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Julie T. Wallace

BornJulie Therese Keir ( 1961-05-28 ) 28 May 1961 (age 59) Wimbledon , London , England
OccupationActress
Twitter@julietwallace
Years active1986-present

Julie T. Wallace is the daughter of actor Andrew Keir, and is the sister of actors Sean Keir and Deirdre Keir. She stands 6 feet 2 inches tall. She was active in theatre from the late 1970s, including taking leading role in Edward Bond's Worlds, directed by Bond himself, in a youth theatre production. She attended Webber Douglas Drama School, after which she made her professional debut in what has remain her best known role. She made her television debut in the title role in the BBC dramatisation of Fay Weldon's Life and Loves of She-Devil. For this role, she was nominated for British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. She played the small part of Rosika Miklos in the James Bond's film Living Daylights. She stars in Comic Strip Presents. Episodes les Dogs and Queen of Wild Frontier. In 1996, she was featured as Serpentine in Neil Gaiman's BBC miniseries Neverwhere. She also played Major Iceborg in the 1997 cult classic Fifth Element. She has continued to make regular film and television appearances in supporting roles, with recurring roles in Last of Summer Wine and Catterick. She appeared in the short film Rita and most recently in the BBC comedy series Big School.

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By Tim Oglethorpe for MailOnline update: 04: 30 EST, 28 August 2008 as eponymous anti-heroine in BBC1's Life and Loves Of She-Devil, Julie T. Wallace didn't so much spring to stardom as lurch into it. After all, it's not easy to make graceful entrance when you're over 6ft, hitting scales at 16 and wielding a formidable 48in bust. Add to that the wardrobe department's insistence on embellishing your face with hairy moles, moustache, Satanic red eyes and teeth like ivory daggers, and you can see why Julie's claim to fame was that she's. Well, bit different. The drama, based on Fay Weldon's best-selling novel, was such a success it won four BAFTAs and a further five nominations, including one for Julie herself as best actress-remarkable when you consider this was almost her first TV role. Her most enduring triumph, however, was the praise she received for giving hope to big girls. 'At Finally someone has proven that you don't have to have a body like a stick insect or hourglass to be a sex symbol', one women's magazine declare in gloriously backhand tribute. 'You can be overweight, hideously ugly, with hair like wire gauze and STILL be sexy. ' twenty-one years on, with her She-Devil co-star Patricia Hodge STILL enjoying enduring screen and stage success, and Dennis Waterman entertaining 8. 5million viewers on TV's New Tricks, what has happened to Julie? Well, lot of similarly 'hideously ugly' parts later-including appearance in cinemas recently as an androgynous truck driver in the action movie Speed Racer-Julie, at 46, is reflecting on the consequences of defiantly remaining outside her usual actress stereotype. 'When casting directors want a big, butch woman for a role, they call me, ' she say. 'The trouble is that these days-call it body fascism or simply size-ism-those parts are very few and far between. ' Apart from Speed Racer, she has hardly worked for the past two years. 'I have been through a ghastly time, ' she say. 'It's been appalling. ' Ironically, she has never looked better. She is 4 lighter than when she first found fame, her clear skin is unlined and her blue eyes sparkle. 'I think there has been narrow-mindedness by some directors. They think because I have played ugly roles, I must be an ugly person. 'But my appearance means different things to different people. Some people think I'm beautiful, others think I am definitely not! 'But at risk of sounding pretentious, I am blank canvas and I can be painted in whichever way people want. ' Since She-Devil, she has played spy who crushes man to death with her DD-cup cleavage in James Bond's film Living Daylights, witch in Steve Coogan's comedy Dr Terrible's House Of Horrible, 2 000-year-old demon who takes on two conmen in BBC chiller Love God, derange fan on stage in Stephen King's Misery, Ugly Sister in pantomime and butch nurse in Joe Orton's Loot. 'I get those roles because I am big.

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