Royal Drury.

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