Julie Walters, CBE (born 22 February 1950), who is an English actress and novelist. She came to international prominence for portraying the title role in Educating Rita (1983). It was a role she had created on the West End stage, and it won her BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for Best Actress. She is also well known internationally for her role as Mrs Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, and for her collaborations with Victoria Wood. In 2006, she came fourth in ITV’s poll of the public’s 50 Greatest Stars in the UK.